Desperate Measures

York Theatre

at St. Peter's

September 19, 2017 - December 31, 2017

New World Stages

Stage IV

May 30, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Previews Began: September 19, 2017

Opening Night: October 1, 2017

Closing Night: October 28, 2018

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Music: David Friedman

Lyrics: Peter Kellogg

Book: Peter Kellogg

In 1890, in a lawless territory out west, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy finds himself sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. His sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother’s life. The governor promises to pardon Johnny if his sister, the Sister, will ‘do his bidding’ for the night. Adding to the hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche.

Musical Numbers

The Ballad of Johnny Blood……………………….Company
The Ballad of Johnny Blood (Reprise)…..Johnny Blood
That’s Just How It Is…………………………..Sheriff Green
Some Day They Will Thank Me…………………Governor
Look in Your Heart…………………………………….Susanna
It’s Good to Be Alive……………………………Johnny Blood
It Doesn’t Hurt to Try………..Sheriff Green, Susanna,
                                        Johnny Blood, Father Morse
It’s Getting Hot in Here…………………………..Bella Rose
The Way That You Feel………Susanna, Sheriff Morse,
                                                                     Bella Rose
Stop There………………………………………..Sheriff Green
In the Dark………………………………………………Company

What a Night!…………………………………………..Governor
About Last Night………………………..Governor, Susanna
Stop There (Reprise)………………………….Sheriff Green
Just for You……………………….Bella Rose, Johnny Blood
Just For You (Reprise)……….Bella Rose, Johnny Blood
What is This Feeling?…………………………………Susanna
Life Takes You by Surprise……………………….Company
It’s Good to Be Alive (Reprise)……………..Johnny Blood
It’s a Beautiful Day……………………Susanna, Bella Rose
Finale………………………………………………………Company

CAST

Emma Degerstedt                                           Susanna
                                                               Sister Mary Jo
Gary Marachek                                       Father Morse
Lauren Molina                                              Bella Rose
Conor Ryan                                              Johnny Blood
Peter Saide                                             Sheriff Green
Nick Wyman                                           Governor von
                                      Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber

Anthony Festa                                                               
Celia Hottenstein                                                          
Sarah Parnicky                                                Susanna
                                                               Sister Mary Jo
Tom Souhrada