They can make a musical out of anything these days even Hannibal the Cannibal. This off-Broadway spoof of the grisly 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs is best appreciated by buffs you have to have the movie nearly committed to memory to get all the parody. But even for a layman, it's a clever send-up of shock-movie clichés, and even of theater itself, as it tries to reproduce the film's most outré action sequences with tacky effects on a pint-sized stage. Jenn Harris, as agent Clarice Starling, can impersonate even Jodie Foster's jogging style, and Brent Barrett, as Hannibal Lector, has a voice worth feasting on. Light on calories, but a lot of fun.
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