Desperate Measures

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Desperate Measures

Book and Lyrics By: Peter Kellogg
Music By: David Friedman
Orchestrations By: David Hancock Turner
Vocal Arrangements By: David Friedman

August 5-29, 2021
Preview August 5, Opening Night August 6

Winner of both the 2018 Drama Desk and 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics, this witty and wild new musical comedy takes the Bard’s Measure for Measure and shakes things up.

When the dangerously handsome Johnny Blood’s life is on the line, he must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters including a mysterious sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a nun out of the habit. Before the sun sets, will they rise up and pull off the greatest caper yet, or will Johnny be left hanging?

Johnny Blood: Dave Cole
Father Morse: Alan King
Sheriff Martin Green: Isaac Lamb*
Susanna AKA Sister Mary Jo: Kelly Sina
Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber: Mark Pierce
Bella Rose: Lauren Allison
*Member of Actors Equity Association
Betsy & Wendell White, Jean Uzelac, and Tim & Daphne Wuest
  • “A production of infinite jest and most excellent fancy, delicious buffoonery with infectious glee!”
    Theatre Mania
  • "The funniest, most tuneful best musical of the season."
    Broadway Select
  • “A delight...such a hoot. Wonderful.”
    NY Times