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Silence the Musical "The Unauthorized Parody of the Silence of the Lambs"
Silence is playing at the 9th Space Theatre at PS 122, 150 First Ave at 9th Street. The musical opened at this theatre on October 7, 2011 and is an open ended run. It runs one hour thirty minutes with no intermission.
The show won the Outstanding Musical Award in 2005 at the New York Fringe Festival.
David Garrison is best known as Steve Rhoades on "Married With Children". He was also nominated for a Tony Award for " A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine"
Christopher Gattelli is the director and Choreographer. His last Broadway show was "Godspell" in 2011. He received a Tony and Outer Circle Award nomination for "South Pacific". Off Broadway he won an Lucille Lortel and Helen Hayes Award for "Altar Boyz" and Lucille Lortel Award for "Bat Boy: The Musical".
The musical mimics Silence of the Lambs in a satirical way.
Poor Carice Starling (Jean Harris) is trying to graduate from the FBI, were males make the rules. She is sent to meet Hannibal Lector (David Garrison) to see if he will talk to her about the Buffalo Bill killings. He's cool and cold as usual.
Claire is such a ding bat you wonder how she get's by let alone try solve a serial murder case.
The show pokes fun at every thing serious in Hannibal, but in a good way.
The show is funny though some might think it is to raunchy. A couple of scenes (and songs) are a little off color. The "c--t" word is used. But the way it's presented it's just word like any other.
It opens with lambs singing about Clarice, saying this is Silence of the Lambs.
I was surprised and delighted by David Garrison voice.
Jenn Harris facial expressions and the way she kept turning her head were hilarious.
I commend Christopher on his choreographing of the dream scenes. It was great. I don't know how Ashlee Dupre did it. Boy is she flexible. You have to see it.
They even have a funny sense of humor when booking tickets. There are three prices The Well, FBI Headquarters and Sheep Meadow. The comment on Sheep meadow is "Its were the lambs linger; the sheepest seats in the house".
You have to come to this musical with an open mind that it is a spoof of "The Silence of the Lambs" and if you do you'll laugh your head off.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich.
Photos by Annazor