SILENCE! The Musical Cast Set For NY1¬'s Coverage of The Halloween Parade
Jenn Harris and David Garrision, currently starring in SILENCE! The Musical at the 9th Street Theatre at PS122, (150 First Avenue at 9th Street) will appear in NY1's coverage of The Halloween Parade on Monday October 31st. Jenn and David will be appearing on the telecast as Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter respectively.
Also, to celebrate Halloween, SILENCE! The Musical will have a special evening performance on Monday, October 31st at 10:30pm, and audience members are encouraged to attend the show dressed as their favorite "Silence of the Lambs" character or in any costume of their choosing. There will be candy and special surprises at the performance.
SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, has a book by Hunter Bell ([title of show]), music & lyrics by Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific, Newsies). Opening night is scheduled for November 15th.
SILENCE! The Musical is a hilarious parody based on the Academy Award winning film. 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.
Created by Jon and Al Kaplan in 2002, SILENCE! began as a collection of songs on the internet which immediately attracted a staggering number of fans. The Kaplans' subsequent screenplay SILENCE! The Musical was adapted by Hunter Bell into a live stage show, which also featured newly composed songs by the brothers. Fueled by a rabid cult following, SILENCE! shattered every box office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival, winning the award for Best Musical. SILENCE! The Musical met with further success in London where it garnered ecstatic reviews at the Above The Stag Theatre.
2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of The Silence of the Lambs film.
Set design for SILENCE! The Musical is by three-time Tony-Award winner Scott Pask, with costume design by David Kaley, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Carl Casella.
SILENCE! The Musical is produced Off-Broadway by Victoria Lang, Rich Affannato and Donna Trinkoff. The playing schedule is Monday at 8pm, Tuesday at 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 10:30pm and Sunday at 5:00pm at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, (150 First Avenue at 9th Street). Tickets are $25 - $79 and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or through www.SilenceTheMusical.com.
David Garrison (Hannibal Lecter). Broadway: Hollywood/Ukraine (Tony nomination), Wicked (Carbonell Award), Titanic, Torch Song Trilogy, The Pirates of Penzance, Bells Are Ringing. Off-Broadway: ...Meet Vera Stark, Middletown, New Jerusalem, I Do! I Do! (Drama Desk nomination), The Torch Bearers, Geniuses, It's Only a Play. London: On the Town. Regional: Travesties (Williamstown), Randy Newman's Faust (La Jolla/Goodman), Die Fledermaus (Santa Fe Opera), Merrily We Roll Along (Arena Stage/Helen Hayes Award). Television: "The West Wing," "Law and Order," "The Practice," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "NYPD Blue," "Murphy Brown," "Murder She Wrote," "LA Law," Steve Rhoades on "Married With Children."
Jenn Harris (Clarice Starling) Off-Broadway: Modern Orthodox (Lucille Lortel Award and Theatre World Award), New Jerusalem, Mercy on the Doorstep, Ashley Montana...Berkshire Theatre Festival: Pageant Play, The Heidi Chronicles. Williamstown: Blithe Spirit, God of Vengeance. Wilma Theater: The Understudy. NY: SILENCE! The Musical Fringe Festival ‘05, The Plank Project, Swan!!!, Notes!, Our Hit Parade @ Joe's Pub. Film: Confessions of A Shopaholic, Gayby (Slamdance official selection '10). TV: "30 Rock," "Bored to Death," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Boston University School for the Arts, L.A.M.D.A., The Second City (Chicago).