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June 11th & 13th, 2024
Callbacks - June 15th
Luminary Arts Studio
960 Los Vallecitos Blvd., #207
San Marcos, CA 92069


Read Through: June 18th 6-9pm

First Rehearsal: Monday 7/29

Days: M-F @ 6:00pm-9:00pm

August 30th - September 15th, 2024
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00pm
Sundays @ 2:00pm
The Patio Playhouse Theater



Revised in August 2015 to reflect the 2015 off-Broadway production.

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. "Anything" includes murdering the leading lady! This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run.

Ruthless! was first presented at the Players Theater in New York City on May 6, 1992. Directed by Joal Paley, the production featured Laura Bell Bundy, Donna English and Joel Vig. On July 13, 2015, a new streamlined version of Ruthless! premiered at St. Luke’s Theatre in New York City. Directed by Joel Paley, the cast included Paley, Tori Murray, Kim Maresca and Peter Land.

Character Breakdown

Tina Denmark: Female, 8 -16 (to play 8). Appears to be a sweet child but is actually a psychotic killer. Alto Belt, MUST tap. Also has some strong language.

Judy Denmark/ Ginger Delmarco: Female, late 20-30s, DUAL ROLE, Tina’s mother (sweet 50s housewife) / Broadway prima donna (bitchy). Mezzo Soprano/Alto Belt.

Lita Encore: Female, 50s +, Ethel Merman type, strong belter with comic timing. MUST be able to sell a showstopper like a PRO!!! Contralto, Belt

Myrna Thorn: Female, 30s +, Teacher. Strong character comic timing. Alto.

Sylvia St. Croix: Male role (to play a woman) upper 40s. A broad comedy talent with a big voice. Baritone.

Louise/Eve: Female, late 20s-30s DUAL ROLE, Tina’s classmate (plays 8) / Ginger’s assistant, unhinged and ambitious (plays 30s). Mezzo.

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