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Blood Ties ()

Produced by

Johnson & Johnston

Creator: Barbara Johnston and Anika Johnson
Directors: Ann Merriam and Julian Richings


The Annex Theatre


June 20th, 2013 (one night only)


BLOOD TIES is a musical by Johnson and Johnston based on a true story about a bachelorette weekend gone horribly wrong. Sheila’s uncle kills himself on the eve of her wedding and she and three best friends are left with the task of cleaning up the mess left behind – a mess that is soon revealed to extend far beyond the blood splattered on the floor. (


Anika Johnson Sheila: The Bride-To-Be
Barbara Johnston Franny: Her Best Girl Friend
Carter Hayden Paul: Her Best Guy Friend
Michael De Rose Larry: Her Best Gay Friend
Kent Sheridan Conrad: Her Uncle (By Marriage)

Creative Team

Barbara Johnston Creator
Anika Johnson Creator
Ann Merriam Director
Julian Richings Director
Jeffrey Newberry Musical Director
Honey Frid Musical Staging
Zach Correia Lighting Designer
Bob Johnston Dramaturge


Charlie Agathocleous Production Manager
Eliza Musselwhite Stage Manager
Caileigh Barker Production Assistant
Jim Mezei Poster Design