Ruthless!: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Ruthless! is a darkly comedic musical that follows the story of young Tina Denmark, a seemingly sweet and talented girl who dreams of becoming a Broadway star. But behind her innocent façade lies a ruthless and ambitious personality, willing to go to extreme lengths to achieve fame. Tina’s overbearing mother, Judy, is determined to see her daughter in the spotlight, even if it means eliminating her competition. Ruthless! parodies the cutthroat world of show business.


Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Cast Size: 7

Genre: Dark Comedy

Setting: 1950s, 1960s / USA


Creative Team

Music: Marvin Laird

Lyrics/Book: Joel Paley


Cast Albums

Original Off-Broadway Cast (2016)➝


Resources

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


Tags

1990s, All-Female, Child Roles, Comedic, Dark, Edgy, Female Leads, Metamusical, One-Word, Original, Piano-Only, Small Cast, Scary


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