Ruthless! The Stage Mother of All Musicals


Multiple Dates throughout August & September

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Harlequin Productions will present Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s smash off-Broadway musical Ruthless! -The Stage Mother of all Musicals, this August 16 through September 15 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia Thursday to Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM. Aaron Lamb, Associate Artistic Director, will direct. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 360-786-0151, or in-person at the Harlequin Productions Box Office, open 12-6pm Tues-Friday at the State Theater, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia WA, 98501.

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark was born to be a star. Nothing, and no one, is going to stand in her way… except maybe her mother. A send-up of high-camp classics like ‘Gypsy’, and a parody of ‘The Bad Seed’ and ‘All About Eve,’ this musical farce is fast, furious and loaded with charm. In Harlequin’s production, the cast of eight over-the-top female roles are played by six actors, many of whom are both Olympia locals and Harlequin first-timers.

General admission tickets are $42, Senior 60+/Military $38, Student/Under 25 $25.
Rush Tickets (half-hour prior to show time) $20; $15 Senior/Military/Student/Under 25.

Post-show Talkback: Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2:00pm
Pay-What-You-Can: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 8:00pm
Ladies’ Night Out: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
Pride Night: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 7:00pm

AGE RECOMMENDATION: All ages with guidance.

  • Harlequin Productions
  • Dates 8/16/2018, 8/17/2018, 8/18/2018, 8/19/2018, 8/22/2018, 8/23/2018, 8/24/2018, 8/25/2018, 8/26/2018, 8/30/2018, 8/31/2018, 9/1/2018, 9/2/2018, 9/6/2018, 9/7/2018, 9/8/2018, 9/9/2018, 9/13/2018, 9/14/2018, 9/15/2018
  • Price General $42, Senior/Military $38, Student/25 and Under $25