Casting Announced for Musical Theatre Guild's Ruthless! The Musical
21 Mar 2014
Musical Theatre Guild will present Marvin Laird and Joel Paley's musical comedy Ruthless! The Musical April 6 at 7 PM at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica, CA.
Directed by Rick Sparks, the cast will include MTG members Pamela Hamill, Shauna Markey and Todd Nielsen and guest artists Lindsey Alley, Eileen Bowman and Brennley Brown.
Ruthless! features music by Laird and book and lyrics by Paley.
"Take equal parts 'The Bad Seed,' Gypsy, 'All About Eve' and Mame, add a dash of 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?,' and you’ve got the hilarious cocktail that is Ruthless! The Musical," press notes state. "It is infused with child actors, agents, managers, the mother of all stage mothers and the mother of the mother of all stage mothers! A hysterical and tuneful send up of all things 'show biz.'"
The evening will also have musical direction by Gregory Nabours and choreography by Joseph Corella. John W. Calder, III is the stage manager, and Jill Marie Burke is the production coordinator.
Moss Theatre at New Roads School is located at 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. For tickets call (818) 848-6844 or visit www.musicaltheatreguild.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.