Silence! The Musical to close on 30 Dec 2012
Silence! The Musical will end its 18-month Off-Broadway run on 30 Dec 2012 at the Elektra Theatre. When the show closes the production will have played a total of 447 performances and eight previews.
Originally announced as a strictly limited engagement at Theatre 80 from from 24 Jun through to 13 Aug 2011, Silence! The Musical was extended numerous times and transferred theatres twice, ultimately landing at the new Elektra Theatre in Times Square, which was constructed especially for the show.
Silence! The Musical is the unauthorized parody of Oscar-winning film "The Silence of the Lambs," with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli.
In the Academy Award-winning film "The Silence of the Lambs," rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only 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. The laugh-out-loud raunchy satire, Silence! The Musical, 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 closing cast features David Ayers, Pamela Bob, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupré, Natalie Joy Johnson, Howard Kaye, James Moye, Topher Nuccio, Ronica V. Reddick, Sam Rogers, Kimberly Stern and Doug Trapp.
Created by Jon and Al Kaplan in 2002, Silence! The Musical began as a collection of songs on the internet which immediately attracted fans. The Kaplans' subsequent screenplay was adapted by Hunter Bell into a live stage show, which also featured newly composed songs by the brothers.
The creative team features set design Scott Pask, costume design by David Kaley, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and sound design by Carl Casella.