Win Tickets ($156): Stumptown Stages presents Ruthless! The Musical @ Brunish Theatre | Comedy About Young Girl Who Would Kill to Land Leading Role

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the 2 p.m. shows of Ruthless! on February 28 & March 7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 27

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Ruthless the MusicalRuthless! The Musical
February 19 – March 8, 2015
Thursday – Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. | $20-$35
Group tickets at 503-381-8686

Portland’5 Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 (between SW Broadway & SW Main St)

Stumptown Stages continues its 10th Anniversary Season with the hilarious award winning musical Ruthless!

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 leading lady! This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run which opened with Britney Spears in the leading role.

We love to make fun of what we don’t understand whether its people, feelings or situations; turn it into a joke and then it loses, if not its power, at least its mystery. Ruthless! takes what are complicated and frightening topics; broken families, sociopathic children and neglectful parents and turns them into something to be laughed at so that at the end of the day we can say- “I’m not so bad after all.”

The best satire lampoons are its subject matter with a deep understanding and an intense love. Ruthless! lampoons some classic American cinema smartly, while poking fun at long held stereotypes we have grown accustomed to from the world of theatre (at least the world of theatre portrayed by film). Why are some people so insanely driven to be on a stage? Is it really that hard to imagine a maddening need to be famous in today’s world? Well, taken to its extreme, how far would it go? How far has it gone? How often have you said flippantly off the cuff–“Oh, I’d kill for a _______”. What if a child like Tina were listening? What if any child were listening? Ultimately, we the people can look silly at times in our self-absorption. A show like Ruthless! reminds us all how ridiculous we can be in our obsession. It reminds us to not take everything so seriously and to lighten up, to laugh at what we don’t understand and to avoid people in the theatre…

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80 Responses to Win Tickets ($156): Stumptown Stages presents Ruthless! The Musical @ Brunish Theatre | Comedy About Young Girl Who Would Kill to Land Leading Role

  1. Kelly R. February 19, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    I wanna go! I love musicals and comedy! I have not yet seen Ruthless, but have heard only good things. Currently in the process of moving and dealing with a CRAZY landlord, a musical seems like just the key to get my mind off of this mess.


  2. April February 19, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    This sounds like a hilarious musical!

  3. melissa February 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    Bring on the dark humor! Would love to see!

  4. Tony February 19, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    This sounds like it would be fun to experience! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Marco February 19, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to play Pippi Longstocking.. and would kill for the chance.

  6. gayleen guyton February 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    This is as close to BROADWAY as my daughter and I will get!!!

  7. Callie Herron February 19, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    I would love to win tickets because I have never been to a musical and I would have a blast!!! Keeping my fingers crossed, thanks for the chance!

  8. Danielle February 19, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    I would really like to check this out.

  9. Anthony February 19, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    My girlfriend would be so happy if I won these tickets for us.

  10. Sandra Leavens February 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    I haven’t been to a show since I moved to Portland and I am way overdue! I would be so thankful to get to go.

  11. Genie February 19, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    One cannot get enough of evil musicals.

  12. Wendy February 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

    I would love to go and i have just the right guest to invite!

  13. Loretta February 19, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    This would be fun to attend!

  14. Loretta February 19, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    This would be a blast!

  15. Stacey February 19, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    Sounds delightful. Yes, please!

  16. Lynn Elsdon February 19, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

    I really love music,…. this sounds great!

  17. Casandra Konicek February 20, 2015 at 3:03 am #

    I’m new to Portland and it gets expensive trying to see and do everything this city has to offer! A pair of free tickets would be wonderful!

  18. Elizabeth Legler February 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    Musicals are fun, this sounds great. I would like to bring my hubby,I don’t think he like’s musical’s but this would break him in. haaaaa.

  19. Yvonne February 20, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    I have not been to a musical since my daughter was 4…she is 20 meow! This would be rad!

  20. Jane February 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    This sounds like the kind of show I could really relate to. All in or go home! Unbridled, unapologetic raw ambition. F*ck you, it’s all about me. I’m a star baby, don’t forget it.

  21. Michelle February 20, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    Sounds like a great afternoon!

  22. Brittany February 20, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    I love musicals! Especially the small, quirky ones.

  23. peter February 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

    Once! when I had ears of pinky lovely folds, the day and night were bold, even if they felt the cold! Now, that they are gone; thump and whisper one, all those secret song.. can you help me find my ears again? Not to go a sin!

  24. Deb February 21, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets. It is my birthday on 2/26. It would be an awesome birthday present. My husband and I have just recently had to take over guardianship of our 2 yr old granddaughter so we could use a date. If we won tickets we would do just that!

  25. Christie February 21, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    Oh what I’d give to receive tickets to this play. I just told my BF’s daughter that nothing ever happens unless you try!! She wants to try out for a part in a play this summer but isn’t convinced that she has what it takes. This would be a great learning lesson for her. Besides it may get me a few Parential unit brownie points. We both love, love music and dancing! Pleas oh please give us a shot!!


  26. Rob February 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    I live in the Greatest City in the US. Have been here for 15 years, and haven’t experienced any of it. This could be a start. Miss my Montana wild days.

  27. Aubrey February 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm #

    I can’t sing, I can’t dance, and I can’t act. However, musical theater is my number one passion – and Ruthless! has my name all over it. I would kill to win tickets…

  28. Lauren February 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    I haven’t been to a musical in awhile and would love to take my husband to this!

  29. Lisa Sochor February 22, 2015 at 11:44 am #

    Free tickets to surprise my friend, yes please!

  30. Amanda hatch February 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    I would love to go!

  31. Heidi February 23, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    This looks fun!

  32. Yume February 23, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    I have a friend who would probably love to go to this, so sure, sounds good!

  33. Dee February 24, 2015 at 8:02 am #

    Yes, please!

  34. Andrew February 24, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    Taking my Bachelor Party to Portland, Looking for the best of Entertainment. Cheers Laddie’s !!!

  35. Carisa February 24, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Who doesn’t need a good laugh.

  36. Kelly February 24, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    Would love to attend!

  37. Joey February 24, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    I wish to support my very good friend who is in it! And see my first Stumptown show!

  38. Lalanya February 24, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    This show is filled with amazing actors and the show itself has great female characters. Always great to see strong, fun, powerful and funny women in shows. Sign me up!

  39. Evan February 24, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    I would love to go to this. My mentor is directing this show and a good friend of mine owns the company. As a college student, it’s hard to see shows around town, but this would be so nice to see with some great people.

  40. Julie February 24, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

    Is it possible to be addicted to musicals? Uh, I think so! How could this not be a kick in the pants? Definitely would love to go! =)

  41. Mesa February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    Yes! Hearing great things about this show :)

  42. Macy February 25, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    Sign me up please! I’d love to come check it out as a concierge I’m always up to try out new venues and shows in Portland!

  43. Ruthie February 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    My fiancé and I would LOVE to see this performance not only because it sounds incredible, but because we are both “former” thespians with a true love for the stage. With all the craziness of wedding planning, we could really use a hot date AND our good friend happens to be in this show. We would love to throw some flowers at her feet. ;) What a magical evening it would be!

  44. EJ February 25, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    I would love to win so I can support my lovely Julianne & the rest of the cast!

  45. Heather February 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

    This looks like fun!! :-)

  46. Meli S February 25, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    I want to go to support my friend who is involved in the production. Plus it just looks really interesting.

  47. sean February 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    I would lick a sweaty pig to get tickets to this.

  48. Marcia February 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    I’m such a nice person so I should probably be the one who gets to go.

  49. Alex February 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    I am awesome as a possum and needs to go see it!

  50. Lauren February 26, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Sounds like a fun show! I’d like to go!

  51. Jamie February 26, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!

  52. Jamie February 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    My husband and I love musicals and comedy. This would be so much fun!

  53. Becca February 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    The plot takes a twist and the mood is intense

  54. Bobbie Kramer February 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    I hate doing these math equations, even if they are simple. But I would love to go to this show! Pick me!

  55. Cody February 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    I’ve never been to a musical, and this looks fantastic. Pick me!

  56. david February 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    my girlfriend and i would love to catch the march 7 showing!

  57. Ron T February 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    Dysfunctional… I love it, as a subject of entertainment. I can appreciate those from
    broken families, the sociopathic children and neglectful parents, that cause this.
    Advocating HELP, I’d enjoy seeing this musical. Please pick me.

  58. Kitts February 26, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Theater! I’m totally in! Plus, my girlfriends bailed on me this weekend for our beach outing, so I’m stuck at home with no plans.

  59. dara February 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    Always up for a musical!!!

  60. Mari Stephenson February 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    I’m dying for these tickets. (No, not really…….no, I’m really not……arrrrrggh……….

  61. Quinn February 26, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    My friend Julianne is in the show and I’m a poor yoga teacher who wants to bring her boyfriend on a date to see her friend perform! ::waves hand in air:: Me! Me!

  62. Christopher Ames February 26, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    Astride my motorcycle,
    rode my girlfriend Ruth and me..
    … but I hit a bump at 95,
    and drove on Ruthlessly.

  63. Sophie February 26, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

    Would love to see some theater!

  64. Sara February 26, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    Really need a girls night out! This would be so perfect! =)

  65. NAN February 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

    …the perfect 20th anniversary treat for my daughter and hubby !!!

  66. Jess February 26, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    Hope my 8 year old doesn’t murder anyone to be in the class play….

  67. John Barinaga February 26, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    Would love to see it. Wife and I have never seen a play !

  68. Melody February 26, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    I’ve never been to Brunish, it sounds like a fun first show!

  69. Sandy February 26, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

    I love going to plays. Sounds like a good one!

  70. Liane February 26, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

    This aligns with my wicked sense of humor, and theatre being my past life, an ideal date night! I’d LOVE to see this show!

  71. Scott Hamilton February 26, 2015 at 10:07 pm #


  72. Toby February 27, 2015 at 6:52 am #

    I got to go and bring my friends!

  73. Lisa February 27, 2015 at 7:18 am #

    I would love to go to the March 7th show! Looks amazing.

  74. TomP February 27, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    This should be good

  75. Lance February 27, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    Me want go thanks

  76. Linda S February 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    Yes I have the time and can go

  77. lily roman February 28, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    I know it might be too late to submit this but I’d like to try anyway. My husband and I will be in Portland taking care of some family business and we’re really excited because it’s the first time that will be back since we were married there a couple of years ago!! so we’re really hoping we can celebrate by going to this musical!

  78. Jamie February 28, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    I would love to take my husband to this. He has never been to the theater.

  79. Lori Nye March 2, 2015 at 11:45 pm #

    Pippi Longstocking! My twin-sister and I liked to dress like her as young kids (even wires in our braids). Winning tickets would put a BIG smile on my face.

  80. Darin Barry March 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    I want to got because I live in Felony Flats and want to be reminded that I still live in Portland.

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