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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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4.2 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Tom Lee
43 events 5 reviews

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...continued

reviewed May 17 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Stacy Kasdin
7 events 4 reviews

Hysterical! Go see it now!

reviewed May 23 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from YMM
4 events 3 reviews

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.

reviewed Jun 05 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from gianluigi
22 events 3 reviews

It certainly had its "Jerry Springer moments." There were a lot of good laughs, many just from the "unseemly" justaposition of operatic singing and potty-mouth lyrics. The fun and shock value of these got old quickly, however, and I succumbed to...continued

reviewed May 28 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.

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