Venue Details

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Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
Between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
617-266-0800
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Member Tips

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Casual
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Snacks and drinks can be purchased in the lobby and brought into the theater
info May 25 2009 star this tip starred
It's a trek but take public transportation unless you want to pay $13 and up.
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Typically overpriced event fare.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.2 average rating
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joe
6 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended May 17 2009

Great concept, thought provoking material, execution was ok...sound design was terrible, if more than one actor was singing, it was difficult to hear what else was being said.

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attended Jun 05 2009

Eh, lots of talent clearly, but the humor was just so so.. I know, what did I expect, it is a parody of jerry springer, one of the most depressing and low brow talk shows ever to grace the airwaves.

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Quotes & Highlights

Jerry Springer: The Opera… is, in fact, not only an opera but a clever – and sometimes more than clever – piece of art. By turns hilarious and thought-provoking, obscene and moral, it both amuses and instructs. But mostly amuses.” —Boston Globe
“Brassy, offensive, and hilarious… and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” —Boston Herald
“One of the most refreshingly original and genuinely funny theatrical productions of the young 21st century.” —Quincy Patriot Ledger

Description

Music by Richard Thomas

Book and Lyrics by Stewart Lee & Richard Thomas

Directed by Paul Daigneault

With:Michael Fennimore, Amelia Broome, Kerry A. Dowling, Luke Grooms, Brian Richard Robinson, and Timothy John Smith.

About the Ticket Supplier: SpeakEasy Stage

Over the past nineteen seasons, SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston's premier theater staging Boston premieres. Year after year, SpeakEasy has won acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays.

Recently, SpeakEasy was singled out by Variety, the entertainment newspaper, as a force in regional theater and a champion of small, often overlooked musicals.