JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA to Open 1/10 at Moore Theatre

JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA to Open 1/10 at Moore Theatre

Come and see America's favorite talk show host suffer the worst day of his career in the award-winning, smash-hit British musical, Jerry Springer: The Opera, January 10-26, 2014, at the Moore Theatre, co-produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group.

Directed by Shawn Belyea, Gregory Award winner for Outstanding Director (August: Osage County) and Executive Producer of 14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival, Jerry Springer: The Opera stars Sean Nelson, formerly of Seattle indie rock band Harvey Danger, as the Warm-up Host / Satan and well-known improvisational performer Brandon Felker (Theatresports, Blood Squad) as Jerry Springer.

Jerry Springer: The Opera channels all the mayhem and excitement of the lurid TV talk show that held worldwide television audiences in utter rapture - the perfect fodder for opera. When Jerry is accidentally shot on the set of his infamous, eponymous TV show, he descends into Hell, where Satan forces Jerry to do a special show featuring suspiciously familiar guests ... until God intervenes and demands that Jerry come to Heaven and help God judge humanity. Featuring songs like "Bigger Than Oprah Winfrey" and "Jerry Eleison" - plus a troupe of tap-dancing Ku Klux Klan members - it's no wonder Jerry Springer: The Opera is called a "shocking, irresistibly funny masterpiece" (London's The Sunday Times).

Performances are January 10-26, 2014, at the Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle. A preview performance will take place on January 9, 2014. Tickets are on sale now at stgpresents.org.

This production contains adult language and situations that may not be suitable for all ages. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Full cast and creative team information are posted at www.balagantheatre.org.

Balagan Theatre produces highly acclaimed theatre at a highly accessible price to raise up the next generation of artists, audiences, and artistic work. From award-winning shows like Spring Awakening and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog to "Best of the Year" productions like Avenue Q and August: Osage County, Balagan is known for harnessing the immense talent of local artists to create exceptionally crafted, thought-provoking theatre, which we offer to the community at an affordable price and in a personal environment. Learn more at www.balagantheatre.org.

Seattle Theatre Group is the 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that owns and operates the historic Paramount Theatre and operates the Moore and Neptune Theatres in Seattle, Washington. Our mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping these three landmark venues alive and vibrant. STG presents a variety of shows from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and Jazz to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at all three historic theatres in Seattle and at venues throughout Puget Sound and Oregon.

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