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Jerry Springer: The Opera (2005)

A TV presentation of the successful London stage show. A fully operatic production very loosely based on the 'Jerry Springer' TV show.

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Montel / Jesus
Carrie Ellis ...
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Dwight / God
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Claire Platt ...
Zandra / Irene / Mary
Guy Porritt ...
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'Jerry Springer-The Opera' tells the story of a day in the job of world famous talk-show host, Jerry Springer. Jerry has to sort out a number of guests problems; including a man who wants to dress up as a baby, a man with 3 lovers (one of them a transexual) and a fat woman who wants to be a pole dancer. However, on this particular day, something out of the ordinary will happen... Written by spyk_

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Jerry Springer is about to have the worst day of his career.


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£200,000 (estimated)
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This was the only musical ever to win all four "Best Musical" awards (What's On Stage, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics Circle) See more »

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Warm-up Man: Ladies and gentleman / People of most nations of the world
Ensemble: Go, Jerry / Go, Jerry / Jerry
Warm-up Man: Welcome the host / Of the greatest show on the earth
Ensemble: Go Jerry / Go Jerry / Jerry
Warm-up Man: Bigger than Dave Letterman / Bigger than Bob Hope / and give or take a few million / Bigger than the fucking Pope.
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Referenced in The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (2006) See more »

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Daring stuff
11 December 2005 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

This is a show that is pornographic, vulgar, profane and blasphemous. And therein lies its charm. It is a thoughtful polemic against fallen media and social standards and against organized religion. It is infuriating but it is as though the infuriation factor is designed as a filter to keep out anyone unable to appreciate the thoughtful arguments beneath the shock and the schlock. The music (if not the raunchy lyrics) has an echo of Andrew Lloyd Weber. The voices, the choreography, the staging and the orchestra are all first rate. Think of it as a modern day Don Giovanni. Indeed the premise and the conclusion are much the same as those in Mozart's masterpiece. There are some great lines as when Springer, brilliantly played by Davd Soul, protests "You can't put me in hell.I'm Jewish." It's doubtful this will make it to US television. Certainly the evangelical truth squads will do everything they can to block it. It was on Bravo here in Canada Saturday night and I applaud them for their chuptzah in showing it. It might turn up in some fringe theatres or video shops in the US. Once you get past the provocative format, you'll find it a worthwhile exercise.


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