RUTHLESS!

CAST + CREATIVES

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BOOK & LYRICS BY

JOEL PALEY

MUSIC BY

MARVIN LAIRD

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, full of witty one-liners, bright, brassy show tunes and ingenious plot twists. RUTHLESS! twists housewives into movie stars, grandmothers into grand dames and children into sociopaths, all the while parodying Broadway and Hollywood classics Gypsy, Mame, The Women, The Bad Seed and All About Eve.

 

The Sydney premiere of this hilarious dark comedy starred an all-female cast featuring musical theatre favourites KATRINA RETALLICK, MEREDITH O’REILLY, MARGI DE FERRANTI and CAITLIN BERRY, with the iconic GERALDINE TURNER as Broadway critic ‘Lita Encore’.

REGINALD SEASON 2014

REGINALD THEATRE, SEYMOUR CENTRE

 JUNE 19 - JULY 12 2014

CAITLIN BERRY

 

 

THOMAS BRICKHILL

 

 

MASON BROWNE

 

 

MARGI DE FERRANTI

 

 

LISA FRESHWATER

 

 

JADE GILLIS

 

 

ANGELA HANNA

 

 

CHRISTOPHER HORSEY

 

 

MARTIN KINNANE

 

 

ANDREW MASSEY

 

LOUISE LERMAN / EVE

 

 

SOUND DESIGNER

 

 

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

 

 

MISS BLOCK / MYRNA THORN

 

 

DIRECTOR / CO-PRODUCER

 

 

TINA DENMARK

 

 

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER / CHILD CHAPERONE

 

 

CHOREOGRAPHER

 

 

LIGHTING DESIGNER

 

 

PERCUSSION

 

NED MATTHEWS

 

 

BRAD MILLER

 

 

MEREDITH O’REILLY

 

 

LINDSAY PARTRIDGE

 

 

ELSEN PRICE

 

 

KATRINA RETALLICK

 

 

MADISON RUSSO

 

 

STACEY STAMBOULIDIS

 

 

ALISTAIR THOMSON

 

 

GERALDINE TURNER

 

STAGE MANAGER

 

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR / PIANO

 

 

SYLVIA ST CROIX

 

 

PIANO 2

 

 

BASS

 

 

JUDY DENMARK

 

 

TINA DENMARK

 

 

SOUND OPERATOR

 

 

PRODUCER

 

 

LITA ENCORE

 

“Have you ever had one of those moments when everything just comes together? That feeling when … the universe has contrived to bring all the pieces together to make everything just as you want, to make your dreams come true? Well this is what happened with … this production of Ruthless.”

 

 

 

 

“Katrina Retallick … inconceivable talent and flair. It is sublime to witness an elite performer at the top of her game, and this is such an occasion. She glows throughout the show, with supreme grace, a flawless voice and a surprising mastery over the dark humour at hand.”

 

 

“This is a bold, fresh and uncompromising production of an Off-Broadway cult-hit. It's a musical in the true sense of the word. There are no whizz-bang Andrew Lloyd-Webberesque spectacles …just … wit, timing and talent - performed well, sung well and with just a little twist in the tale!”

 

 

 

 

"Outrageous, unashamedly campy fun, larger than life, larger than theatre, you don’t want to miss RUTHLESS! The Musical.”

 

 

 

 

"The production values are exquisite. The cast – my gods the cast! Not a stinker among them and all having a spectacular time with the roles that they are playing. The audience loved it. I loved! A great time was had by all – this is an entertaining night in the theatre. Go buy a ticket."

 

 

"I knew it was going to be good.  I didn’t know it was going to be this good!"

Christine Dunstan

 

"Congrats to you all on a fabulous production; you should be extremely proud of what you have achieved."

Bill Winspear

 

"Congratulations to you and all involved in The Theatre Division on an absolute triumph! The rave notices for RUTHLESS! were well-deserved. We both felt the show was amazing. The wonderful cast was on fire!"

Carolyn Lowry

 

"Congratulations to you and all concerned on the show last night. Great entertainment.  Loved the mad hats and costumes.  I will certainly be going along again with friends before it is completely sold out."

Jan Sundell

 

"Very Very Very big congrats on the success of RUTHLESS!...incredibly well done xx."

Wendy Richards

 

"What a wonderful show. Congrats to all, creative team and cast alike, it's funny, colourful, entertaining and a superb vehicle for all the magnificent talented women (and child too!)"

Joanna Weinberg

 

"Congratulations to you all. Finally made it last night. LOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVED it. Such talent on stage and off the stage."

Maria de Marco

 

"Brilliant show Last night. What an amazing cast of glorious women, not to be missed! Congratulations to all involved!"

Leslie Hancock

 

"What a fabulous night at the theatre! The cast of RUTHLESS! all give consummate performances in this musical theatre piece that had me enthralled and laughing the whole way through! The production values, set, costumes, the direction and choreography are slick and tight just the way Broadway shows should be. The best musical I've seen in a long time. Give yourself a night at the theatre that is memorable... Don't miss it!!!"

Michael Harrs

 

"Hilarious! We laughed the whole way through - congrats it was wonderful!!"

Juliet Cummins

 

"…saw the matinee yesterday and loved it! What a great first production for you guys… can’t believe I’ve never even heard of this show! Anyway, congrats to you all…. I hope it’s the first of many."

Brad Clarke

 

"RUTHLESS! was fabulous. We all split our sides laughing cause we all knew people exactly like the characters. Costuming was stunning. Am telling everyone to get in quick before it closes."

Sandra Copeman