Ruthless, the Musical

By Joal Paley and Marvin Laird

Directed by Loren Sass

Ruthless, The Musical! is a story about an eight-year-old, Tina Denmark, who just knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking in her elementary school play. When auditions come up for Pippi in Tahiti, Tina is sure it’s her big break, but the lead goes to someone else. Undaunted, Tina accidentally-on-purpose hangs the other girl from the theater’s catwalk. But Tina’s problems aren’t over. There’s an acid-tongued theater critic coming to review Pippi. Before it’s all done, Tina spends some time in the Daisy Clover School for Psychopathic Ingénues while her mom and agent fight over her future career. Ruthless is a parody of The Bad Seed, Gypsy, All About Eve, and a host of other shows. A cynical, and slightly evil romp, it is loaded with witty lyrics that wink at the various shows being parodied. Never has viciousness been so funny! 

Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St.,Beloit

Performances: September 24 - October 3, 2009

Performance Times: September 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. October 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m.; October 3 at 3:00 p.m

Ticket Prices: Adults $10; Students and Senior Citizens (60+) $8

Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.

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