Auditions for

Silence!
The Musical

The Unauthorized Parody of Silence of the Lambs

July 22 & 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Callbacks: Sunday, July 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Directed by Jason Lewis


Prepare one minute of a song in the style of the show.
Prepare a one minute comedic monologe.

Cold readings from the script.


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 Fringe NYC Festival. Winner of the NYC Fringe’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.

ROLES

Clarice Starling (alto) – A student at the FBI Academy. She hopes to work at the Behavioral Science Unit, tracking down serial killers and ultimately apprehending them. Her mentor, Jack Crawford, sends her to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The character is commonly portrayed as having a lisp and has a thick West Virginian accent. CALLBACK SONG: “It’s Agent Shtarling” & “Quid Pro Quo”

Dr. Hannibal Lecter (bari-tenor) – A brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer who helps Clarice out in her investigation and eventually escapes prison in a bloody massacre. CALLBACK SONG: “If I Could Smell Her C*nt” & “Quid Pro Quo”


Jame Gumb/Buffalo Bill (baritone) – Serial killer and main antagonist of the plot. He murders overweight women so he can remove their skin and fashion a "woman suit" for himself; believes himself to be transsexual but too disturbed to qualify for sex reassignment surgery. CALLBACK SONG: “Would You F*ck Me?” & “Are You About A Size 14?”


Catherine Baker Martin (soprano) – Daughter of Senator Ruth Martin, kidnapped and imprisoned by "Buffalo Bill”. CALLBACK SONG: “Put The F*cking Lotion In The Basket”
Jack Crawford (bass-baritone) – The Agent-in-Charge of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI in Quantico, Virginia.


Ardelia Mapp (mezzo-soprano) – Roommate of Clarice Starling and also a student at the FBI Academy who helps her out in the investigation. CALLBACK SONG: “Catherine Dies Today”

Dr. Frederick Chilton (high baritone) – Pompous director of Chesapeake State Hospital for Criminally Insane, later Baltimore Hospital for Criminally Insane. Jailer of Dr. Lecter. CALLBACK SONG: “The Right Guide”

Papa Starling (baritone) – Clarice's deceased father who appears to her in visions to encourage her during the investigation. Virginia sheriff who was killed during a robbery. CALLBACK SONG: “Papa Shtarling”


Senator Ruth Martin (soprano) – National senator and mother of Catherine, who pleads for Buffalo Bill to release her daughter on national television and arranges for Lecter to be transferred to a lighter security prison in Baltimore in exchange for info on the killer. CALLBACK SONG: “My Daughter Is Catherine”


Click Here for a Playlist of Musical Numbers