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  • -Thank you for being here.

  • And I'm so happy you're here with Cher.

  • This is so cool and fun.

  • Everyone explain who you play in "The Cher Show."

  • -I play Star Cher, which is the more mature

  • and wiser of the three, I guess.

  • -Not as old as I am yet. -No.

  • -Not yet, no. [ Laughter ]

  • You're ageless. -Right.

  • -You're timeless. -I love it.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -But I'm lucky in the sense that I get to narrate

  • a little bit and I kind of

  • get to weave myself in through the whole show.

  • The beauty of the three of us is it's not linear,

  • so we kind of step in for each other

  • when someone needs to be a little braver

  • or when someone needs a bit of encouragement.

  • But I do go from -- I don't know.

  • What age were you at "Sonny & Cher,"

  • which is this one? -Who's "Sonny & Cher"?

  • --Well, the beginning -- Micaela's "Sonny & Cher"?

  • I was -- -4.

  • -Right? -I was --

  • -Yeah. -Well, you start --

  • -Suspend your disbelief. -It starts at me as 4,

  • and it's brilliant. [ Laughter ]

  • -Yeah. -She's talking to my mom

  • and she's riding on a tricycle, and she goes,

  • "I think I'm leaving," or I want to --

  • -Yeah. -"I've learned enough,

  • I'm leaving." And so -- and then we just go through --

  • all the girls have a certain part.

  • And -- but they do go in and out of each other because they talk

  • to each other, like, you know, "Don't sweat the small stuff."

  • -Yeah. -Or, "This is going to okay."

  • -Yeah. -We call it Cher-apy.

  • -Right. -Yeah.

  • [ Laughter ] -Yeah.

  • -You should. What Cher are you?

  • -And then I'm Lady.

  • So I'm sort of -- I'm when Sonny and Cher

  • start to kind of mold into this sort of comedy duo

  • and get that brilliant comedy dynamic.

  • -Yeah, absolutely. -That is so specific

  • and so awesome. -And all those Bob Mackie --

  • -And, yeah, and then they go on to

  • "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" and become -- like, you guys

  • are now going to be in people's living rooms.

  • -Oh. -Right.

  • -Like, on a weekly basis.

  • -And we have the action figures in my house.

  • Yeah, absolutely. -Yeah.

  • -We had some "Sonny & Cher" dolls

  • during our rehearsal period that were sort of like our mascots.

  • -Yeah. -Was there ever a part

  • of your -- I mean, you see in the show,

  • but was there ever a part where you go, like,

  • "That's part of my career I just wish that didn't happen."

  • Or, "I didn't like this part"? -Yeah.

  • [ Laughter ] Yeah.

  • There were certain parts that were really, um, difficult.

  • And I was struggling. I mean, in the beginning,

  • what happened, truthfully,

  • one of the stories that is the truth, is that Sonny and I,

  • we were really famous. And then we just --

  • Our career just went off a hill, and we had no money,

  • we had no job, and we paid the --

  • We owed the government $278,000.

  • And we just got in a car

  • and headed towards Windsor, Ontario,

  • and started our life again. -Wow.

  • -And we were broke-ass broke.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -And you had no -- you had plan on what to do next?

  • -Sonny just said, "You're going to wear a gown,

  • and I'm going wear a tuxedo, and we're going to just go there

  • and we're going to see what can happen."

  • And the people hated us. [ Laughter ]

  • I finally got so pissed off -- -Yeah.

  • -So I turned around, like sometimes you do,

  • and started to make the band laugh.

  • And the band would laugh at anything. So --

  • But then we got really good.

  • And Sonny thought, "This is great."

  • So we started having this thing

  • where we made the band laugh first,

  • and then we started making the people laugh.

  • And then the people started to love us.

  • -Yeah, absolutely.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I mean, what would you want people to take away

  • when they see the show?

  • -I think -- I'm not exactly sure,

  • but I think that you can just never give up.

  • If I had to tell anybody anything.

  • It's when you do the thing that scares you and you do it

  • and you gut it through and you don't give up,

  • no matter what people say about you.

  • And people have said some pretty terrible things about me.

  • And you just don't give up and you don't give up

  • and you don't give up. Because then --

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -It'll work itself out.

  • You have a great line in the play

  • where you're talking to your mom.

  • She says, "You better marry a very rich man."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -"Mom, I am a rich man." -Yeah.

  • -That's what Cher always responded.

  • -My mom said that. -Your mom --

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • That's the best. And she goes --

  • -No. So my mom once --

  • I don't know what went through my mom's mind.

  • She just had some sort of a blackout, and --

  • And she was just talking to me about, "You know,

  • you should be making movies, and you should be producing them

  • and so and so and so and so.

  • And honey, you should marry a rich man."

  • And I just looked at her and I said,

  • "Mom, I am a rich man."

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -I mean, if it gets that applause at the show...

  • -Yeah. -It gets that applause

  • every show. -Yeah.

  • -Yeah. -Do you get nervous singing

  • in front of Cher in rehearsals and when you're working on this?

  • -No! -Come on.

  • We did in the beginning. -Yes!

  • -Of course, you're Cher. Of course we were nervous.

  • -Yeah. -Yeah.

  • -And, you know, there's still --

  • now we have this beautiful sisterhood

  • that we feel so blessed to have.

  • But before, when you're playing Cher for Cher,

  • and you've got to use the voice and you've got to make sure

  • that you have all of the things that make Cher Cher

  • in front of Cher, it's very nerve-racking.

  • -Wow. If you're playing the drinking game,

  • the "Cher" drinking game, you're wasted right now.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • But there's so much fun in the show and different things.

  • I want to show -- you brought an exclusive clip to us.

  • And give everyone a little idea of what they'll see

  • when they go to "The Cher Show."

  • Take a look at this.

  • -♪ Do you believe in life after love? ♪

  • ♪ I can feel something inside me say

  • ♪ I really don't think you're strong enough, no

  • Do you believe in life after love? ♪

  • -♪ You haven't seen the last of me

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

-Thank you for being here.

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