Auditions for Ruthless: The Musical

Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7


Auditions held at the Rochester REP Theatre


Ruthless: The Musical

A Musical Comedy by Joel Paley and Marvin Laird

When Tina doesn’t get the lead in the school play, she takes matters into her own hands and lands herself a spot in kid jail.  Her blasé mother and slimy talent agent quickly move on until Tina returns with a vengeance!  With an outlandish ensemble, hysterical songs, and a killer leading lady, this hilarious musical comedy is your shot at fun this summer!

Directed by Dylon Starr

Music Direction by Laurie Helmers

Needed: 6 actors

Ages 5-40+, any gender. Auditions are open to all even though all characters identify as  female. Actors who identify as male will need to be comfortable presenting as female (i.e. “drag”). Roles being cast include:

  • Tina Denmark, an 8-year old aspiring child actress (F, 5-18 and/or M, 40+)
  • Judy Denmark/Ginger Del Marco, Tina’s mother and secret Broadway prima donna (F, 20-50)
  • Lita Encore, a drama critic and Tina’s grandmother (F/M, 40+)
  • Myrna Thorn/Reporter, Tina’s teacher (F, 20+)
  • Sylvia St. Croix, a talent agent (F/M, 40+)
  • Louise/Eve, Tina’s rival/Ginger’s assistant (F/M, 20+)

Come prepared to read excerpts from the script as well as music from the following selections:

  • I Was Born to Entertain – Measure 65 to the end (If you’re a youth actor, or are auditioning for Tina)
  • It Can Never Be that Way Again – Measure 58 to the end
  • Talent – Measure 40 to the end

Audition Music Can Be Downloaded Here

Important Dates:

– Rehearsals start June 13 (Final rehearsal schedule will be set once the show is cast)

– Performances will be held July 29, 30 August 4, 5, 6,  11, 12, 13 at 7:30pm; Sunday Matinee August 14 at 2:00 pm


Please contact Dylon Starr if interested but unable to attend, or for more information:

It is the Rochester Repertory Theatre’s current policy to require anyone involved in a production (director, stage manager, cast, crew, technicians) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate.