Down Stage Right Productions is excited to present, SILENCE! The Musical, a laugh out loud naughty satire on the film, The Silence of the Lambs, that’s not for the faint of heart. It’s racy, irreverent, offensive, silly, with an out and out vulgar musical score and a shocking amount of belly laughs and fun.
Silence! The Musical
Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre (162 W. 1st, Vancouver)
When: From July 25 to August 3, 2019
Tickets: Available online now for $35 (Preview July 25, $42 adults, $37 seniors, and students
This is the Canadian premiere of the Off-Broadway smash hit, with music and lyrics by Jon & Al Kaplan, book by Hunter Bell, adapted from the screenplay “Silence! Thus Musical” by Jon & Al Kaplan.
This raunchy lampoon brings back the creepiness of the movie but with a whole lot of offensive and tongue in cheek hilarity! The musical sticks very closely to the story and only strays to let the performers loose to twist and chew up the dialogue or to burst into flights of musical madness. The saucy (and very adult) stage show features a singing chorus of floppy-eared lambs, who narrate the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully kidnaps the hapless Catherine Martin at a hoedown. And Dr. Lecter himself makes an appearance, singing about the life he’d like to lead someday outside his prison walls.
SILENCE! The Musical was a runaway hit at the New York Fringe Festival in 2005. This unauthorized parody of the supremely creepy Oscar-winning movie, The Silence of the Lambs, began life as a series of songs by brothers Jon and Al Kaplan. A viral Internet musical followed, which then prompted them to try turning the material into a screenplay, with writer Hunter Bell, (of the [title of show] team) writing the book.
I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night on Friday, July 26, 2019. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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UPDATE The winner is Stephanie!