If you’re a rowdy kind of person who can overlook the f word – you are going to love this opera!
New Stage Collective has mounted one of the few productions by small companies of this outrageous, funny, cultural commentary with operatic music and voices.
We start off just before Jerry’s show begins – the warm up, the body guards, the whacked-out audience. Then the guests come out – three separate stories, each one more crude, over the top and yet true than the last.
The action is all over the place – on the stage, in the audience – in 3 or 4 spaces at once – and you have to keep your eye on the TV as well – it’s also commenting. If you need a more peaceful spot, watch the TV with the orchestra on it.
We get a break – a short intermission – from having as many as 30 folk on a small stage at one time, all singing at the top of their operatic voices. When we come back, we’re in purgatory. Third act, we move on to hell – with Jerry mediating between Satan and Jesus, and meanwhile pleading for his life – or rather, his life after death. God even gets into the act.
Nick Rose has Jerry down pretty well letter perfect. Craziness everywhere, good music, excellent voices and acting – and one of Jerry’s commentaries saves the day. Hurray!
You’re gonna love it!