Silence! The Musical Will Welcome Kimberly Stern to Cast; Tickets Now on Sale to September

By Andrew Gans
27 Mar 2012

Kimberly Stern
Kimberly Stern

Kimberly Stern will join the cast of Silence! The Musical — billed as the "unauthorized parody of 'The Silence of the Lambs'" — beginning March 28 at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122.

The actress will step into the role of Buffalo Bill’s plus-sized victim, Catherine Martin.

Stern will join a cast that includes David Garrison, Jenn Harris, Callan Bergmann, Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupre, Deidre Goodwin, Howard Kaye, Topher Nuccio, Pamela Bob and Doug Trapp.

In related news, a new block of seats has been put on sale through Sept. 2 at Performance Space 122.



Kimberly Stern appeared on Broadway in A Doll's Life and Off-Broadway in Becoming Adele and Bar Mitzvah Boy. Her national tour credits include Annie and Grease!

The recording of the musical is now available on the Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records label and features original cast members Brent Barrett as Hannibal Lecter and Harris as Clarice Starling.

Silence! The Musical features a book by Tony nominee Hunter Bell and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. Christopher Gattelli directs and choreographs.

In the Academy Award-winning film "The Silence of the Lambs," press notes state, "rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling 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."

The production also features set design by three-time Tony winner Scott Pask with costume design by David Kaley, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and sound design by Carl Casella.

Theater Mogul produces. 

Tickets, priced $25-$79, are available by phoning (212) 352-3101 or by visiting SilenceTheMusical.com. P.S. 122 is located at 150 First Avenue.