September 16 through October 126, 2016
Beck Center’s ‘Ruthless!’ goes for broke, which pays dividends.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN article here.
Ruthless! will delight many. It is a fun farce. This production gets it almost right. With a little more letting loose and playing for laughs, it could have been great.
(The cast is) uniformly spectacular. ... As for the Beck production itself, the direction and stage design could be a bit more strident, arch and over-the-top to match the material. But it’s still a thrill to see this rarely done 24-year-old intimate show (with lots of new witty topical references) in near-perfect condition.
If your brand of entertainment runs to outrageous musical spoofs then this is a must see show for you. The dialog is rapid fire, the jokes broad and frequent and enough surprises to keep you guessing. This would be a great guy or gal’s night out. Come fill the seats.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
This over-the-top exercise, featuring book and lyrics by Joel Paley and music by Marvin Laird, happily slaps together references from iconic shows ranging from Mame to All About Eve, and never stops for a moment to catch its breath.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene