Cher, the legendary singer from the 1970’s, caught a preview of a new musical based on her life in Chicago, Illinois, over the weekend. While most would probably be cautious when criticizing a production publicly, Cher was nothing but honest.
During a chat with reporters from The Chicago Tribune, the 72-year-old singer said: “some parts of it were really fabulous.” According to the ex-spouse of the late Sonny Bono, the rest of the crew need to “work on the other parts,” however, in many scenes, they managed to surpass her expectations.
The star joked, “there were no parts where I wanted to gouge my eyes out.” Cher explained that it “needs work,” despite knowing she’s not supposed to say that sort of thing.
However, the acting, especially from some of the men, was so accurate to life that it was “creepy,” the singer explained. Cher is currently working with the director, Jason Moore, who formerly ran the direction process of the first Pitch Perfect movie.
Cher is serving as a creative director of sorts, while she sits alongside Jason Moore and tells him what needs to be changed for the sake of accuracy.
The singer said there are “quotes in the show” that just aren’t quite right. Cher went on to say that she’s been pushing for them to perform a style of play that is much closer to Mamma Mia, a movie she was in throughout her film career. She thinks the audience “would like that sort of thing.”
During her interview with The Chicago Tribune, the singer revealed what parts about it were the hardest to watch. She said the “fights” and the “breakups,” as well as the people she lost were difficult to sit through.
According to the glam-icon, nearly every difficult experience she endured in life were equally hard to watch in the play. Nevertheless, the play has a lot of material to draw on, considering Cher’s massive music and film career which spanned many generations.