* Notes *
Ray of Light Theatre's run of Jerry Springer: The Opera closes this weekend. The Wednesday performance I attended with John Marcher confused me a bit, the music sounded almost like an oratorio, but the lyrics were rife with profanity. After the second act I decided the composer, Richard Thomas, must have heard Messiah one too many times at Christmas. The performers were charming, much of the singing was good, and Patrick Michael Dukeman was very funny as Jerry Springer.
* Tattling *
The audience was not particularly stylish. The poor ventilation of the venue and the heat made it obvious that some audience members had less than adequate hygiene.