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Closed October 28, 2018

A delight. Such a hoot!

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Why See Desperate Measures?

Saddle up & see!

Giddy up and head on down to the New World Stages for this hilarious new romp that transplants Shakespeare's moral comedy from ancient Vienna to the Old West. With book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg and music from David Friedman, enjoy a toe-tapping, rootin' tooting score as the fate of our handsome hero, Johnny Blood, hangs in the balance.

Alongside Johnny, a cast of zany characters join Johnny's cause including his pious sister, a corrupt Governor, a strange sheriff, an ex-Showgirl and an eccentric priest, leading to a classic Shakespearean comedy of confusion, silliness and of course - good old fashioned romance!

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Dates

Opening night: 17 August 2018

Audience

For audiences of 12 +

Run time

Two hours and ten minutes with one intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Lauren Molina as Bella Rose
Conor Ryan as Johnny Blood
Gary Marachek as Father Morse
Peter Saide as Sheriff Green
Nicky Wyman as Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber
Sarah Parnicky


Creative

Music by David Friedman
Book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg
Direction by Bill Castellino
Scenic design by Jim Morgan 
Costume design by Nicole Wee
Lighting design by Paul Miller
Sound design by Julian Evans
Music directed by David Hancock Turner

Awards

Drama Desk Awards, 2018 - WINS

Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music

What you thought

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Anonymous: “Definitely Worth Seeing”

If you enjoy laughing, good music, and great acting this is a good pick... more

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