Anyone who’s ever had kids knows that they don’t stay cute forever. Eight-year-old Tina Denmark is a parent’s worst nightmare. She knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking and will do anything to win the part – including murdering the leading lady.

Mix together The Bad Seed, All About Eve, Gypsy and nearly every other classic story of stage mothers and precocious brats and you’ve got Ruthless! With a cast of zany characters and some of the wackiest musical theatre numbers you’ll hear this side of Oklahoma, this show will make you appreciate your little darlings all the more. This definitely ain’t Annie!


  • Sylvia St. Croix: Tom Detwiler
  • Judy Denmark: Joan Horgan
  • Tina Denmark: Meredith Bull
  • Myrna Thorn / Emily Block: Barb Mahlmann
  • Louise Lerman: Courtney Halsdorf
  • Lita Encore: Gwen Fraser
  • Eve: Laurie Larson

Production Team

  • Director: Tom Heckert
  • Producer: Brett Putnam
  • Musical Director: Andrea Merrill
  • Choreographer/Production Assistant: Nicole Levesque
  • Stage Manager: Kristen Becker
  • Set Design: Mary Kozlowski
  • Lighting Design: Greg Rucinski
  • Costume Design: Pat Casey
  • Makeup Design: David Harrison
  • Hair & Wig Design: John Fowler
  • Properties: Kathy Friscic

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March 8-10 & 14-17, 2002