"Silence! is a killer of a musical that is strictly for adults who like their comedy served with high satire and a fine Chianti." - Alan Smason, Steppin' Out - WYES TV
SILENCE!, the unauthorized musical adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs, has been winning audiences and critics over for the past two weeks at The AllWays Lounge. After selling out four of their first eight performances, Clarice Starling and the Krewe will make its way down to The New Orleans Arts Center to finish its run. 7 Performances Remaining (Thursday-Sunday, September 19-22 and Thursday-Saturday, September 26-28).
The cast of SILENCE! includes some of NOLA's finest musical theatre talent: Hannah Rachal as Clarice, Kevin Murphy as Hannibal Lecter, Elyse McDaniel as Catherine (the girl in the well) and Senator Martin, Trey Ming as Buffalo Bill and Matt Reed as Papa Starling and a myriad of other characters. The cast also includes Beau Bratcher, Rebeckah Gordon-Kirk, Derrick Toups, Josie Gautier*, Drew Pearson and Emma Fagin
FINAL 7 PERFORMANCES
The New Orleans production will the first licensed production in the Gulf South region. Only a handful of theatre companies nationally have been given permission to perform SILENCE, including Storyville’s parent company, Doctuh Mistuh Productions. DMP's Austin premiere won several B. Iden Payne Awards for its production including Best Musical.
*featuring Hannah Rachal as Clarice Starling
**featuring Josie Gautier as Clarice Starling
Advance Tickets $15 Students/Seniors & $22 Adults
Tix at the Door. $20 Students/Seniors & $28 Adults
The New Orleans Art Center - September 19-28
Silence! The Musical is the unauthorized parody of the 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 of The Silence of the Lambs. The audio tracks became popular to the extent 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.
The stage musical premiered in the Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, on August 12, 2005 as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. Silence!had its European premiere 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, It transferred to the 9th Space Theatre at PS 122on October 24, 2011. The musical reopened on January 18, 2013 at the Elektra Theatre, in New York City'sTimes Square, through August 13. Silence!played 67 performances at the Hayworth Theatrein Los Angeles in late 2012.
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).
Audience Reaction from New Orleans Box Office