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Theater Alliance production of SILENCE: THE MUSICAL.

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Press Release: Theatre Alliance to perform

Silence! The Musical

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Ann Davis-Rowe, PR Contact 717-860-9607, press@wstheatrealliance.org

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd; Winston-Salem, NC WEBSITE: http://www.wstheatrealliance.org TWITTER: http://twitter.com/wstalliance FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/WSTheatreAlliance

Book by Hunter Bell

Music and Lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan

A hilarious parody based on the Academy Award-winning film!

Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch the serial killer known 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.

This laugh-out-loud naughty satire 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.

Fueled by a rabid cult following since the songs debuted online in 2002, Silence! was expanded into a live stage show and shattered every box-office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival. Winner of the NYCFringe’s Best Musical Award, Silence! The Musical combines whip-smart dialogue and shocking songs to make a musical parody of The Silence of the Lambs that’s sure to be popular with seasoned fans of the movie and FBI rookies alike.

Theatre Alliance regular James Crowe is one of the little lamb ensemble. Says Crowe, “I love the sheer outrageousness of Silence! It’s not often that an actor gets to play such larger-than-life characters, and it really allows the audience to see a part of you that they don’t normally get to.”

Artistic director Jamie Lawson comments, “This ‘not-for-the-faint-of heart’ gigglefest is just what the doctor ordered to tickle your adult funny bone! Fans of the movie will be impressed with the acumen of this sharp, witty off-Broadway hit!”

“Silence! is golden!” —Variety

“Cannibalism is deliciously served up in this tuneful and crass re-telling of Silence of the Lambs.” —Entertainment Weekly’s Must List

“Hey, your stuff is great! I laughed a lot…. Great to see two funny guys writing funny shows.

Not to mention very nice music!”

—Bobby Lopez, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q co-composer and co-lyricist

The Theatre Alliance production is directed by Jamie Lawson and musically directed by Tommy Jackson. The cast stars Jaye Pierce as Clarice, Ray Stewart as Lecter, and Stephen Melaga as Buffalo Bill. The ensemble features Sara Butner, James Crowe, Brandon Hicks, Gray Smith, and Ra’Eisha Vinson.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8 pm

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8 pm

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2 pm

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8 pm

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8 pm

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8 pm

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2 pm

Monday, October 31, 2016 at 8 pm

(R) EXTREMELY ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS. NO ONE UNDER 18 WILL BE ADMITTED.

Tickets to Silence! The Musical are priced at $18 for Adults and $16 for students/seniors. There is also a $2 per ticket discount available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets to Silence! The Musical may be purchased in person at the Theatre Alliance Box Office (Fridays from 12:30-3:00 p.m.), online at www.wstheatrealliance.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Please call Theatre Alliance at (336) 723-7777 with any questions about this or future shows.

Student Rush: $14 before any performance. Tickets will go on sale five minutes before show time. MUST show current, valid student ID. Attendees must wait in a standby line until 5 minutes to show time, at which point, available seating is released. Tickets may not be reserved for Student Rush, under no circumstances; they must be purchased at the Box Office, 5 minutes prior to that day’s performance. Limit one ticket per student. All seats subject to availability.

Photo credit is as follows: (L-R) James Crowe, Gray Smith, Stephen Melaga Sara Butner, Jaye Pierce, Ray Stewart, Brandon Lloyd Hicks, Ra’Eisha Vinson

Photo by: Jenny L. Viars, Dancing Lemur Photography

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