“Theater should be accessible to everyone,” said producer Victoria Lang. “Because of the edgy and fun nature of the show, we want to give students the chance to experience SILENCE! without taking out more college loans. We hope to make the 9th Space Theatre the go-to place for students late night on the weekend.”
Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at OvationTix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/31965
Any student tickets purchased online require box office collection and student identification is required. For more information, please visit: www.SilenceTheMusical.com
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SILENCE! The Musical is a hilarious parody based on the Academy Award winning film. Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch the serial killer known as 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 singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he’d like to lead someday outside the prison walls.
The New York Times cheers, “Subversively funny…deliriously tasty,” and The New York Post applauds, “This Lambs parody is as irreverent, filthy and funny as The Book of Mormon” while Time Out New York declares that SILENCE! The Musical is “pungent, punchy and raunchy…will leave you wanting more” and Michael Musto of Village Voice exclaims “move over Assassins and Sweeney Todd, there’s a new killer musical in town.”
SILENCE! The Musical stars David Garrison (“Married With Children,” Wicked, Titanic) and Jenn Harris (Modern Orthodox) as Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling, respectively. Stephen Bienskie (The Last Session) is the notorious Buffalo Bill, Lucia Spina (Legally Blonde) is Catherine Martin and Deidre Goodwin (Chicago) is Ardelia Mapp. The rest of the cast includes: Callan Bergmann (Lucky Guy), Pamela Bob (People Like Us), Harry Bouvy (Spamalot), Ashlee Dupré (Where’s Charley?), Howard Kaye (Mamma Mia!), Topher Nuccio (Little Shop of Horrors), and Doug Trapp (Saratoga Trunk Songs).
The original cast recording of SILENCE! The Musical produced by Michael Croiter and Rich Affannato will be released by Ghostlight Records on December 6th, including such song selections as “If I Could Smell Her C---” and “Put the F--king Lotion in the Basket.” Of course, enjoying the recording with fava beans and a nice Chianti is optional.
Created by Jon and Al Kaplan in 2002, SILENCE! began as a collection of songs on the internet which immediately attracted a staggering number of fans. The Kaplans' subsequent screenplay SILENCE! The Musical was adapted by Hunter Bell into a live stage show, which also featured newly composed songs by the brothers. Fueled by a rabid cult following, SILENCE! shattered every box office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival, winning the award for Best Musical. SILENCE! The Musical met with further success in London where it garnered ecstatic reviews at the Above The Stag Theatre.
2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of The Silence of the Lambs film.
Set design for SILENCE! The Musical is by three-time Tony winner Scott Pask, with costume design by David Kaley, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Carl Casella.
SILENCE! The Musical is produced Off-Broadway by Victoria Lang, Rich Affannato and Donna Trinkoff. The playing schedule is Monday at 8pm, Tuesday at 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 10:30pm and Sunday at 5:00pm at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, (150 First Avenue at 9th Street). Tickets are $25 - $79 and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or through www.SilenceTheMusical.com.
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