London Sensation Jerry Springer - The Opera from SpeakEasy Stage
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The last date listed for Jerry Springer - The Opera was Sunday June 7, 2009 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
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The last musical collaboration by the legendary theater team of John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, C… More
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Featured review from Tom Lee
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Not for every taste, to be sure. But yes, it really is an opera—high C's, arias, a bellowing, spear-carrying Valkyrie, and everything else you'd expect at the Met—sung to the hilt by a cast of foul-mouthed, dysfunctional losers, exactly the sort of people who routinely bared their souls on the Springer show. (Unfortunately, the theater's sub-par acoustics and sound system make it difficult to understand some of the libretto.) Kudos to SpeakEasy for mounting this extravagant and controversial production, most of which is very entertaining and thought-provoking but ultimately overwhelmed by its ambition.
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
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.