This show contains strong language and subject matter,
it is not recommended for children and those easily offended.
SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
The Unauthorized Parody of The Silence of the Lambs
Music & Lyrics by Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan, Book by Hunter Bell
Adapted from the screenplay “Silence! The Musical” by Jon & Al Kaplan
* LA TIMES 99 SEAT BEAT *
* BETTER LEMONS 100% SWEET *
* LAIST AWESOME THINGS TO DO *
*LA WEEKLY BEST SPOOKY EVENTS *
* A BROADWAY WORLD FAVORITE SHOW *
* 11 BROADWAY WORLD AWARD NOMINATIONS *
OCTOBER 11 - NOVEMBER 3, 2018
LET LIVE THEATRE at THE ACTORS COMPANY, 916 N. FORMOSA AVE.
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. SILENCE! The Musical combines whip-smart dialogue and shocking songs to make a musical parody of The Silence of the Lamb’s that’s sure to be popular with seasoned fans of the movie and FBI rookies alike. Winner of: Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical (2012), Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award - Musical Score (2012), Time Magazine's Top 10 Plays and Musicals (2011), NYC Fringe’s Best Musical Award (2005)
Directed & Choreographed by Amanda Conlon
Musical Direction by Edgar Cardoso
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Merlin returns to Lecter after rotating five roles as male swing in the original LA Production of Silence! in 2012. He plays Elric in Jackson Stewart's "Beyond the Gates” which won the Nightfall Jury Prize at the LA Film Festival (2016, available on Netflix). He appears in the upcoming feature "All The Creatures Were Stirring" and acts in two episodes of "12 Deadly Days." He sang Dr. Hill in Stuart Gordon's "Re-Animator: The Musical" 200 times in Las Vegas, Edinburgh, New York and Los Angeles, and on the forthcoming original cast album. The role earned him an Ovation Award nomination (2011) and a rave review in the New York Times (2012). He voices F.A.N.G in "Street Fighter V" and acts in Ross Patterson films "Range 15," "Helen Keller vs Nightwolves" and "FDR: American Badass!" Other voice work includes “Dream Corp LLC” and “Hellsing Ultimate.” He recently played Salo in Stuart Gordon's adaptation of Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan," directed by Ben Rock at Sacred Fools Theater. Merlin created the role of The President in "The Beastly Bombing" at the Steve Allen Theater, NYMF, and Opera aan het IJ (Amsterdam). As principal bass with touring repertory Opera A La Carte for 7 seasons, he sang a variety of roles in The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, and The Gondoliers. His classical career included 50 roles in regional opera, a world premiere in Paris, and four years as Resident Artist with Opera San Jose. Merlin was profiled by NPR in a national story about his niche career as "Mr. Horror Musicals" (2013).
FILM/TV: “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday” (Netflix), “Shameless” (Showtime), “Famous in Love” (FreeForm), “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything” (Disney XD) and “Here and Now” (HBO). THEATER: Little Mermaid and Legally Blonde (Cupcake Studios), Seussical (Arizona Theater Company) among others. FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY: The Outsiders and Red Badge of Courage (La Mirada Theater) as well as short films “Waitlisted” and “Awful Pretty.” DIRECTING: Orange Is The New Musical (World Premiere, LATC). EDUCATION: American Musical & Dramatic Academy, BFA Musical Theater. Julie works in marketing for Pasadena Playhouse. Online: officialjulieo.com
KEVIN MICHAEL MORAN*
Kevin's last performance was at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in an autobiographical play entitled Because of You. Prior to that he was seen at the Actors Co-op in The Man Who Came to Dinner. Other productions include, First Vows (Public Theatre), The Doctor of in Spite of Himself (Apple Corps Theatre), Snake Can with Gregory Harrison and Jane Kazcemerk (Odyssey Theatre), Spinning into Butter (Long Beach Studio Theatre), A Little Night Music (Westchester Playhouse), Jekyll & Hyde (Met Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Burbank Grove Theatre), A Christmas Memory (Sierra Madre Playhouse) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (National Tour). His credits also include All My Children, Spirit Town, Unforeseen and the Pasadena and NoHo Film Festival award-winning short, Have a Little Faith. Kevin currently takes classes at the The Antaeus Theatre as well as with Gary Imhoff. He has studied with Sandy Dennis and Uta Hagen at The Herbert Berghof Studio in NY. Kevin is an avid believer in acting classes and says “There is always something to learn; one must constantly be honing their skills no matter what level they are at."
Stone Rockbrockmanrock, Lamb
Jesse hails from Upstate New York where he attended SUNY Geneseo. Theater credits include Henry IV: Part One (Antaeus), Macbeth (Loft Theater Ensemble), Twelfth Night (Southstreet Seaport), As You Like It (Actors Theatre of NJ) and Lend Me a Tenor (Shadowland Theater Co). TV credits include Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Law & Order: SVU, Rescue Me and Hope & Faith. Regular improv performer at UCB with Mess Hall team Dino Mite, indie team BROseGold, and musical teams Now 165 and Hot Lake. Two live albums on Spotify and regular content on YouTube channel TheJesseGavinShow. Trained at William Esper Studio.
Dream Lecter, Lamb
Tyler is super pumped to put the lotion all over his skin before he gets the hose again. A Florida State University graduate and recent NYC transplant, Tyler has appeared in Altar Boyz (tour), All Shook Up (Virginia Musical Theatre), The Full Monty (Arts Center of Carolina), and Violet (The Gallery Players). Film and TV includes SNL Digital Shorts with Nicki Minaj, promo spots for Logo TV, and debuted his apartment design skills on HGTV's "Small Space, Big Style".
MICHAEL C. SILVA
Michael is an actor, improviser and voice over artist. Currently improvising with Captains of Industry every 2nd Friday of the month at the Acme NOHO Theater. Recent Stage: Ronny in Hopping on Down the Bunny Trail at the Eclectic Theater, Harold Gorringe in Morgan Wixson's production of Black Comedy, as well as John Smith in Morgan Wixson's Run For Your Wife, and the follow up sequel Caught in the Net. Performed Off-Broadway with Emerging Artists and TOSOS. Moving Arts Theater Car Plays and One Act festivals. Multiple years in multiple roles in multiple noir inspired plays of Punk Monkey's Play Noir annual one act festival. Recent filmography: Like Company, The Lost One, Tender, At the Maple Grove, Speak No Evil. TV: Pre-Production: The Web Series, CONAN, Carbon Dating, CHUCK, Monk, Mind of Mencia, Chappelle's Show and Late Night with Conan O' Brien.
Bucket List Theatre: Missmatch, Pageant Play, All in the Timing. Film: The Last Cyclist. Off-Broadway: Wait Until Dark and Talk Radio (Chain Theatre); The Last Cyclist (West End Theatre); Romeo And Juliet and Macbeth (American Globe); Madame Tellier's Establishment (Theater for the New City); Welcome to Eternity (NY Fringe 2011); Getting Even with Shakespeare (Player’s Theater).
Originally from Portugal, Edgar has trained classically in Aveiro (Portugal), Stuttgart (Germany) and London (UK). As musical director and band pianist, he has helped develop new musical works in London including No One in the World, Spend Spend Spend, The Picture of Dorian Gray, A Scale of Half a Mile, and Peter Pan Pantomime. He composed the musical Spectrum which had a successful run at the 2016 Camden Fringe. Since moving to the US, Edgar has performed in Bye Bye Birdie, Footloose, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Glendale Centre Theatre), The Music Man (Palos Verdes Norris Theatre) and musical directed Sex Anyone (2017 Hollywood Fringe), Two Gentlemen of Verona (ArTES Magnet) and an epic run of [title of show] with Bucket List Theatre. He has performed in 20 countries over 4 continents as a concert pianist and has won over 50 international competitions. He released a solo album in 2015 with works by Claude Debussy, under Spanish recording label KNS Classical. Edgar worked at Azusa Pacific University in Music and Theatre for two years and is now ending a national tour of shows including Million Dollar Quartet (NC), Sweeney Todd (HI), Hair (PA) and Chicago (Moonlight Vista, CA).
Originally from Australia, Nick is an actor, comedian, musician and the resident theater designer at the Stella Adler school; his list of production designs is ever growing, having most recently directed the lighting for acclaimed magician Justin Willman's sold out run at The Roosevelt Hotel. He works around LA as a stage manager and designer, working with directors such as Broadway legend Robert Allan Ackerman as well as touring with the Second City company. This is his third show he has designed for Bucket List Theater after All In The Timing in 2016 and [title of show] in 2017.
Amanda has been seen in Bucket List Theatre’s [title of show], Pageant Play, All in the Timing, as well as Missmatch, a musical parody Amanda wrote based on her real life experiences with online dating. Missmatch premiered at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe, was named a Better Lemons Must-See Musical and won the Encore Producers' Award. NYC credits include POPart: The Musical, Lift, A…My Name Will Always Be Alice, Little By Little, Red and Slim Have Issues. Regional credits include The Nerd, Dames at Sea, They’re Playing Our Song, The Rocky Horror Show, Honky Tonk Angels, George M! Amanda will be seen as Melanie in the upcoming feature comedy McDick on Amazon. She’s also appeared in Christmas Trade, The Middle, the viral YouTube sensation Naptime! and her web-series Orphan Brown. Amanda is a member of Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills.
SILENCE! marks Nick’s official LA Theater debut after performing in NYC for ten years. He previously starred in Babes in Arms with Darren Criss. Other regional credits include Tony in West Side Story, Jinx in Forever Plaid, Hugo in Bye Bye Birdie, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Nick has been published in OUT magazine and created a successful podcast, Dirty 30 Something, that iTunes named new and noteworthy. His original music can be heard on Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music. Nick is currently in the advanced core track at the Groundlings.
Theatre credits include Actor's Nightmare (Impro Theatre), The Baker's Wife (Actor's Co-op), Invincible: The Ballad of Billie Jean, Cyrano, Broadway at the Bowl (LA Opera), Trouble in Tahiti, and Stargods. Brian has performed at the Odyssey Theatre in Gungy Dan, Bashville, and Somethin's Rockin' in Denmark. Film and TV credits include Death Tunnel, The Young and The Restless, The Test, Pro-Choice, State of Mind, Lamborghini Dreams, and Raising the Bar.
Courtney is excited to be making her debut performance with the Bucket List Theatre. Recent credits include Deloris in Sister Act at Sierra Repertory Theatre, Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, Murray/Ms Stoeger/Robber in UMPO Clueless at The Rockwell Table & Stage, and Joanne in Rent at The Barn Theatre. @courtneybruce2000
Jeff has written several musicals including Minimum Wage which ran Off Broadway after a highly successful and award-winning run at the New York Fringe Festival as well as runs at the Watertower Theatre in Dallas and the St. Ambrose Festival in Montreal. Regional theatre credits include Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story, Waiting for Lefty, Up on the Roof. TV/Film credits include This is Ben, Girls Night Out, Felicia & The Great Quebec, May the Force Be With You, Double Take (pilot for AMC), and with Upright Citizen's Brigade on Comedy Central. Jeff plays in two rockbands and is a seasoned improviser and sketch comedian, having performed with several groups at Upright Citizen's Brigade, The PIT, and Gotham City Improv.
Papa Starling, Lamb
Philip is beyond thrilled to be back for more fun times with friends at Bucket List Theatre and to be part of the LA theater scene after other ventures within the theatre world have taken him from Texas to New York to California and all the states in between. When not performing, Philip uses his spare time to pursue his other passion as an arranger/orchestrator for his music publishing company, Pikakee Music. Recent credits include [title of show], It's Only Life (LA Scenie Award), Sister Act, Xanadu, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Big Fish, All Shook Up and Mary Poppins.
Senator Martin, Lamb
Suzanne has been a SAG-AFTRA performer since age 3, later finding her love for theatre. Favorite roles include: Maureen in RENT (Int’l/Nat’l tour), Piercy in Minimum Wage (Off-Broadway), Maggie in A Chorus Line (BCP), The Witch in Into the Woods (MMT). Suzanne is also a choreographer and loves to teach children. A lover of music, Suzanne plays the guitar, bass, ukulele, piano and violin. She has played in numerous bands, most recently the nerd band extravaganza, H2Awesome! and the Game of Thrones themed band, Daenerys and the Targaryens. She also plays bass in the L.A.-based band, The Damed. Suzanne can be seen at UCB, where she continues her improv training as well as anywhere geeky with her amazing husband, comedian and writer, Jeff LaGreca.
Pete has served as producer for Bucket List's All in the Timing (Stage Raw "Top Ten" and "Recommended"), Pageant Play, [title of show], and Missmatch. Missmatch premiered at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe, was named a Better Lemons Must-See Musical and won the Encore Producers' Award.
Production Stage Manager
A recent transplant from Las Vegas, Betsy a former member of the
Detroit Dance Collective, is originally from Michigan. She has toured the US and Canada with such shows as The Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes, The Addams Family, The Color Purple and Dirty Dancing to name a few. Favorite onstage roles include Judy in A Chorus Line, Jeanne in Hair and Tiny Tim in Scrooge. She has also directed and / or choreographed productions of A New Brain, Hair, Forever Plaid, Applause and The Sound of Music, in various regional theatres. Betsy is thrilled to work with this talented cast and crew here at Bucket List Theatre. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.
Shari Barrett, a Los Angeles native, has been active in the theater world since the age of six - acting, singing, and dancing her way across the boards all over town. After teaching in local secondary schools, working in marketing for several studios, writing, directing, producing, and performing in productions for several non-profit theaters, Shari now dedicates her time and focuses her skills as an independent publicist to "get the word out" about smaller theaters throughout the Los Angeles area. As a founding member of the LA Stage Alliance Leadership Council Task Force, she and reps from theaters throughout the city worked together to articulate a vision for the theatre community of Greater Los Angeles. Shari has received recognition from the City of Los Angeles for her dedication of heart and hand to the needs of friends, neighbors and fellow members of society for her devotion of service to the people of Los Angeles, and is honored to serve the theatre world in her hometown.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code