The musical, described as the "unauthorized parody of 'The Silence of the Lambs'," played a limited engagement this summer at Theater 80. Garrison joined the cast following the transfer and plays Hannibel Lecter, the role created by Brent Barrett.
Garrison stars opposite Jenn Harris (Clarice Starling) in the musical directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. Silence! features a book by Hunter Bell with music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan.
Silence! 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."
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