Izzy Burger Is Doubly Delightful in “Ruthless!” at RLT

Izzy Burger is a hoot as humdrum housewife Judy Denmark and glamorous Broadway diva Ginger DelMarco

Raleigh actress Izzy Burger is doubly delightful in her dual roles as humdrum housewife and single mother Judy Denmark and glamorous Broadway diva Ginger DelMarco in “Ruthless! The Musical.” Her miraculous transformation from vapid but perpetually cheerful Judy to petulant Ginger is wonderful to behold.

RLT’s “Ruthless! The Musical” Is a Zany Spoof of 1950s and 1960s Musicals and Movie Melodramas

The cast of "Ruthless!" includes (from left) Izzy Burger as Judy Denmark, Katie Regittko as Tina Denmark, and Timothy Cherry as Sylvia St. Croix (photo by Stuart Wagner)

“‘Ruthless!’ is extraordinarily witty,” claims RLT director Haskell Fitz-Simons. “The playwright just had way too much fun writing it, as did the composer. They are just wicked, wicked men. They took all their favorite movies and satirized them. It’s mostly ‘The Bad Seed,’ but also ‘Gypsy,’ and ‘All About Eve.’ There are references to countless [other] musicals and movies ….”