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Ruthless - Auditions, The Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble
Saturday, July 13, 2019


We're so excited to announce auditions for our final musical of 2019. Ruthless the Musical. A hilarious take on All About Eve and the Bad Seed all jumbled up into one.

Directed by: Craig Ruis Fisher & David Ruis Fisher
Assistant Director: Les Smith
Music Directed by: Lauren Lewis
Choreographed by: Sheri Rippel

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady! This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run..

July 13th - 1-4 p.m.
July 14th - 1-4 p.m.

Sign up for your audition group here:

Scripts will be available digitally. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy.

Show Dates: September 6-8 & 12-14
Jawhawk Theatre Main Stage

Character Breakdown -

An 8-year old “triple threat”, loaded with talent and manipulative to the core, she is sickeningly sweet but underneath, is a remorseless psychopath. She will be required to tap quite proficiently, and should have a strong belt. Ideally, we would like to cast someone between 8-12 years old, but would consider someone older. F# below middle C to E one octave above middle C

Tina’s mother, approximately 28-40, a simple June Cleaver-type housewife (with similarities to Ellen Greene in Little Shop of Horrors), who is transformed into Ginger, a Norma Desmond-type Broadway diva. F below middle C to B Flat one octave above middle C

Sylvia St. Croix:
The stereotypical “in-your-face” talent manager, who is obsessed with making Tina a star. For this role, we are looking to cast either a man in drag or a female performer. A one octave below middle C to E above middle C (or a woman with Bea Arthur’s vocal quality)

Miss Thorn:
A wannabe actress who had to settle for teaching 3rd grade, she is the director of the school play. Her integrity in casting is questionable. E below middle C to B above middle C
Louise Lerman: The student who beats out Tina for the lead in the school play, she has limited talent and is larger than Tina. She should be 9-14 years old. Middle C to B Flat above middle C

Lita Encore:
Judy’s adoptive mother, a theatre critic with a poison pen, who hates musicals. An Ethel Merman-type with a strong belt. E below middle C to D one octave above middle C

Efficient personal assistant to Broadway star, Ginger. She wants Ginger’s life, and copies her every mannerism. F# below middle C to C above middle C

Miss Block:
A lesbian reporter who wants to do a story about Ginger’s past. This is a non-singing role, and may be doubled with Miss Thorn.

Location 720 SW Jackson St, Topeka, Kansas 66603

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