Ruthless, the Musical - Mature actors needed

Ballyhoo Theatre

About the project and the company

Ballyhoo Theatre is searching for mature actors for our upcoming production of Ruthless.


Rehearsals start February 1, 2020. Performances will be at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds and run March 6-22, 2020. Most rehearsals will be at Edmonds Center for the Arts, in downtown Edmonds.


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. This musical parody of The Bad Seed, Gypsy, All About Eve, and a host of other shows, is good, campy fun!


Actors of all ethnicities, genders, identities and abilities are encouraged to audition. Although all roles are female presenting, one or more are typically played by male presenting folx. Please see the character breakdown for available roles. Please email to set up an audition appointment.


All performers will receive a small travel stipend.

Location of Audition

Please email for details.

Audition requirements

Please prepare 32 bars (or verse and chorus) of a comedy musical theatre song AND a one-minute monologue.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Sylvia St. Croix:
Female presenting (but the role is in the high baritone range), late 40s to 60s. Sylvia is a pompous theatrical agent who feeds Tina’s dreams of stardom, and has a deep, dark hidden secret. She has much of the shows campy humor and delivers many wacky moments, quick asides and stinging retorts.
Lita Encore:
Female presenting, late 40s to 60s, Judy's adoptive mother, a famous theatre critic who is tough as nails. She's even willing to give her own grandchild a scathing review.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

By appointment

Pay type


Audition location

Edmonds WA

Union Requirements


Website specific to project

Equity Contract