On Friday night I went to see Ruthless with my good friend Lene. Before the play, we had dinner at Caffe Macaroni, which was a fun Italian restaurant in North Beach. Critical Mass was taking place right outside on Columbus Street, so there was lots of commotion and excitement in the air.
I knew from the first few minutes that the musical was going to be a riot. Donna Sachet opens the play with a narration, and we get a glimpse of what’s to come. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will tell you this: Ruthless is about the cut-throat ways of Broadway. And, it’s a musical that pokes fun at musicals. Lene’s friend Pat had my favorite song of the entire show titled “I Hate Musicals.”
The entire cast was amazing. I was particularly impressed with young Hannah Rose Kornfeld. If you’re looking for some fun theater in North Beach, I highly recommend Ruthless!