FIRST LOOK: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL by Bucket List Theatre, Opening 10/11 at Let Live Theatre
Here's your first look at staged photos from Bucket List Theatre's production of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, a bawdy, raunchy tribute to the iconic movie "The Silence of the Lambs." This hilarious musical parody returns Los Angeles for the first time following its highly acclaimed 2012 run at The Hayworth Theatre where it won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award - Musical Score (2012).
Original Los Angeles cast member Jesse Merlin stars as Dr. Hannibal Lecter along with Amanda Conlon as Clarice Starling, and a multi-talented cast featured in these photos who will provide a silly and suspenseful salute to the film.
Book by Hunter Bell, presented by Bucket List Theatre from October 11 to November 3, 2018 at the Let Live Theatre (at The Actors Company) in Hollywood, directed and choreographed by Amanda Conlon with musical direction by Edgar Cardoso, presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Association Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code.
Featured in the cast are Jesse Merlin (Dr. Hannibal Lecter), Amanda Conlon (Clarice Starling), Nick Dothée (Buffalo Bill), Julie Ouellette (Catherine Martin), Brian Dyer (Jack Crawford), Kevin Michael Moran (Dr. Chilton), Courtney Bruce (Ardelia, Lamb), Jesse Gavin (Stone Rockbrockmanrock, Lamb), Jeff LaGreca (Bimmel, Lamb), Tyler Marcum (Dream Lecter, Lamb), Philip McBride (Papa Starling, Lamb), Michael C. Silva (Miggs, Lamb), Suzanne Slade (Senator Martin, Lamb), Patrick Pizzolorusso (Jack Crawford understudy).
SILENCE! The Musical follows 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 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 and dancing chorus of 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.
Along the way, the entertaining lambs keep the story moving from scene-by-scene with musical commentary and tons of laughter!
Fueled by a rabid cult following since the songs debuted online in 2002, SILENCE! The Musical was expanded into a live stage show and shattered every box-office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival. Combining whip-smart dialogue and shocking songs, this comedic musical parody of "The Silence of the Lambs" is sure to be popular with seasoned fans of the movie and FBI rookies alike. After winning the NYC Fringe's Best Musical Award (2005), it went on to be listed in Time Magazine's Top 10 Plays and Musicals (2011), and won the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical (2012) and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award - Musical Score (2012).
Bucket List Theatre's SILENCE! The Musical performances run October 11 through November 3, 2018 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm at the Let Live Theatre (at The Actors Company), 916 N. Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046. General admission tickets are $35 and may be ordered online at https://www.bucketlisttheatre.com/tickets. Please be advised this show contains strong language and subject matter and is not recommended for children and those easily offended. For more information about the show, please visit https://www.bucketlisttheatre.com/silence.
Bucket List Theatre burst onto the Los Angeles theatre scene in 2016 and has been giving Los Angeles audiences fun, exciting, quality theatre ever since. Founded by Artistic Director Amanda Conlon, Bucket List's productions have been named Stage Raw "Top Ten" & "Recommended", Better Lemons "Must-See" and have received the Hollywood Fringe "Encore Producers Award". Bucket List also recently launched a new cabaret series, Bucket List Cabaret, which Broadway World proclaimed "explosively entertaining". Bucket List Cabaret will return to Three Clubs, Theatre 40 and other Los Angeles venues in 2019. Learn more about Bucket List Theatre at www.bucketlisttheatre.com, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Watch the SILENCE! THE MUSICAL promo video on YouTube and order your tickets today! https://youtu.be/MBuL7DCe218
Photos and video courtesy of Peter Flanigan