Vulgarity Will Fly in the Musical Jerry Springer: The Opera

This is Jerry Springer’s, Jerry Springer Moment

Alexander Razin
SH0TGUN

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I’ll be straight with you. I’m not one for musicals. Hamilton is the only play I can tolerate. It’s scrappy, and it doesn’t miss its shot.

However, there is another musical I can tolerate, Jerry Springer: The Opera.

Another thing I have to be straight with you. You would think a musical about The Jerry Springer Show is vulgar and melodramatic.

Not necessarily.

The show is dramatic, yes. But I don’t find it vulgar. Things are more polarizing in 2023 than in 2003s Jerry Springer: The Opera. The musical feels tame as a result. Granted, there are a few demeaning lines about the LGBTQ community, yet they are few and far between.

The musical comments more on America and humanity. Some of the lyrics are still relevant. For example, the advertisements scenes about owning weapons and you better love Jesus, or you will die.

Jerry Springer: The Opera adds to The Jerry Springer Show’s drama. The musical is uncensored so that we can enjoy it without the beeps added on television.

For those unfamiliar with The Jerry Springer Show, it’s a talk show where Jerry Springer invites working-class Americans to…

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Alexander Razin
SH0TGUN

Aficionado and connoisseur of obscure and experimental music, movies, and TV. Fictional and nonfictional pieces have their place here, too