The City Theatre Company
3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722     512-524-2870     info@citytheatreaustin.org
The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
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Now Playing!
Thursday - Saturday 8 pm.Sunday 3 pm.
June 15
- July 8
Marvin Laird’s and Joel Paley’s wild musical comedy
that proves some kids will do anything to
become a Broadway star…ANYTHING!

The summer forecast calls for wild fun, over the top laughs, and “take no prisoners”
comedy…and it’s all thanks to the mother and daughter, song and dance, team of
Tina and Judy Denmark. The City Theatre Company is thrilled to present the
award-winning, off-Broadway triumph Ruthless! The Musical, where no dream too
big – or back too small to stab - can stop you from becoming a star.  

“Watch your back, Matilda...Tina Denmark’s coming to town!”

Our story begins with eight-year-old Tina who knows she was born to play Pippi
Longstocking in her third-grade musical and will do anything to win the part. But
when Judy, Tina’s adoptive mother, discovers that her birth mother was a famous
actress, she decides that she should be famous as well, and becomes the
Broadway diva she always meant to be. Will they both become stars? Will they kill
each other - and everyone around them - as they sing, dance, and claw their way
to the top?  Spoofing such films and musicals as Mommie Dearest, All About Eve,
Gypsy, and Mame, lots of songs, dancing, laughs, farce, and comedy abound!

"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
"Hilarious...It is beyond praise!" - New York Daily News
"Wild amusement." - New York Post
"A demented pleasure.” - New York Newsday
"Merry mayhem...Malicious, delicious and a total joy." - New York Observer
"Brilliant." - USA Today
"A wonderfully smart and funny send up of every Broadway brat from Gypsy to
The Bad Seed...loaded with campy wit and charm." – Variety
“A laugh-a-minute!” - Playbill

With Jessica Cohen, Robert Cross,
Susan Johnston Taylor, Michelle Cheney,
Michelle Malia, and Kelsey Kimble.

Directed by guest director Jim Lindsay
Choreography Laura Lund
Musical Direction Austin Kimble
Costumes Scout Gutzmerson
Wigs/Makeup Christina Little-Manley

SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
RUTHLESS by Marvin Laird and Joel Paley
June 15 – July 8. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.
The City Theatre 3823 Airport Blvd. Austin 78722.
Tickets $25. Two for $40. Center Reserved $30-$35.
Seniors $18. Students $15. Thursday general seats $15. Group discounts
available. Tickets 512-524-2870 or info@citytheatreaustin.org.

The production contains adult language and humor,
and may not be suitable for children.