Silence! The Musical



FBI trainee Clarice Starling has to track down notorious serial killer Buffalo Bill before he claims another innocent victim. Time’s running out, and the brilliant cannibal psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter may hold the truth—if Clarice plays his dangerous game of quid pro quo. A raunchy spoof of the 1991 Oscar-winning film, Silence! The Musical—which shattered NYC Fringe Festival box office records and ran for more than 500 performances Off-Broadway—features gleefully vulgar songs, non-stop zingers, and a singing chorus of tap-dancing lambs.

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Runtime: This performance will run approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.
Environmental Warning: This production contains gunshots, haze, and intermittent use of strobe lights.


The Artists


Production Team


Jason Sherwood

Jason Sherwood returns to Studio Theatre for Wig Out! after previously designing Choir Boy. Mr. Sherwood recently designed the stage adaptation of Frozen for Disney Creative Entertainment. His Off Broadway design for the new musical The View UpStairs was honored with Drama Desk Award and Lucille Lortel Award nominations. Other recent credits include designs for Saturday Night Live, New York Theatre Workshop, the Old Globe, Signature Theatre, Denver Center, 5th Avenue Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, the Alliance, Studio Theatre, Ford’s Theater, and Kansas City Rep. He is an NYU graduate, a repeat guest artist at Yale, a Henry Hewes Design Award nominee, and was named a “Designer to Watch” by LiveDesign Magazine.

(As of July 2017)


Frank Labovitz

Frank Labovitz returns to Studio Theatre where he has previously designed Wig Out!, having previously designed Cloud 9, Silence! the Musical, Laugh, Torch Song Trilogy, and Dirt. His other design credits include The Threepenny Opera and Dreamgirls for Signature Theatre, NSFW and Ordinary Days for Round House Theatre, Guards at the Taj and The Totalitarians for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and The Tale of The Allergist's Wife and The Religion Thing for Theater J. Mr. Labovitz is a company member of Pointless Theatre, where his designs include Gimme a Band, Gimme a Banana and Doctor Caligari. Mr. Labovitz received his MFA in costume design from The University of Maryland.

(As of April 2018)


Andrew Cissna

Andrew Cissna returns to Studio Theatre after designing Murder Ballad, Silence! The Musical, and I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart. Regional credits include Jitney at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Noises Off and Harvey at Milwaukee Rep, Seminar at PlayMakers Repertory Company, and Noises Off at Perseverance Theatre. Recent DC credits include Gem of the Ocean and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Round House Theatre, Heisenberg and John at Signature Theatre, Me Jane at Kennedy Center TYA, and Copenhagen at Theatre J. Andrew holds a BFA from UNC School of the Arts and an MFA from the University of Maryland.

(As of February 2019)


Lane Elms

DC AREA: Cabaret, Kid Victory, Diner, Elmer Gantry, Sunday in the Park with George, Cloak and Dagger, Beaches, Crossing, Brother Wolf, Signature Theatre. ASSISTANT DESIGN: Tobacco Road, Jelly's Last Jam. BROADWAY ENGINEER: Hair (tour). NATIONAL TOUR ENGINEER: Sister Act, Mary Poppins, Hair, the Color Purple, Go Diego Go Live!. REGIONAL ENGINEER: A Christmas Carol, Next To Normal, I Dream, Class of 3000, Smart Cookie, Sleuth, Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel, Degas' Little Dance, Sophisticated Ladies, Gem of The Ocean/Radio Golf, Seussical, In The Red and Brown Water, Curvy Widow, The Women of Brewster Place. EDUCATION: University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 2006 (Sound Design). (As of July 2015)


Adrian Rooney

STUDIO 2NDSTAGE: Terminus, Edgar & Annabel, Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love (lighting design). STUDIO THEATRE: Torch Song Trilogy (projection design), The Motherfucker with the Hat (projection design), Sucker Punch (projection design). DC AREA: Truth the Musical, THEARC Theater (lighting design); Discovery on the High Seas: Austin Clark and the Expedition Albatross and Q?rius at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.  REGIONAL: Celebration of Flight, IBEX Puppetry at RISD; Miss Richfield: 1981 at Philadelphia’s Society Hill Playhouse; Last Rites at The South Camden Theatre Company.

(As of May 2015)


Allie Roy

Allie Roy returns to Studio after last stage managing If I Forget. Other Studio credits include Translations, Curve of Departure, Straight White Men, Murder BalladSilence! The Musical, and the world premiere of Animal for the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Regional credits include West Side Story in concert with the NSO as well as Love, Factually at The Kennedy Center; the world premieres of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing and Diner as well as The Scottsboro Boys, West Side Story, and Elmer Gantry at Signature Theatre; the world premiere of After the War as well as When January Feels Like Summer and Ulysses on Bottles at Mosaic Theater Company; and The Originalist at Arena Stage. Upcoming regional projects include Grand Hotel at Signature Theatre and Describe the Night at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

(As of January 2019)


These little lambs will make you laugh and smile, and then laugh some more.
Metro Weekly
Seamless direction from Alan Paul. It’s offensive, it’s rude. You won’t be disappointed.
Broadway World
COMEDIC INSANITY! AN ABSURDLY BRILLIANT PIECE OF THEATRE! There is not one member of the ten-person cast who isn’t perfect for their role.
DC Metro Theater Arts

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