ABOUT THE SHOW
SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
A HILARIOUS “UNAUTHORIZED” PARODY
BASED ON THE ACADEMY AWARD WINNING FILM “THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS"
SILENCE! The Musical tells the story of rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling as she matches wits with the deliciously brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons—and a troupe of singing and dancing lambs—while racing against the clock to unlock Lecter’s clues before the hapless Catherine Martin is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill.
This January, San Francisco audiences will savor the toe-tapping ditties from Buffalo Bill as he gleefully kidnaps his next victim, drool with delight as Dr. Lecter sings about the life he’d like to lead outside his stone prison walls, and root for fledgling agent Starling as she navigates her West Virginia accent, her good bag, and her cheap shoes as she tries to climb the F.B.I. ladder . . . and catch a killer.
Featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show] on Broadway) and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, SILENCE! The Musical has left a trail of shattered box-office records in its wake. From killing-it at its award-winning 2005 New York International Fringe Festival debut, and then slaying-it for two years during its subsequent off-Broadway run—SILENCE! The Musical has butchered up critics and audiences alike with laughter and glee. Hailed by the New York Times as “Hilarious! Subversively funny, deliriously tasty . . . it makes those naughty ditties in The Book of Mormon seem like trunk songs dropped from The Sound of Music,” and “lewd, lyrical and laugh-your-butt-off musical parody” by the New York Daily News, San Francisco are in for a tasty, tuneful, musical treat.