What would you do for the role of a lifetime? In the case of Tina Denmark, an adorable 8-year-old with a consuming drive for stardom, the real question is: "What wouldn't you do?" Ambition runs amok in Ruthless! The Musical. This outrageous musical hit is a hysterical send up of the entertainment business. You'll laugh, cry and be on The Edge of your seat from the suspenseful start to a truly unforgettable finish.
Winner of a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, Ruthless! The Musical opened off-Broadway at The Players Theatre on March 13, 1992 and closed January 24, 1993 after 342 performances. It was directed by Joel Paley with musical direction by Marvin Laird. The central role of Tina was played by future Broadway actress Laura Bell Bundy, and featured Natalie Portman and Britney Spears as understudies.
Ruthless! The Musical was then produced in Los Angeles at the Canon Theatre, where it opened on November 15, 1993. A recording was made by the 1993 Los Angeles cast on Varese Sarabande and released in 1994.
Director Chrissy Burns, Musical Director Rick Shaffer, Choreographer Jennifer Solomon-Rubio, Assistant Director Billy Stevens and Producer Luc R. Pelletier lead the award-winning creative and production team. This is the team that brought you 42nd Street last season.
The show features: Chase Anichini (Tina Denmark), Kendra Leori Truett (Judy Denmark/Ginger Del Marco), Danny Ingersoll (Sylvia St.Croix), Kat Fitzpatrick (Lita Encore), Andrekka J. Lanier (Myrna Thorn), Dawn Marie Zuniga-Williams (Miss Block), Sarah LeClair (Eve) and Jada Garland (Louise Lerman). Mackenzie House will understudy Tina Denmark.
Ruthless! The Musical's production design team includes Alex John (Costume Design), Daniel Verango (Set Design), Kelly Prow (Lighting Design), Rick Shaffer (Sound Design), Erica Orr (Properties), Jacob Koehnen (Stage Manager) and Barron Henzel (Board Liaison).
Opening Night is Friday January 25, 2013, offering dinner at 6:30pm, and performance at 8:00pm at Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado 92118. Run Dates: January 25 through March 3, 2013 Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.
Tickets: $20 on Thursday; $25 on Friday; $28 on Saturday; $23 on Sunday. Student, Active Military, Senior (62+): $3 discount on all ticket prices (with valid ID). Groups: Discounts are available for parties of 8 or more. For questions about groups, call the Box Office at (619) 435-4856. Season Tickets: A great way to get ticket discounts and to have reserved seating for all shows in the 2013 season! Check out our website at www.coronadoplayhouse.com or call the Box Office at 619-435-4856.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Opening Night Dinner and Show Special. Join us for a special opening night event. Attend dinner and a show for the low price of $50 per person. Coronado's Consummate Catering is providing a buffet meal at The Playhouse from 6:30pm before the January 25 performance at 8:00pm.
Valentines Day Happy Hour and Show. Join us for a fun night of appetizers and cocktail specials. Consummate Catering is once again providing a wide array of finger foods and Harry is serving up some signature drinks from the bar. $35 includes show admission, appetizers and drink specials. February 14th starting at 6:30pm. Show starts at 8:00pm.
Out Night at Coronado Playhouse. Coronado Playhouse and RAGE are teaming up for an Out Night at Coronado Playhouse on Thursday January 31st at 6:30pm; a hosted cocktail hour with light appetizers for San Diego's GLBT community.
Coronado Playhouse, the oldest community theatre in San Diego County, is dedicated to providing quality entertainment. The new venue, which opened in 2006 with state-of-the-art equipment and an intimate, 100-seat cabaret-style theatre equipped with a full service bar, still overlooks beautiful Glorietta Bay. The theater offers five productions each year featuring local talent and production teams.