The Story
Desperate Measures
Music
DAVID FRIEDMAN

Book & Lyrics
PETER KELLOGG
Inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, this madcap musical that tells the tale of Johnny Blood, a handsome young man whose life is in danger over a saloon brawl. Set in the early 1890's, Johnny must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters including a wily sheriff, an eccentric priest, a authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good and a nun out of the habit as they all struggle to decide Johnny's fate. Laws are broken and hearts are won as they try to find justice in a world that often doesn't seem just.

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THE STORY

SYNOPSIS

The show tells the tale of Johnny Blood, a hotheaded young cowboy who has been sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. When his sister, Susanna, a novice nun in a nearby Franciscan mission, pleads with the Governor for his life, the Governor offers to pardon Johnny on the condition that Susanna sleep with him.

The sheriff proposes to Susanna a scheme in which she will appear at first to give in to the Governor's demands, but then, under cover of darkness, switch places with one of the saloon girls. Adding to the hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche.

Before the sun sets, will they rise up and pull off the greatest caper yet, or will Johnny be left hanging?

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Direction & Choreography BILL CASTELLINO
Set Design JAMES MORGAN
Costume Design NICOLE WEE
Lighting Design PAUL MILLER
Sound Design JULIAN EVANS
Cast
Johnny Blood CONOR RYAN
Bella Rose LAUREN MOLINA
Father Morse GARY MARACHEK
Sheriff Green PETER SAIDE
Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber NICK WYMAN
Susanna/Sister Mary Jo SARAH PARNICKY
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Johnny BloodCompany
That's Just How It IsSheriff
Respect for the LawGovernor
Look in Your HeartSusanna
It's Good to Be AliveJohnny
It Doesn't Hurt to TrySheriff, Johnny, Susanna, Priest
It's Getting Hot in HereBella
You Must Be GoodSusanna, Sheriff, Bella
Stop ThereSheriff
In the DarkCompany


ACT TWO

What a NightGovernor
About Last NightGovernor and Susanna
Just for YouBella and Johnny
What is This Feeling?Susanna
Life Takes You by SurpriseCompany
It's Good to Be Alive (reprise)Johnny
2 BridesSusanna and Bella
FinaleCompany

Triumph Of Love
Pacific Overtures
Sophisticated Ladies
SIGHTS & SOUNDS

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