Silence! The Musical (The Unauthorized Parody of The Silence of the Lambs)
Music & Lyrics by Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan. Book by Hunter Bell.
Dining Out Productions - Winnipeg, MB
V.1 - John Hirsch Mainstage 
Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal Hannibal Lecter to catch the serial killer Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecter’s clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. This naughty satire features a singing chorus of floppy-eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter sings about the life he’d like to lead someday outside the prison walls.

Cast:
Jordan Bourquin, Kamal Chouia, Erica Hastings, Brett Kelly, Lizzie Knowles, Heather Madill, Keely McPeek, Bailey Peterson, Marlise Ritchie, Martin Wilson

Show Info:
90 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Musical

Audience:
Parental Guidance

Warnings: Coarse Language, Violent Content, Sexual Content, Gunshots

Accessibility: Hard of hearing / Deaf, English as a new language, Low Vision / Blind
Thu July 18 4:15 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Sat July 20 6:30 PM
Sun July 21 10:00 PM
Mon July 22 8:00 PM
Tue July 23 3:15 PM
Fri July 26 12:00 PM
Sat July 27 10:30 PM

Silence! The Musical (The Unauthorized Parody of The Silence of the Lambs)

Dining Out Productions—John Hirsch Mainstage

Good acting + good singing + catchy tunes + Academy Award winning plot = success. This musical has all of those things so most everyone should enjoy the show. There’s only one thing I could not reconcile:
this many years later, The Silence of the Lambs remains one of the creepiest movies I ever saw. It really isn’t congruent with the humour injected throughout the musical. I probably would have made a sombre show rather than a comedy but that’s just a matter of personal taste.

Is it me or is the final tune almost plagiarism similar to Disney’s “Colours of the Wind?”

Ray Yuen