Music and Lyrics by Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee
Directed by M. Graham Smith
Music Directed by Ben Prince
Choreographed by Chris Black
The Victoria Theatre, San Francisco
Nominated for 11 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards!
The reviews and the paternity tests are in! Critics love ROLT’s Jerry Springer the Opera and the baby isn’t yours!
“Director M. Graham Smith and music director Ben Prince have assembled a huge cast of strong voices from local opera, operetta, musical, choir and drag groups…The total package is a big, tuneful, camp hoot.” -Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle
“Staggeringly brilliant…I tip my hat to San Francisco’s Ray of Light Theatre for its superb production of this huge show.” -George Heymont, The Huffington Post
“Ray of Light delivers a solid production with excellent musical values, some fine performances, and more than a few belly laughs.” -Charles Kruger, Examiner.com
“Jerry Springer the Opera shocks, confounds and even infuriates. Love or hate the content, this production is superbly mounted.” -Tom W. Kelly, San Francisco Bay Times
“Tasteless. Vulgar. Blasphemous….you won’t be able to avert your eyes as the energy, humor and sheer musical power of this current Ray of Light Theatre production blows the walls out of San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre.” -Susan Cohn, San Mateo Daily Journal
“This is possibly one of the best shows to come to San Francisco…you gotta see this brilliant, adroit, inspired and joyous musical!” -Lee Hartgrave, BeyondChron.com
“There is energy and aliveness to the work that make it entertaining, enjoyable, even attractive, beyond the obviously objectionable nature of it all.” -Janos Gereben – San Francisco Classical Voice
“Go see this. I really don’t want to tell you more than I already have because most of it has to be seen and heard to be believed.” -John Marcher, A Beast In a Jungle
“Make no mistake, this is not a performance you should take your child to, and there are certainly a fair share of should-I-really-be-laughing-at-this moments that are both purposefully uncomfortable and downright hilarious.” -Justine Quart, SF Appeal