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SILENCE! THE MUSICAL to Open in San Francisco This JanuarySILENCE! THE MUSICAL to Open in San Francisco This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association withLang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre are proud to present the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of "The Silence of the Lambs," playing a limited engagement at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street, San Francisco), Thursday, January 26 through Saturday, February 25, 2017. SILENCE! The Musical tells the story of rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling as she 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-and a troupe of singing and dancing lambs-while racing against the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. (more...)

BWW Review: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is an Outrageously Funny Musical ParodyBWW Review: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is an Outrageously Funny Musical Parody
by Frank Benge - Aug 22, 2016

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is a 2005 musical created by Jon and Al Kaplan and Hunter Bell as a parody of the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. The project began in 2003 as an internet musical made up of nine songs that retold the entire story. The audio tracks became so popular that a stage production was conceived and mounted. The show has received awards and accolades including Outstanding Musical (New York International Fringe Festival), Best New Musical (Off Broadway Alliance), and Top Ten Plays and Musicals (Time Magazine). This production from Doctuh Mistuh Productions is a remount of their 2014 B. Iden Payne award winning Best Musical production. It also won B. Iden Payne Awards for Best Actress and Best Director (more...)

'Unauthorized':  Just An Eye-Catching Word or A Legal Necessity?'Unauthorized': Just An Eye-Catching Word or A Legal Necessity?
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The word 'unauthorized' has been used to promote numerous musical spoofs, but does the word protect the creators from claims of copyright infringement? (more...)

Doctuh Mistuh Productions Brings Back SILENCE THE MUSICALDoctuh Mistuh Productions Brings Back SILENCE THE MUSICAL
by Frank Benge - Jul 7, 2016

After its successful run in 2014, Doctuh Mistuh Productions will be bringing SILENCE! THE MUSICAL back to Austin, Texas for a three week run, August 18 through September 4. DMP will be remounting the revival at Austin Playhouse in Highland Mall. Amy Downing will be reprising her award-winning performance as Clarice Starling. She will be joined by original cast members Huck Huckaby (Hannibal), David Ponton (Buffalo Bill), Libby Dees Detling (Catherine & Senator Martin), and Matt Connely (Papa Schtarling). New cast members include Andrew Cannata (Dr. Chilton), Scott Shipman (Jack Crawford), Jessica O'Brien (Ardelia Mapp), Kathryn Lane (Dream Clarice) and Brian DeFilippo (Dream Hannibal). The production will be stage and music directed by DMP Artistic Director Michael McKelvey. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, FALSETTOS & More Set for The Ringwald Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonHAND TO GOD, FALSETTOS & More Set for The Ringwald Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Over the past 9 seasons, The Ringwald Theatre has gained a reputation for producing irreverant, shocking, bloody, funny, searing works.  As they prepare to embark on Season 10, the theme will be Essential Ringwald, producing new shows that extend and magnify the type of shows Detroit has come to expect from the tiny theatre in the heart of Ferndale. (more...)

BWW Interview: SRO Productions Talks SILENCE!BWW Interview: SRO Productions Talks SILENCE!
by Alexander Garza - Jun 1, 2016

I got the opportunity to speak with actors Chris Gibson and Rachel Landon, Stage Manager Lauren Hainley, and Choreographer Eric Dano about SRO's upcoming production of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL. The musical is a parody of the 1991 Academy Award winning film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The show is directed by Chris Patton and stars Chris Gibson, Rachel Landon,Bryan Kaplun, Chaney Moore, Tom Stell, Kiefer Slaton, Maryann Williams, Taelon J. Stonecipher, and Heather Buzonas. SILENCE! THE MUSICAL will make its Houston premiere and run from June 9 - June 25, 2016 at Obsidian Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: SRO talks SILENCE! THE MUSICALBWW Interview: SRO talks SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by Alexander Garza - May 31, 2016

I got the opportunity to speak with actors Chris Gibson and Rachel Landon, Stage Manager Lauren Hainley, and Choreographer Eric Dano about SRO's upcoming production of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL. The musical is a parody ofof the 1991 Academy Award winning film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The show is directed by Chris Patton and stars Chris Gibson, Rachel Landon, Bryan Kaplun, Chaney Moore, Tom Stell, Kiefer Slaton, Maryann Williams, Taelon J. Stonecipher, and Heather Buzonas. SILENCE! THE MUSICAL will make its Houston premiere and run from June 9 - June 25, 2016 at Obsidian Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SRO Productions' SILENCE! THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of SRO Productions' SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

SILENCE! The Musical (lyrics & music by Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan and book by Hunter Bell) will be produced by Standing Room Only Productions at Obsidian Theater (www.obsidiantheater.org). With direction by Chris Patton, music direction by Eduardo Guzman, choreography by Eric Dano and assistant direction and stage management by Lauren Hainley, the production will run June 9 through June 25, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

SRO Productions to Stage SILENCE! THE MUSICAL This SummerSRO Productions to Stage SILENCE! THE MUSICAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

SILENCE! The Musical (lyrics & music by Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan and book by Hunter Bell) will be produced by Standing Room Only Productions at Obsidian Theater (www.obsidiantheater.org). With direction by Chris Patton, music direction by Eduardo Guzman, choreography by Eric Dano and assistant direction and stage management by Lauren Hainley, the production will run June 9 through June 25, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SILENCE! THE MUSICAL's Ryan London LevinBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SILENCE! THE MUSICAL's Ryan London Levin
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 12, 2016

Minneapolis Musical Theatre and its co-founder Steven Meerdink & Bitter Boy Productions united to bring the Twin Cities area premiere of NYC Fringe hit SILENCE! The Musical to Minneapolis' Lab Theater. Ryan London Levin (Buffalo Bill) took time from his on-stage murderous spree to answer 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Tampa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/08/2015Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Tampa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/01/2015Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Tampa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/25/2015Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/25/2015
by BWW - Oct 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/25/2015 for Tampa (more...)

BWW Review: Jobsite Theater's Hilarious, Proudly Profane  SILENCE! THE MUSICAL at the JaebBWW Review: Jobsite Theater's Hilarious, Proudly Profane SILENCE! THE MUSICAL at the Jaeb
by Peter Nason - Oct 19, 2015

Spread the word because this cannibalistic comedy, a purposely vulgar unauthorized parody of 'The Silence of the Lambs,' is unlike anything our area has ever seen. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/18/2015Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for Tampa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/11/2015Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Tampa (more...)

Photo Flash: Jobsite Theater Presents SILENCE! THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Jobsite Theater Presents SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2015

Jobsite Theatre presents SILENCE! THE MUSICAL The Unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, Music and Lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, Book by Hunter Bell, Directed by David M. Jenkins. Oct. 16 - Nov. 22, 2015. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

SILENCE!, 'VANYA AND SONIA', TIME STANDS STILL and More Set for Jobsite's 2015-16 SeasonSILENCE!, 'VANYA AND SONIA', TIME STANDS STILL and More Set for Jobsite's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Jobsite Theater, the independent resident theater company at the Straz Center, is thrilled to announce their 2015-16 mainstage season! (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Heads to The Phoenix Theatre TonightSILENCE! THE MUSICAL Heads to The Phoenix Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis welcomes the Regional Premiere of Silence! The Musical opening tonight, August 13, 2015 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through September 13, 2015, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

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