Broadway has had major love for Hollywood over the past decade with an huge onslaught of musical adaptations of popular films. Recent stage productions that were inspired by movies include Young Frankenstein, Spamalot (based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Billy Elliott, Legally Blonde, and The Wedding Singer, to name a few. However, there is one new screen to stage adaptation that may take the cake as the most unlikely of the bunch.
Silence! The Musical is an off-Broadway parody of Jonathan Demme’s Best Picture winning film Silence of the Lambs. Rookie cop Clarice Starling once again must match wits with the psychopathic cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in order to save young girls from a gruesome fate at the hands of serial killer and needlepoint enthusiast Buffalo Bill. The musical features a literal Greek chorus consisting of crying lambs that narrate the action while Buffalo Bill does a hoedown and Dr. Lectre sings a ballad about his longing for freedom.
The tracklist includes songs titled: “It’s Agent Shtarling,” “Are You About a Size 14?” “Put the F*cking Lotion in the Basket,” “Quid Pro Quo,” and “I’d F*ck Me.” Needless to say, it is a show for adults only. View a montage from the musical below:
We are excited to announce that Film Misery has the opportunity to give away a voucher for two tickets to see Silence! The Musical for free! The voucher will be redeemable for two (2) tickets to one performance during the month of April. Select blackout dates apply and transportation the 9th Space Theater in New York will not be provided.
Entry is simple. Just fill out the form below with your name and e-mail address and add a caption for the image below. The top five entries will be posted on Film Misery and the winner will receive the voucher for two tickets to the show. Entry deadline is Tuesday, March 27, 2012.