Music By Marvin Laird
Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley
"Ruthless" is a hilarious musical that has been an off-broadway smash hit since premiering in 1992, and was a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award winner. This all-female production spoofs Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve. It is the story of Tina, a precocious eight-year-old who knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking in her school play, and will do anything to get the part, including murdering the leading lady!
Highlights and Photos from our 2019 Production
Video by Buddy Puddle Productions
Photos by Jessica Holleque
. . . Theatre Elision, a two-year old company that's staked its claim to putting superb actors before small audiences, giving them some strong musical material that hasn't been done to death, and letting it rip.
Darkly hilarious, gorgeously sung, cleverly written, campily performed, a spoof of the entertainment industry and shows we love, Ruthless! is a super fun 90 minutes that you should add to your weekend schedule.
~Cherry and Spoon
Theatre Elision is quickly becoming a theater company whose shows are must-sees for me. They are musical, filled with beautiful voices, and just plan fun to watch, and Ruthless is no exception.
~Twin Cities Stages
Theatre Elision's production went right, again and again and again . . . I was startled by the level of talent on that stage. I've seen great staging and complex orchestras, right now I want great stories and great actors and that's what Theatre Elision is offering.
I'm totally in love with the talent on their stage! . . .Talk about vocal powerhouses!
If you missed Ruthless! The Musical but you like the idea of a woman-centric company,
put Theatre Elision's next show on your schedule.
Cast & Creative
Piano: Harrison Wade
Drums: Erik Schee
Director: Lindsay Fitzgerald
Music Director: Harrison Wade
Vocal Director: Christine Wade