SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
The Unauthorized Parody of The Silence of the Lambs
Music & Lyrics by Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan, Book by Hunter Bell
Adapted from the screenplay “Silence! The Musical” by Jon & Al Kaplan
SILENCE! The Musical is a bawdy tribute to the iconic film “The Silence of the Lambs”. Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch serial killer Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecter’s clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. This laugh-out-loud naughty satire features a chorus of singing and dancing lambs, Buffalo Bill gleefully dancing a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin and even Dr. Lecter singing about the life he’d like to lead outside the prison walls. Fueled by a rabid cult following after the songs debuted online in 2002, SILENCE! was expanded into a live stage show and shattered every box-office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival. Combining whip-smart dialogue and shocking songs, this comedic musical parody is sure to be popular with seasoned fans of the movie and FBI rookies alike. After winning the 2005 NYC Fringe’s Best Musical Award, it was listed in Time Magazine’s 2011 Top 10 Plays & Musicals, and won the 2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical and the 2012 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Musical Score.
FEATURING Jesse Merlin* (Dr. Hannibal Lecter), Amanda Conlon* (Clarice Starling), Nick Dothée* (Buffalo Bill), Brian Dyer* (Jack Crawford), Julie Ouellette (Catherine Martin), Kevin Michael Moran* (Dr. Chilton), Courtney Bruce* (Ardelia, Lamb), Jesse Gavin* (Stone Rockbrockmanrock, Lamb), Jeff LaGreca (Bimmel, Lamb), Tyler Marcum (Dream Lecter, Lamb), Philip McBride ( Papa Starling, Lamb), Suzanne Slade (Senator Martin, Lamb), Michael C. Silva (Miggs, Lamb), Patrick Pizzolorusso* (Jack Crawford understudy).
Directed by Amanda Conlon, Musical Direction by Edgar Cardoso
OCTOBER 11 – NOVEMBER 3 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm Let Live Theatre (at The Actors Company), 916 N. Formosa Ave.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code.