Ruthless! The Musical

  • Jul 8 - Aug 15, 2022
  • The Ringwald Theatre @ Affirmations

    290 West Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, Michigan 48220, US

Ticket Price $20.00-$30.00 Buy Tickets

Ruthless! The Musical
book and lyrics by Joel Paley, music by Marvin Laird
Directed by Brandy Joe Plambeck

Fri/Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm ($30) Mon at 8pm ($20)

If you fail to present Proof of Vaccination upon entry, you will not be allowed into the theatre
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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! Spoofing everything from The Bad Seed to Gypsy to All About Eve to Mame, Ruthless! is camp with a capital “C”. The Ringwald will put its lovingly campy signature on this aggressively outrageous musical hit that garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical!



The Ringwald is delighted to be returning to in-person performances and thrilled to have you visit us at our new home inside of Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center!

For the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, staff and artists, The Ringwald Theatre’s current COVID-19 policy requires the following:

  • Vaccination card with photo ID is required upon entry. Upon arrival and prior to entering the building, all guests must present a photo ID along with proof that they meet the CDC definition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, either in the form of a physical vaccination card or a photo of the card. Children under 12 may attend, providing they wear a mask.
  • Wearing of masks is required while in the building. It must cover both your nose and mouth at all times.
  • If you have purchased a ticket, but arrive without meeting either of these requirements, you will not be permitted to see that performance. A refund will be issued in a timely manner.
  • Upon leaving the lobby to enter the theatre, we ask that you take your seat immediately.
  • The entire cast and crew have been vaccinated and are continuously tested for COVID. They will not be wearing masks during the performance.
  • The Ringwald will be cashless and paperless going forward. You can purchase tickets at the door with a credit card and virtual programs will be available via a QR code at the theatre.
  • At this time, we will not be selling concessions.
  • We will be keeping our capacity at a level that is consistent with CDC and Michigan government guidelines.
  • This policy is subject to change at any time, in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines as they may change and update. Please check back for our current policy before your scheduled performance date.
  • PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE THEATRE IF YOU ARE SICK! We will gladly refund your ticket purchase if given at least 2 hours notice prior to the performance.


Date & Time

Jul 8 - Aug 15, 2022

Venue Details

The Ringwald Theatre @ Affirmations

290 West Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, Michigan 48220, US

The Ringwald Theatre @ Affirmations
The Ringwald Theatre

The Ringwald's mission is to engage diverse audiences through fresh, risk-taking theatrical experiences. Seasons will include productions focusing primarily on newer works, previously un-produced scripts, and innovative interpretations of seasoned classics.

The Ringwald opened our doors to our Ferndale location at 9 Mile & Woodward in May of 2007 with Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy and quickly became a mainstay of Detroit’s theatre community. 

In a newly-formed partnership with Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center, The Ringwald will open their new home inside the center in the fall of 2021 after temporarily shutting its doors at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a successful 14 year residency on Woodward and 9 mile.