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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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David Bedella ...
Warm-up Man / Satan
Leon Craig ...
Montel / Jesus
Carrie Ellis ...
Peaches / Baby Jane
Alison Jiear ...
Shawntel / Eve
Christopher Key ...
Chucky / Adam
Benjamin Lake ...
Dwight / God
Ryan Molloy ...
Tremont / Angel Gabriel
Claire Platt ...
Zandra / Irene / Mary
Guy Porritt ...
Steve
Annabelle Williams ...
Adriano Agostino ...
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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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Jerry Springer: [Jerry is hanging over a pit, about to be burned in the fires of hell for not solving the problems of Satan] Wait! At least give me one chance to sort this out!
[pause]
Jerry Springer: I have a dream!
[he is lifted slighty out of the pit]
Jerry Springer: I have a dream where everyone here turns to their neighbour...
[lifted slightly]
Jerry Springer: ... and shakes them by the hand and says...
[lifted slightly]
Jerry Springer: ..."You know, you're not such a bad guy. Why don't you come on over, my wife's making meatloaf!"
[dropped into pit]
[...]
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Referenced in Come Let Us Reason Together (2005) See more »

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An musically stunning piece of satirical humour and philosophy
3 April 2005 | by (Bolton, North West UK) – See all my reviews

I'm not here to tell you the plot, but this show (which I have also seen Live in London) is absolutely wonderful! Of course it's obscene and distasteful in parts, but that is because it's subject matter is the Jerry Springer Show.

As a musical this show has a wonderful storyline, some great characters, some outstanding actors (such as David Bedella as Satan, and Alison Jiear as Shawntel are both amazing actors with stunning voices and vocal ranges), the music and songs themselves are sublime, with some very inventive lyrics and stylings. Also the set is simple yet wonderfully equipped and working.


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