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Doctuh Mistuh Productions Brings Back SILENCE THE MUSICAL

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. They 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 Artistic Director Michael McKelvey.

SILENCE! features music and lyrics by Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan, and book by Hunter Bell, and is the unauthorized parody of the 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 of The Silence of the Lambs. The audio tracks became so popular that a live show was conceived and staged. Six additional songs were written by Jon & Al Kaplan, and the book was written by Hunter Bell (Title of Show) based on the original screenplay SILENCE! THE MUSICAL , also by the Kaplans.

The stage musical premiered in the Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, on August 12, 2005 as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. The European premiere was in London on October 19, 2009, showing for two weeks at the Barons Court Theatre. An off-Broadway mounting of the show opened June 24-September 26, 2011 at Theatre 80. The production has yielded awards and accolades such as Outstanding Musical (New York International Fringe Festival), Best New Musical (Off Broadway Alliance), and Top Ten Plays and Musicals (Time Magazine).

Warning!!!: This production contains adult themes and language. If it were a film, it may be rated PG 15. On the other hand, there is nothing in it that you can't say on cable.


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