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Germantown Community Theatre Presents Ruthless: The Musical

Brent Davis
Germantown Community Theatre

Ruthless: the Musical, by Joal Paley and Marvin Laird, opens May 17 and runs until June 2, 2013. Director Michael Duggan, along with cast members Sally Stover and Kim Justis-Eikner, spoke with Kacky Walton about the production.

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 teenage girl who got the part instead of Tina. 

Ruthless: the Musical

Musical/Comedy Book and Lyrics by Joal Paley, Music by Marvin Laird 

Directed by Michael Duggan with Music Direction by Matthew McClure

May 17–June 2, 2013  

Where: Germantown Community Theatre

3037 Forest Hill-Irene Rd.

Germantown, TN 38138

Box Office: 901-754-2680


Sylvia St. Croix: Wesley Barnes

Judy Denmark: Kim Justis

Tina Denmark: Sydney Bell

Myrna Thorn/Miss Block: Julie Reinbold

Louise Lerman/Eve: Renee Davis Brame

Lita Encore: Sally Stover

Crew/Production Team:

Director: Michael Duggan

Music Director: Matthew McClure

Technical Director: Kerry Strahm

Stage Manager: Alex Marshall

Set Design: Andy Saunders

Costume Designer: Robin Owens

Props: Betty Dilley

Lighting Design: Allen “Speed” French/Melissa Hanson

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