The new musical is adapted from the Academy Award-winning film that centers on "rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling [who] matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. Clarice must face her own demons and race the clock to unlock Lecter’s clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Bill. It’s a hair-raising thriller that’s kept countless millions on the edges of their seats and permeated the pop lexicon with delightfully creepy quotes like 'I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti' and of course 'It places the lotion in the basket.' And now, at last, this delicate symphony of suspense has been turned on its ear and retold in the only way it can be – as a musical. A singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrates the action; Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin; and even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he’d like to lead someday outside the prison walls."
Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris star in the new musical as Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling, respectively, with Callan Bergmann as Dream Hannibal, Stephen Bienskie as Jamie "Buffalo Bill" Gumb, Harry Bouvy as Dr. Chilton, Ashlee Dupre as Dream Clarice, Deidre Goodwin as Ardelia Mapp, Jeff Hiller as Pembry/Miggs/Lamb, Howard Kaye as Jack Crawford and Lucia Spina as Catherine Martin.
Here, the Silence! cast discuss their favorite lines from the show, what scares them the most and other movies they feel should be made into musicals.
To meet the cast of Silence! The Musical, look below: