SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Satire to Close The Ringwald's 10th Season

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Satire to Close The Ringwald's 10th Season

The Ringwald Theatre will conclude its 10th Anniversary Season with the Michigan premiere of Silence! The Musical with book by Hunter Bell (Tony-nominated writer of {title of show}) and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan.

Based on the Oscar-winning 1991 film, Silence! The Musical tells the story of rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling who 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.

This laugh-out-loud naughty satire features a singing chorus of floppy-eared lambs, dueling (and duet-ing) killers, and such songs as "Are You About a Size 14?", "Catherine Dies Today", and "Stuck in the Dark With a Maniac".

Fueled by a rabid cult following, Silence! The Musical shattered every box-office record at the Fringe NYC Festival and went on to win the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical in 2012 and was named by Time Magazine as one of the 10 Best Shows of the Year. The New York Post said, "This Lambs parody is as irreverent, filthy & funny as The Book of Mormon".

Joe Bailey directs, with musical direction by Jeff Bobick, and choreography by Molly Zaleski.

Silence! The Musical opens Friday, May 5, 2017 and plays through Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8pm on Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights with 3pm Sunday matinees. Ticket prices are $25.00 for Friday and Saturday performances, $20 for Sunday shows, and Monday nights are MORE THAN HALF OFF the original ticket price at only $10 a ticket. Opening Night, May 5, all tickets will be $10.00. All students can now receive a $5 discount off normal ticket price on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances (available at the box office the day of the show with valid student ID). Tickets can be purchased at www.TheRingwald.com or at the theatre box office. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card.

The Ringwald opened their doors eight years ago on May 11, 2007 with Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. Quickly, The Ringwald became a mainstay of Detroit's theatre community. Past Productions include: Heathers, the Musical, Hand to God, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Glengarry Glen Ross, Stupid Fucking Bird, Angels in America, Into the Woods, A Streetcar Named Desire, August: Osage County, The Bad Seed, Making Porn, The Book of Liz, and Evil Dead: The Musical. The Ringwald was named 2009, 2012 and 2013 Best Theatrical Troupe by Real Detroit and Best Place to See Local Theatre in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the readers of Metro Times.

Performances will begin Friday, May 5th and play through Monday, June 5th, 2017.
Show times are Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 8:00 PM. Sunday matinees begin at 3pm (Please note: the Mother's Day performance, Sunday, May 14th will be at 7:00 PM).

Ticket Prices are $25 for Friday and Saturday performances, Sunday matinee price is $20, and Monday nights are MORE THAN HALF OFF the original ticket price at only $10 a ticket. Opening Night (May 5th) ticket price will be $10. Students can receive $5 discount off of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances with valid student ID (Available at the box office on the day of the show).

The Ringwald Theatre is located at 22742 Woodward Avenue in the Times Square of Ferndale, MI. The box office opens 45 minutes before performances and cash and Visa/MC accepted at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at www.TheRingwald.com or at the box office before performances.

CAST:
Clarice Starling played by Lily Belle Czartorski
Hannibal Lecter played by John DeMerell
Buffalo Bill played by Richard Payton
Dr. Chilton played by Casey S. Hibbert
Jack Crawford/Papa Shtarling played by Dale Dobson
Catherine Martin/Sen. Martin played by Hannah Taubitz
Ardelia played by Ryan Kayla
Officer Pembry played by Kevin Kaminski

CREATIVE TEAM:
Direction Joe Bailey
Music Direction Jeff Bobick
Choreography Molly Zaleski
Costume Design Vince Kelley
Lighting Design Brandy Joe Plambeck
Set Design Jennifer Maiseloff

Tickets can be purchased at www.TheRingwald.com or at the theatre box office. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card. The Ringwald Theatre is located at 22742 Woodward Avenue in the Times Square of downtown Ferndale.

Pictured: John DeMerell is Hannibal Lecter in SILENCE! THE MUSICAL playing May 5th through June 5th on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays at The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale, MI. (Photo by Brandy Joe Plambeck)

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