YouTube Treasure: Cher Plays All The Parts In West Side Story

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It turns out Cher was the original gender outlaw.

In a segment of her TV show in the 1970s, the superstar portrayed all--and I mean all--the roles in a mini version of West Side Story, including Maria, Anita, and the Jets!

And she's brilliant.

So brilliant that when she sings "Something's Coming," I always think, "Yeah, me!"

Enjoy.

Versatility has never been this cost effective.


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JinxMcGillicudd
JinxMcGillicudd

@mikeymusto I'm obsessed. But suspicious. Is that really her singing "Tonight," at the very end of the four-part thing? Hmmm....

williamHK
williamHK

Her albums from all decades are always interesting, some of vocals are powerhouse, some are incredibly bad, but always versatile and she gave a lot of songwriters exposure.  

latenitebump
latenitebump

cher did it all including marry a republican. she sang with the jackson 5, labelle, etc. remember when she did laverne?

 

ladybug9
ladybug9

Brilliant indeed. And so sweet in her intro.

bwaybill
bwaybill

I always thought of her as a tomboy, She does great with the male roles!

PhillyRob
PhillyRob

My computer just exploded from "too much gay"  There's pink froth all over the walls of my apartment.  It was worth it.

mikeymusto
mikeymusto

@JinxMcGillicudd But for the rest of it, when Cher sings Anita or Maria, it's her.

mikeymusto
mikeymusto

@JinxMcGillicudd You're right. One of the 2 female voices sounds like someone else for sure.

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