Cher is the New Queen of Vegas

 

Cher Vegas
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Her show does not need a name. Unlike Celine Dion (“A New Day”), Bette Midler (“The Showgirl Must Go On”) and even Elton John (The Red Piano”), this experience needs only her moniker: Cher. I admit to my irrelevance at the outset. Cher’s show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace is critic proof. This is the must-see show in Vegas right now and will probably be so until it closes. Get a running start if you want tickets, and don’t expect any discounts.

I will tell you there are a lot of bad things to be said about the show called Cher. The reliance on footage you can see on YouTube during costume changes makes for significant drops in energy. Few have mishandled a Bob Dylan cover as inanely as Cher’s halfhearted “All I Really Want to Do.” A lot of the choreography is hopelessly stuck in the ’80s, with flinch-worthy results. And, of course, there was the predictable duet with a video image of Sonny. At close to two hours, the show runs longer than the energy and ideas deserve.

Cher Las Vegas

But none of this matters. Cher has created a monstrously entertaining experience that (even more than “A New Day,” which actually relied on a Cirque alumnae) captures a sort of ultimate state-of-the-art Vegas production show and places that in the midst of a Cher concert of resplendent diva glory. There are aerialists and contortionists clearly inspired from Cirque, eye-catching set changes of the sort passed off for illusions in magic shows on the Strip, a better use of the Colosseum’s massive stage than any previous tenant. The sets head up to the lip of the audience, and the band glides on and off stage to make room for the props and dancers, and Cher comes to the stage via floating in a cage over the audience.

Unlike most divas, Cher is not possessed with a stellar voice capable of the big notes. But time has lowered her singing to a darker-hued sound that within her range is as powerful as a punch. And, her power is a large part of what makes the show so intense at its best points. She certainly does not hide behind her background singers and is game for mixing live vocals with hard choreography in ways that the Britney Spears generation abandoned long ago. Then there is Cher’s insanely perfect appearance in an ever-changing array of Bob Mackie outfits that only Cher could get away with wearing. Perhaps, like Mick Jagger or Frank Sinatra does for men, Cher, 62, represents to her audience an ideal fantasy of aging.

I also tried to explore the Cher store but was turned back by so many clashing odors of overdone perfume worn by the adoring fans who filled the store that the place should have an air-quality warning from the health department.

Anyway, Cher is here. And, her show is the perfect Vegas spectacle. If there is a place in your heart for this style of entertainment, Cher offers a version that is light years (and a light show) in front of the competition, offering a more on-game diva than Midler is presenting in “The Showgirl Must Go On” and along with her massive star power, Cher is able to throw in plenty of examples of the mix of aerialists and acrobats that is often the main attraction of any Cirque production. You will get the complete old-school Vegas experience of entertainment with Cher updated to the best of 2008 taste and technology. Of course, at $250 for the best seats, remember that everything about Cher is outsized.

CLICK HERE to buy Cher Tickets to her Las Vegas Concerts, you can still get great seats to all the shows!

Source: LA Times

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17 Responses to Cher is the New Queen of Vegas

  1. nikko

    this critic cetainly is not a cher fan

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  2. Franckey

    Nikko, this critic said many bad things but he/she also said very very nice things about Cher (so nice it seemed surreal) ! Did you read the ENTIRE article?? lol

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  3. Alex

    After all this time out of stage, its natural all this kinds of critics, close of her 62 years old Cher is the most old singer with all the sucess she have, and she still have all the power. The history of music for sure don’t will have another diva like cher so soon like that! More than 4 decades of carrear is too much and really good! Congratulations for Cher about all of this, and her voice change yes, but she have like allways a good one and very powerful… I would like to remenber some of her hits on the 80’s or even 70’s where she made high notes…

    Greets for all

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  4. Alex

    After all this time out of stage, its natural all this kinds of critics, close of her 62 years old Cher is the most old singer with all the sucess she have, and she still have all the power. The history of music for sure don’t will have another diva like cher so soon like that! More than 4 decades of carrear is too much and really good! Congratulations for Cher about all of this, and her voice change yes, but she have like allways a good one and very powerful… I would like to remenber some of her hits on the 80’s or even 70’s where she made high notes…

    Greets for all

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  5. Alex

    After all this time out of stage, its natural all this kinds of critics, close of her 62 years old Cher is the most old singer with all the sucess she have, and she still have all the power. The history of music for sure don’t will have another diva like cher so soon like that! More than 4 decades of carrear is too much and really good! Congratulations for Cher about all of this, and her voice change yes, but she have like allways a good one and very powerful… I would like to remenber some of her hits on the 80’s or even 70’s where she made high notes…

    Greets for all

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  6. Eduardo

    OF COURSE SHE’S THE QUEEN OF VEGAS!!!!!!!
    ALWAYS
    CHER FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. We watched a programme about Cher the other afternoon on t.v. (one I had not seen before) and to see how far she has come and how much she has achieved and done for others is amazing. She has a heart of gold, is a brilliant actress and singer and deserves to be remembered and also to be singing and performing where she is. I am sure that whatever show she is doing will be memorable and well worth whatever figure has to be paid in order to be there. Speaking personally, I live in the U.K and am determined to save as hard as I can in order to go and see her next year with my very good friend Ginger who has been very fortunate to have been to see the show already. Of course it is a jolly long way (plus I have never flown before), but whatever it takes I will be there. Jan – U.K.

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  8. We watched a programme about Cher the other afternoon on t.v. (one I had not seen before) and to see how far she has come and how much she has achieved and done for others is amazing. She has a heart of gold, is a brilliant actress and singer and deserves to be remembered and also to be singing and performing where she is. I am sure that whatever show she is doing will be memorable and well worth whatever figure has to be paid in order to be there. Speaking personally, I live in the U.K and am determined to save as hard as I can in order to go and see her next year with my very good friend Ginger who has been very fortunate to have been to see the show already. Of course it is a jolly long way (plus I have never flown before), but whatever it takes I will be there. Jan – U.K.

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  9. We watched a programme about Cher the other afternoon on t.v. (one I had not seen before) and to see how far she has come and how much she has achieved and done for others is amazing. She has a heart of gold, is a brilliant actress and singer and deserves to be remembered and also to be singing and performing where she is. I am sure that whatever show she is doing will be memorable and well worth whatever figure has to be paid in order to be there. Speaking personally, I live in the U.K and am determined to save as hard as I can in order to go and see her next year with my very good friend Ginger who has been very fortunate to have been to see the show already. Of course it is a jolly long way (plus I have never flown before), but whatever it takes I will be there. Jan – U.K.

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  10. T.j

    Dude i dont care what they say Cher ROCKS THE WORLD!!

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  11. silvana

    cher, fuistesa Mexico y no vinistes a la Argentina!!!
    que tristeza!!!
    igual te queremos!!!!
    sos DIOS!!!

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  12. Ginger

    CHER IS THE BEST ! SHE REALLY IS MY IDOL ! NOT JUST HER LOOKS, BUT HER STRENGTH,DETERMINATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT HER !!

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  13. Kirsty

    After all this time, she is still AMAZING.
    Defo the new Queen of Las Vegas.
    WOW…..

    x x x

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  14. I can’t believe she is still going strong, I mean i’m glad, but wow long career.

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  15. I think we all know who is the real Queen of Vegas But not just Vegas But Rock n Roll I ve watch and see other artist come go but know come close for cher has done she alway be Number One for me i can remember the time when i head about Cher for the frist time i 13 I heard her sing i found someone and we all sleep alone from that day on she always be number one for me

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  16. LISA BAGWELL

    My son and I saw Cher in Vegas 12/12/09, and all I can say is “She is one amazing lady”. Incredible show, Cher rocks the world.

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  17. The new queen starting March 2011 will be Celine. Celine concerts have always been the best in Vegas.

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