A TASTY TREAT! VIVACIOUSLY VULGAR… WICKEDLY SATIRICAL… GLEEFULLY SUBVERSIVE. A hell of a lot funnier than it has a right to be — New York Post
A hilarious takedown! Makes those naughty ditties in The Book of Mormon seem like trunk songs dropped from The Sound of Music”- The New York Times
Falcon Theatre is proud to open its season with the regional premiere of SILENCE! The Musical. This hilarious, raunchy satire takes everything you love in the classic horror film “Silence of the Lambs” and skewers it like a shish kebab.
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.
Fueled by a rabid cult following since 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. Winner of the NYCFringe’s Best Musical Award, SILENCE! The Musical combines whip-smart dialogue and shocking songs to make a musical parody of The Silence of the Lambs that’s sure to be popular with seasoned fans of the movie and FBI rookies alike.
WARNING: Adult language and themes!
- Clarice Starling – Lauren Bailey
- Hannibal Lecter – Mike Hall
- Buffalo Bill – Brandon Bentley
- Ardelia/Lamb – Burgess Byrd
- Catherine/Senator Martin/Lamb – Katrina Reynolds
- Crawford/Papa Starling/Lamb – Terry Gosdin
- Dr. Chilton/Lamb – Michael Dean Conley
- Pembrey/Lamb – Jay Myers
Director – Ted Weil
Music Director – Sherry McCamley
Choreographer – Margaret Perrino
Stage Manager – Amanda Miller
SILENCE! The Musical runs September 25 through October 10. All performances are at Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth Street in Newport. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and available on Falcontheatre.net. Performances are at 8 p.m.