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Sink Your Teeth Into Silence! The Musical

If you found yourself humming and tapping your toes while Hannibal Lecter chewed off the face of his prison guards, have we got a musical for you!

Silence! The Musical, the melodious adaptation of Silence of the Lambs, is returning for another off-Broadway run after becoming a sleeper hit last season.

Brought to the stage by [title of show]‘s Hunter Bell and chosen by Time magazine as one of the top shows of 2011 (alongside Book of Mormon and War Horse), Silence! was originally planned as just an eight-week engagement. But like Dr. Lecter at a fat farm, audiences couldn’t get enough.

The show, which stars David Garrison (a.k.a. Married…with Children‘s Steve Rhoades) as Hannibal the Cannibal and Jenn Harris as FBI agent Clarice Starling, is more tongue-and-cheek than its source material.

According to the press release:

A singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrates the action; Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin; and even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he’d like to lead someday outside the prison walls.

And with songs like “If I Could Smell Her C*nt,” “Are You About a Size 14″ and “Put the F*king Lotion in the Basket,” this ain’t exactly Mary Poppins.

Silence! The Musical opens January 12 at P.S. 122, 150 First Ave at 9th St. The original cast recording is out now on Sh-K-Boom Records. Photo: Carol Rosegg.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 9, 2012
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  • 5 Comments
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      This show has been around since the late 90s. Friends and I were sending each other linkes to a page with all the songs available for download.

      Jan 9, 2012 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans
      RomanHans

      Yeah, I thought it opened in NY four or five months ago. I saw it last month and it’s really, really funny.

      Jan 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      /sigh

      the expression is “tongue IN cheek”, not tongue AND cheek.

      jeezus.

      Jan 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen D.
      Allen D.

      I’ve loved the soundtrack for years. I wish they could do a DVD or something.

      Jan 9, 2012 at 9:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tim
      Tim

      I didn’t find it very funny. Most of the humor is just singing songs with dirty words. Definitely not worth $70 tickets – trying to find a promo code if you want to go.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 12:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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