Pushing the Limit Auditions for “Ruthless! The Stage Mother of All Musicals”

Pushing the Limit Productions (PTL) is proud to announce auditions for our summer show, Ruthless! The Stage Mother of Musicals! on Monday, May 15 from 6-9 pm at the Crandall Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls, NY.

Ruthless! is the story of a naive 1950s-adjacent housewife, Judy, and her adorable but sociopathic 8-year-old daughter, Tina. Encouraged by her manager, Sylvia, Tina will do ANYTHING to get the lead role in her school play, “including murdering the leading lady!” In Act II, while Tina spends time at a reform school for psychopathic ingenues, Judy discovers from her adoptive mother that her birth mother was a famous actress. Judy decides that she should be famous as well and becomes a Broadway diva.

Performances will take place August 11-13 at the newly reopened Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls! Rehearsals will be 1-2 weeknight evenings per week in Glens Falls and/or Hudson Falls, beginning June 19.

Directed by Kayla Toney & Music Directed by Jonathan Granger

FOR AUDITIONS please prepare 32 bars of an upbeat showtune number that shows us personality! We are looking for actors who can sing, rather than singers who can act!
Please be available for the entire audition time, unless we dismiss you 🙂
Please be prepared to learn song pieces from the show, or to cold read some scenes.

PRINCIPAL ROLES AVAILABLE:

Tina Denmark – an 8-year-old, aspiring child actress with bratty tendencies (PLEASE NOTE We are willing to cast almost any age actress, if they are right for the role!)
Belts to an C sharp

Judy Denmark – Tina’s doting mother who discovers she has a secret alter-ego in Ginger DelMarco, Broadway Diva

Lita Encore – a drama critic, and Tina’s dramatic, musicals-hating grandmother. Judy’s adoptive mother – TYPICALLY PLAYED BY A MALE ACTOR IN DRAG

M. Thorn – TIna’s teacher, a bitter failed actress with a few regrets and a demanding director – MAY BE PLAYED BY A MALE OR FEMALE

Sylvia St. Croix – a talent agent with a secret alter-ego, Ginger DelMarco, Judy’s real mother MAY ALSO BE PLAYED BY A MALE IN DRAG

Betty Lerman – Mother of Louise, the girl Tina killed!

PLEASE NOTE There is no chorus, but there are many supporting character roles to be filled by strong actors!

PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTOR Kayla Toney / kaytoney@yahoo.com IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO AUDITION AND CAN NOT MAKE THIS TIME.

All actors will be asked to purchase their own scripts for $20 which they will be able to keep.

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