Award-winning professional theatre up close on Main Street


Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley & Music by Marvin Laird


Steel Beam Theatre, located in St. Charles, IL, welcomes Non-Equity actors to audition for their upcoming production of Ruthless! The Musical.

Audition/Callback Location:

Steel Beam Theatre

111 W. Main St,

St. Charles, IL 60174

Date(s) and Time(s) of Auditions:

Monday, December 5th, 2016 by appointment from 6pm-10pm

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by appointment from 6pm-10pm


Invited Callbacks will be held at Steel beam Theatre on Monday, December 12th, 2016 from 6pm-10pm.

Other Dates:

First Rehearsal: Monday, March 6th-April 6th, 2017. Shows at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays.


April 7th-April 30th, 2017


There is per performance pay.

Character Breakdown:

Tina Denmark (8-12): 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 F# below middle C to E one octave above middle C. May double cast the role.

Judy Denmark/Ginger Del Marco (20’s-40’s): Tina’s mother, a simple, soft spoken June Cleaver-type housewife, who is transformed into Ginger Del Marco, a Norma Desmond-type belty Broadway diva. F below middle C to B Flat one octave above middle C.

Sylvia St. Croix (30’s-60’s): The stereotypical “in-your-face” talent manager, who is obsessed with making Tina a star. For this role, we are looking to cast a man in drag. A one octave below middle C to E above middle C.

Miss Myrna Thorn (20’s-50’s): Myrna Thorn is 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/Eve Allabout (20’s-30’s): Louise is the student who beats out Tina for the lead in the school play, she has very limited talent and is much larger than Tina. Middle C to B Flat above middle C. Eve Allabout is the 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.

Lita Encore (40’s-60’s): 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.

Audition Preparation:

Girls 8-12 years old and adults, please bring H/R.

Adults: Prepare a 1 minute comedic monologue and 32 bars of an up-tempo song in the style of the show that shows off your range. An accompanist will be provided.

Girls 8-12 years old: Prepare a 1 minute comedic monologue, 32 bars of an up-tempo song in the style of “Born to Entertain” from Ruthless that shows off your strong belt. An accompanist will be provided. Also prepare a short tap combination of all of your most impressive tap moves. Please wear tap shoes for this audition.

Audition Appointments:

For an audition appointment, please email the director, Kevin Wiczer at: Please put RUTHLESS AUDITION APPOINTMENT as the subject line. Audition appointments will be taken starting November 1st, 2016.

Songs below are for Callbacks on December 12th BY INVITATION ONLY!

Born To Entertain - Tina
I Hate Musicals - Lita Encore
It Will Never Be That Way Again - Judy
Parents and Children - Tina & Judy
Penthouse Apartment - Eve
Pippi Song - Eve
Talent - Sylvia
Teaching Third Grade - Myrna Thorn
Tina s Mother - Judy