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Jerry Springer: The Opera

February 22 – March 17, 2024

Music and Lyrics by Richard Thomas
Book and Additional Lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas

Produced and Directed by Scott Evan Guggenheim & Shannon Guggenheim
Musical Direction by Stephen Guggenheim

SCHEDULE UPDATE: The Thursday, March 14 7:30pm performance has been canceled. If you hold tickets for that performance, the box office has reached out to you and awaits your reply regarding an exchange or a refund. Thank you for your understanding. Please plan to attend one of the four remaining performances!

“I only wish I’d thought of it first” ~ Jerry Springer

“The most arresting, HILARIOUS AND ORIGINAL piece of MODERN MUSICAL THEATRE ever to be seen.” ~ Metro, UK

“Jerry! Jerry! JERRY!”

From its phenomenal success in London and New York, Jerry Springer: The Opera is finally coming to Northern California. Based on Springer’s lurid television talk show that ran for an unbelievable 28 seasons, this smash-hit production combines the highest form of art and the lowest form of pop culture. Then, Jerry Springer: The Opera made history by winning all four Best Musical Awards in London. 

Passionate Arias, Soaring Ballads, and…Jerry Springer!?

“The best f**cking thing I have ever seen.” ~ Liam Gallagher, frontman of the band Oasis

While the studio audience cheers, a parade of bickering guests fight and curse, until violence breaks out and Jerry must face his trickiest guest ever, the devil himself. Deeply in tune with the chaos and unrestrained id of our times, Jerry Springer: The Opera is a gleefully profane musical mockery by Richard Thomas (Music, Book, Lyrics) and Stewart Lee (Book, Additional Lyrics.)

An Outrageous Celebration of Our National Ritual of Public Humiliation and Redemption

“The most explosive theatrical event for years, and the biggest thrill for decades.” ~ the Observer

“An IRRESISTIBLY FUNNY masterpiece… utterly hilarious ENTERTAINMENT.” – The Sunday Times

In turns hilarious and heart-breaking, this raunchy, high-energy production follows Jerry Springer to the afterlife and beyond. Featuring fetishists, wannabe strippers and dancing Klansmen, this profane, cheeky musical has a sung-through score that ranges from pop and classical to contemporary opera. Just remember, it ain’t over till the fat lady says you’re sleeping with your brother’s sister’s twin. It’s got comedy and tragedy, it’s got violence and vicious vocals, and it’s got America’s “favorite” talk show host suffering the worst day of his career.

WARNING: This show is strictly for adult audiences. You will be shocked, you will most likely be offended, but you will definitely laugh your a$$ off. Contains graphic language, adult situations and other things you would see on Jerry’s show… and more!

  • Tickets

    Admission: $25 – $65

    3Below Member Price including box office fee: 

    $45 3Believers
    $25 3B25 Members with ID
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    Regular Price including box office fee: 

    $65 Adult 
    $55 Senior 62+ / Educator / Military with ID
    $45 Student with ID
    $25 Student Rush (available 30 mins prior to showtime day-of for students age 16-24 in first two rows)
    $25 for Previews

    Group Discounts and Fundraising Opportunities available | Learn more

  • Showtimes


    Previews on February 22 & 23


    February 24 – March 17, 2024

    Thursdays at 7:30pm 
    Fridays at 7:30pm
    Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
    Sundays at 2:30

    No Saturday matinee on February 24
    No Friday evening on March 8

  • Length

    2 hours including one 15 minute intermission

  • Age Guide


    Intended for mature audiences

    Contains very strong language and strong sexual references

Photo Credit: Dave Lepori Photography


Set and Lighting Design by Jon Gourdine

Jon Gourdine
Set & Lighting Designer
Jackson Davis*
Production Stage Manager
Shannon Guggenheim*
Production Stage Manager


Ric Iverson*
Jerry Springer
Stephen Guggenheim*
The Warm-Up Man / Satan
Lynda DiVito*
Shawntel / Eve
Nina Edwards
Irene / The Virgin Mary
Fred Isozaki
Steve Wilkos
Jared Lee*
Montel / Jesus
Jesse Merlin*
Tremont / Angel Gabriel
Joe Meyers
Dwight / God
Mark P. Robinson
Chucky / Adam
Lori Schulman
Andrea / Archangel Michael
B Noel Thomas*
Zandra / Valkyrie / Beelzebub
Krista Wigle*
Peaches / Baby Jane
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association