SILENCE! THE MUSICAL offers killer Halloween packages at Times ScareOctober 9, 2012 - by City Guide News Desk
Off-Broadway’s sellout sensation SILENCE! The Musical is celebrating Halloween with special combo package deals for all performances through November 4th at the new Elektra Theatre at Times Scare, 669 Eighth Avenue (at 42nd St.)
For only $79, one can purchase a ticket to the show, plus a delicious three-course dinner. For the more intrepid Halloween enthusiast, there’s the $99 “Terrifying Triple-Threat Package,” which includes a ticket to SILENCE!, a terrifying tour through the Times Scare Haunted House and a sumptuous three-course dinner!
Winner of the 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, SILENCE! The Musical is the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs,with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli. After opening to unanimous rave reviews, the show immediately became a sold-out phenomenon and was selected in 2011 by Time Magazine as one of the year’s Top 5 Musicals.
In the Academy Award-winning film, 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 faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. The laugh-out-loud raunchy satire, SILENCE! The Musical, features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he'd like to lead someday outside the prison walls.
Created by Jon and Al Kaplan in 2002, SILENCE! The Musical began as a collection of songs on the internet which immediately attracted a staggering number of fans. The Kaplans' subsequent screenplay was adapted by Hunter Bell into a live stage show, which also featured newly composed songs by the brothers. Fueled by a rabid cult following, SILENCE! shattered every box office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival, winning the award for Best Musical. SILENCE! met with further success in London where it garnered ecstatic reviews at the Above The Stag Theatre. Set design for SILENCE! The Musical is by three-time Tony winner Scott Pask, with costume design by David Kaley, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Carl Casella.
The playing schedule for SILENCE! The Musical is Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm & 7pm. Tickets (as well as the special Halloween packages) are available by calling 212-352-3101 or through SilenceTheMusical.com.