Winner of the New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, Ruthless! is a razor sharp send-up of the entertainment business at the Seymour Centre for a limited season till 5 July.
With music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley, Ruthless! is an all female, Off-Broadway hit musical full of witty one-liners, bright, brassy show tunes and ingenious plot twists that turns housewives into movie stars, grandmothers into grand dames and children into sociopaths. All in fabulous fun, of course.
The Sydney premiere of this hilarious musical, inspired by classic Broadway shows like Gypsy and Mame and movies such as The Women, The Bad Seed and All About Eve, sees talented, ruthlessly ambitious eight year old Tina Denmark going to any length to secure the lead role of Pippi Longstocking in the school musical. Tina’s ambition soon puts her competition in grave danger, propelling this dark comedy into ever darker and funnier places.
“A spoof that has enough absurd plot twists and multiple identities to fill several old movies…The fun comes from the sheer brazenness!” – The New York Times
Director: Lisa Freshwater Cast: Katrina Retallick, Margi de Ferranti, Meredith O’Reilly, Caitlin Berry, Jade Gillis, Madison Russo, Geraldine Turner Musical Director: Brad Miller Choreographer: Christopher Horsey Set and Costume Design: Mason Browne Lighting Designer: Martin Kinnane Producers: Alistair Thomson, Lisa Freshwater
Reginald Theatre – The Seymour Centre, Corner City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Season continues to 5 July 2014
Bookings: (02) 9351 7940 or online at: www.seymourcentre.com
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Image: Meredith O’Reilly, Katrina Retallick and Geraldine Turner – photo by Blueprint Studios