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Ruthless: The Musical

a Musical Comedy
by Joel Paley

COMPANY : Onstage Atlanta, Inc. [WEBSITE]
VENUE : 14th Street Playhouse [WEBSITE]
ID# 487

SHOWING : June 21, 2002 - July 13, 2002



She's cute. She dances. She sings. And she would KILL to get the lead role in her school play. But did she really do it? Hmmmm. This hysterical and campy musical traces the story of eight-year old child actress Tina Denmark, her split-personality mother Judy, and her stylish but strangely familiar talent agent, Sylvia St. Croix (pictured above, to be played by George Deavours), who has all the charm of Joan Crawford in a daycare center. Oooo girl, it's a hair-pulling good time. You will HOWL over this killer musical comedy! An Atlanta premiere.

Assistant Director George Deavours
Cast Scott F. Rousseau
Stage Manager Cristiana Beaman
Props Design/Light OP Allison Burcher
backstage Matthew Carter
Wig Design George Deavours
Tina Denmark Tessa Edmondson
Lighting Designer Tom Gillespie
Louise Lehrman Parker Hilley
Costumes Sean Patton
Lita Encore Tamyan Sager
Set Designer Darrell Wofford
Bass Dolph Amick
Music Director BJ Brown
Percussion L. Gerard Reid
Sylvia St. Croix George Deavours
Tina Denmark Tessa Edmondson
Myrna Thorn/Emily Block Natalie Gray
Louise Lehrman Parker Hilley
Judy Denmark Patty Mosley
Eve Shelley Murphy
Lita Encore Tamyan Sager
Technical Director Gary M. Pett
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Classic Camp!!!
by heathjr1002
Sunday, June 30, 2002
What a terrific show! For anyone who knows anything about movie classics and loves a great musical, don't miss Ruthless! The acting was quite good and the band is live, not recorded. 14th Street's infamous Stage 3 is tiny and I have seen all sorts of shows crammed in there, but this set is very effective amd well executed.

Act I has a sort of 1950's retro feel where a June Cleaver-type meets killer-Daisy Clover and Mama Rose. Everything is upbeat and happy until little Tina doesn't get her way.

Act II has the roles reversed. Mommie turns into Joan Crawford-on-Broadway while an Eve-like assistant tries to worm her way into the lime light.

Of course, the plot actually twists about 8 different classic movies into this melting pot of a show, and quite well indeed. The guys who wrote this one did a great job. The lyrics and music are very funny, and the cast has what it takes to make it all work. A very enjoyable evening that I highly recomend. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
I love this show !
by Miss Maggie
Saturday, June 29, 2002
I saw Ruthless last week. I had never heard of the show before but was invited by a friend. Most modern musicals have weird music you can't even hum. Ruthless is full of great lyrics and tunes that I found myself singing all week.
The premise of the show is a little girl who is highly talented and will do ANYTHING to get the lead role, her 'untalented' mother, and the mystery woman who drops in to guide both of them to fame and fortune. But who will win the lead in the family? I don't want to give it away! This campy, clever musical spoofs several major classic motion pictures and will keep you laughing all the way through. Excellent performances by the entire cast. I give it top marks across the board. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Thank you! by OnstageATL@yahoo
Please tell your friends and neighbors!
Tina Denmark: she ain't Annie Warbucks!
by McCroaker
Saturday, June 29, 2002
Don't be afraid that this is a 'kid' show. While this production aggressively promotes the 'little girl' aspect of the show, this is NOT a show for children. What a HOOT! The music is great (singable songs), actors are wonderful, costumes and set are also the best I've seen at Onstage for a long time. Both kids have great comic timing and are enjoyable. And while they appear to be angelic children, their characters are off the charts. The opening monologue with George Deavours is worth the price of admission alone! This is something you must not miss. I plan to see it again. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Thank you! by OnstageATL@yahoo
Yes, there is some adult language/situations, so this is not recommended for small children.


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