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'Silence!' An interview with the creators of 'The Silence of the Lambs' parody/tribute musical

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"Silence of the Lambs" is about using a maniac to catch a serial killer. It's gruesome and disturbing, and considered one of the best movies ever made. In 2002, two huge fans of the movie, Jon and Al Kaplan, took the next natural step, turning it into a musical.

The musical, "Silence! The Musical," opens August 31st in Los Angeles at the Hayworth Theatre.

It's about time. "Silence! The Musical," won the 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, and the New York Post said "This Lambs parody is as irreverent, filthy and funny as The Book of Mormon. The difference is you can afford the tickets."

The musical is not for kids. But our interview — KPCC's Steve Julian talking with the Kaplan's — is clean.

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