The Evil Dead. Roadhouse. Point Break.
Given the successful theatricalization of these seminal films, the question isn't "How could they turn Silence of the Lambs into a musical?" it's "How couldn't they?" The answer is, they couldn't not: Silence! The Musical.
You've got that right: The 2005 Fringe Fest "Outstanding Musical" has returned as an off-Broadway extravaganza of singing, dancing, and cannibalism. The bigger, creepier, 90-minute production now features Broadway vets (from Tommy, Putnam County Spelling Bee, and the bone-chilling Cats) alongside promising newcomers and a Greek chorus of...lambs. All your favorite moments are recreated: Buffalo Bill's mangina reveal; Miggs, splashing his he-goo on Clarise. They're even doing some of the gross scenes! As for musical numbers, some of the doozies (listen to them here):
"I'd F*ck Me"
"Quid Pro Quo"
"Are You About a Size 14?"
"It Puts the F*cking Lotion in the Basket"
An entire song about putting the f*cking lotion in the basket
? Outstanding. Even more outstanding: tickets just went on sale. Pick up a pair now -- they'll go excellently with fava beans and a nice chianti.