DESPERATE MEASURES

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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, a narcissistic governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a nun out of the habit. Together, they face uncharted territory as laws are broken and hearts are won. This witty and wild new musical comedy takes Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and shakes things up with a toe tappin’ score by award-winning composer David Friedman. Featuring fresh and feisty book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Peter Kellogg, DESPERATE MEASURES is fully loaded with laughs. Saddle up and see why audiences and critics alike have branded DESPERATE MEASURES a grade ‘A’ musical!

“A classic tale in a smart and amusing new way.” 

– DC Metro

“A fun and frothy musical that will make you laugh and leave you humming.” 

– Broadway World

Introductory Video

DESPERATE MEASURES

Awards

Winner! Outer Critics Circle for Best Musical


Winner! Drama Desk Award for Best Music and Lyrics

BOOK AND LYRICS

Peter Kellogg

MUSIC

David Friedman

2 hours

ACTS

2

ROLES

2f, 3m

Appropriate for all ages

DURATION

TARGET AUDIENCE

Casting

2 Women

3 Men

Instrumentation

Piano

Double Bass

Guitar/Banjo

Fiddle/Mandolin