No strangers to the offbeat, having previously mounted productions of Evil Dead – The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, and Night of the Living Dead, Vancouver’s Down Stage Right Productions is back at it with Silence! The Musical.

An unauthorized musical parody of the 1991 Academy Award-winning film Silence of the Lambs starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, Silence! The Musical follows its source material’s story with surprising accuracy as rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch a serial killer.

While managing to capture the creepiness of the movie, this very adult musical takes things to a whole new level with enough song titles to make even The Book of Mormon blush. As director Mark Carter points out though, while Silence! The Musical may be offensive and raunchy, it is never vulgar.

Vancouver Presents contributing editor Mark Robins was live at the BMO Theatre Centre as the company of Silence! The Musical got ready for opening night. In this live broadcast the company gives us a sneak peek with a performance of the show’s opening number “Silence of the Lambs”, and we find out more in an interview with the director and members of the cast.

Silence! The Musical opens at the BMO Theatre Centre (162 West 1st Ave, Vancouver) on July 25 and continues through August 3. Visit for tickets and information.

Warning: this video is rated PG for mild language.