Sunday, August 26 at 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00pm
Musical by Marvin Laird and Joel Paley
Directed by Steven Brewer
Musical Direction by Jonas Dawson
Ruthless! will be presented October 19-28, 2018
This musical spoofs Broadway musicals like Gypsy and Mame and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve. Ruthless! is the story of a naive 1950s housewife, Judy, and her adorable but sociopath 8-year-old daughter Tina. Encouraged by her manager, Sylvia, Tina will do ANYTHING to get the lead role in her school play “including murdering the leading lady!" In Act II, while Tina spends time at a reform school for psychopathic ingenues, Judy discovers from her adoptive mother that her birth mother was a famous actress. Judy decides that she should be famous as well and becomes a Broadway diva.
**Please prepare a Broadway-style show tune to sing. Bring the sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Dress in comfortable clothes, so you can dance.
Tina Denmark: A young aspiring child actress (written as if age 8, but may be played by an older actress)
Judy Denmark/Ginger Del Marco: Tina's Mother and Broadway prima donna
Lita Encore: Tina's grandmother and a Drama critic
Myrna Thorn: Tina's teacher
Eve: Ginger's assistant
Louise Lerman: Another child actress who gets Tina’s coveted role
*Sylvia St. Croix/Ruth DelMarco: A talent agent and Judy's real mother
Miss Block: A Reporter
*Note: Although the show was written for an all-female cast, it has become somewhat of a tradition to have the role of Sylvia St. Croix performed by a man, simply because the best audition for the original 1992 production was by a man
You can complete this and bring it with you to the auditions, saving you some time and effort when you arrive. Forms will also be available at the auditions.
Dinner & a Show