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Cher show or Prom?

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Cher show or Prom?#1
Posted: 4/15/19 at 4:00pm
I have one slot open.
HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
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Cher show or Prom?#2
Posted: 4/15/19 at 4:05pm

I liked both

The Cher Show-PRO-Costumes, Dancing, Cher Music;  CON-If you are not a Cher Fan, weak book

The Prom-PRO-Solid Book Musical, Good solid performance, Strong LGBT theme; CON-kind of corny.

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Cher show or Prom?#3
Posted: 4/15/19 at 4:09pm
Definitely The Prom
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Cher show or Prom?#4
Posted: 4/15/19 at 4:18pm

Are you a fan of Stephanie J. Block or Cher? See THE CHER SHOW. I loved every minute. 

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Cher show or Prom?#5
Posted: 4/15/19 at 4:31pm

Definitely The Prom.  The Cher Show bored me to no end, especially act 2.  The Prom has great performances and is hysterical and sentimental.

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Cher show or Prom?#6
Posted: 4/15/19 at 4:54pm

PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-PROM-.......

I really like it!!!!

CHER was a drag--weak script--although costumes and the Cher trio, along with Sonny, were very good 

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Cher show or Prom?#7
Posted: 4/15/19 at 5:15pm
Agree with most in this thread, unless you're some kind of Cher superfan, it's no contest, see The Prom.
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Cher show or Prom?#8
Posted: 4/15/19 at 5:53pm

The Prom. Funny, entertaining, with a great book and choreography and stellar cast. 

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Cher show or Prom?#9
Posted: 4/15/19 at 7:16pm

Another vote for THE PROM. Hilarious and heartfelt. You'll have a great time.

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Cher show or Prom?#10
Posted: 4/15/19 at 7:43pm

The Cher Show. No question.

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Cher show or Prom?#11
Posted: 4/15/19 at 11:23pm

While I'm very familiar with Cher's songbook, particularly her post-Sonny years, and am not very interested in her career and haven't followed her, I had a blast at TCS. It moved right along and didn't drag, though I didn't much care the Greg Allman segment in Act 2 -- definitely a weak part of the book -- and there seemed to be a rush to tie things up in the second half of Act 2. Nonetheless it's a feast for the eyes with the costumes -- the "Ain't Nobody's Business..." fashion show was stunning. The countless quick changes are impressive with the intricate costumes. Great sound and lighting. Loved the three Cher's, though agree as I've read a few times the Teal Wicks persona could have been divided into the other two, though she has the best book scenes and lines. And, if watching gorgeous chorus boys and girls is your thing, this has a very good-looking and very talented ensemble. 

TCS's recording is available for streaming and I must be driving my neighbors batty replaying the Vegas scene where they mash When the Money's Gone with All or Nothing, and slot machine sound effects mixed in. Yeah, yeah, it's all fun cheesy fluff, but damn I had a gay ol' time and I hope to catch it again if it's still on the boards when I visit in the fall. 

Maybe it's a generational thing: When walking around TS I saw alot of groups of teens and millennials wearing The Prom shirts and buttons. 

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Cher show or Prom?#12
Posted: 4/15/19 at 11:34pm
I’m not a die hard Cher fan either but I loved The Cher Show. It was a lot of fun. Great cast, music, costumes. I think this one will have multiple Tony nominations.

I haven’t seen The Prom but have heard a couple of the songs on the radio and I haven’t been that excited by them.
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Cher show or Prom?#13
Posted: 4/15/19 at 11:42pm

THE PROM

100%

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Cher show or Prom?#14
Posted: 4/16/19 at 12:09am

Prom! Prom! Prom!

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Cher show or Prom?#15
Posted: 4/16/19 at 8:41am

That's Easy.  PROM!

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Cher show or Prom?#16
Posted: 4/16/19 at 10:33am

Of the two, I've only seen The Cher Show, so based on that, I would recommend The Prom.

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Cher show or Prom?#17
Posted: 4/16/19 at 11:41am

Add another vote for The Prom. 

I thought the three Chers (and most of the supporting cast) were all fantastic, as were the costumes, but I don't have much more positive to say about that show.

Prom was absolutely delightful. Hilarious, memorable, and the cast is spot-on. 

Unless you're a huge Cher fan, this is a no-brainer to me. 

Updated On: 4/16/19 at 11:41 AM
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Cher show or Prom?#18
Posted: 4/16/19 at 11:43am

I'd see The Cher Show. While the book is pretty thin, I think it's directed and staged far better than The Prom, which I felt to be an assault on my eyes.

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Cher show or Prom?#19
Posted: 4/16/19 at 11:45am
Love Stephanie J Block. Loved the Prom.
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Cher show or Prom?#20
Posted: 4/16/19 at 3:59pm
PROM, Fun show
Cher Show, had its moments, was bored for a lot of it.