Catherine Ariale from “The Cher Show”

“It feels like an absolute dream every single day. This is what I’ve been wanting to do since I was a child.”

Welcome Catherine Ariale:

We’re joined on the Starline by a singer and actor and if you make her laugh you might hear her Kristen Wiig impersonation. She’s on the road portraying glam pop Lady Cher in National Broadway tour of “The Cher Show”. We welcome Catherine Ariale.

Catherine, let’s go Beyond the Mic. 32 weeks ago you started on this path. When people come see “The Cher Show” how does their applause make you feel?

Where did your love of music begin?

You’ve done “Night of Sondhiem”, “Sewing the Dream” among many other projects. Why was playing Lady Cher the next logical step for you?

Best Broadway show you ever saw live and who starred in it?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Favorite and least favorite Cher song?

2. How long does it take you to do an average Sudoku puzzle?

3. Last thing you bought when you went thrifting / vintage shopping?

4. Best place in the Magic Kingdom?

5. Favorite family memory at the outer banks?

6. I have 20/40 vision without my glasses, how strong is your prescription?

7. Favorite type of casserole?

8. Best thing about your dog? Chill

The Back Half:

Your tag team partners Ella and Morgan started this road with you. How has this tour brought you tighter together?

Working together you get really close. So what’s the one thing that is amazing about them each?

Have you ever met Cher?

Everyone has one, Catherine, when you made it, you have done this role. What’s your dream role?

We’ve talked about your dreams, let’s talk about the one thing that changed you forever, the day you got the call saying you got this gig. Tell me about that day.

Inspiration guides us from where we are in the past to who we are today. Who inspires you today?

How has this role changed the way you look at theatre?

On Scene:

Life for you is bus, plane, hotel and repeat. Where’s the one place you have to find when you arrive in a new city?

What’s the one comfort item on the tour?

Typical outfit of the day?

How many shoes are in the one bag?

What’s your warmup routine preshow?

How has your parents and family supported you on this adventure?

How many times have your parents and boyfriend seen the show?


The end of the tour is coming up, what happens after San Francisco? What’s your next challenge?

Talk to me about the cast & crew and how special they are to you?

How has this changed your life?

What does that mean to you?

One Big Question:

Pace Performing Arts shaped you, changed you and helped form you to the talent you are today. What’s the best and worst thing about your time there?

Catherine, why should people watch “The Cher Show”?

Which is stronger now, your Kristen Wiig or your Cher impersonation.

The Wrap:

It takes her two minutes to finish an easy Sudoku puzzle, loves riding Space Mountain and her mom’s Christmas Breakfast casserole. She’s glam pop Lady Cher in the Cher Show on tour now. Catherine Ariale, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

Check out Catherine’s website here.

Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with Broadway stars here.

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