Ruthless! at OCTA @ Olathe Civic Theatre - OCTA, Olathe [from 15 to 29 September]

Ruthless! at OCTA

15 - 29
20:00 - 20:00

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Olathe Civic Theatre - OCTA
500 E Loula St, Olathe, Kansas 66061
September 15 – October 1, 2017 (3 weekends only!)
Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley | Music by Marvin Laird
Directed by Jay Coombes | Music Direction by Tim Braselton

Sept 15*, 16, 17**, 18***, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & Oct 1
Fri/Sat @ 8 pm & Sun @ 2 pm

*Sept 15: OPENING NIGHT! Guests will be treated to a celebration with the cast and crew in the lobby after the show!

**Sept 17: TALKBACK! There will be a post-show director/cast talkback hosted by Dr. Chris McCoy, Assistant Professor of Theatre at William Jewell College and author of the dissertation “Mockmusicals: Parody, Satire, and Musical Comedy at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century”, Sunday, September 17.

***Sept 18: INDUSTRY NIGHT! 8 pm — $12 at the door for theatre creatives and administrators.

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she’ll do anything to win the part in her school musical. Her mother, fellow students, and the rest of the world had better watch out because nothing will stop her quest for stardom!!! Cunningly spoofing classic musicals and campy films from GYPSY to THE BAD SEED and ALL ABOUT EVE, this aggressively outrageous musical garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run.

Sylvia St. Croix: Trevor French
Judy Denmark/Ginger DelMarco: Stasha Case
Tina Denmark*:
-Mia Cabrera–Sept 15, 17, 23, 29 & Oct 1
-Joey Brogden–Sept 16, 18, 22, 24, 30
Louise Lerman*:
-Eva Smith–Sept 15, 17, 23, 29 & Oct 1
-Julia Masterson–Sept 16, 18, 22, 24 & 30
Miss Thorn: Julia Moriarty
Lita Encore: Alecia Stultz
Eve: Korrie Murphy

*The roles of Tina and Louise are double cast. The actresses will ruthlessly play these parts on the dates shown. When not on in these roles, will make cameo appearances.

Director and Choreographer: Jay Coombes
Music Director: Tim Braselton
Stage Manager: Kimberly Stelting
Set Designer/Builder: Joel Short
Properties: Sonja Coombes
Costumes: Libby Irving
Lighting Design: Dave Powell
Light Board Operator/Sound Design: Kendall Gross

Tim Braselton – piano
Lindsay Lovejoy – bass

Brittany Becker
Bailey Kerkvliet
Logan Stelting
Taylor Stelting

Special thanks to Julie Fox, Debbie Proctor, Julie Ewing and Andrea Rodgers.

TICKETS and more info are available online now at:

Season Ticket Holders can make reservations by writing [email protected] or by calling our reservation hotline at 913-782-2990. Indicate preferred date and seats.
— Not a season ticket holder yet, want to save a bundle and see all 5 of our shows? Visit: for more info!

Tickets may be purchased with credit card, check, or cash. Free parking is available in the OCTA lot and on the street. Concessions are available for cash or credit donation and may be taken into the theater.

“A spoof that has enough absurd plot twists and multiple identities to fill several old movies… The fun comes from the sheer brazenness!” – The New York Times

«Hilarious...It is beyond praise!» — New York Daily News

«Wild amusement.» — New York Post

«A demented pleasure. Cheery, cheeky burlesque humor that evokes Your Show of Shows.» — New York Newsday

«Merry mayhem...Malicious, delicious, and a total joy.» — New York Observer

«Brilliant.» — USA Today

«A wonderfully smart and funny send up of every Broadway brat from GYPSY to THE BAD SEED...loaded with campy wit and charm.» — Variety

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