Local elders invited for bus trip, lunch and musical

Local seniors are invited to take a bus trip to enjoy a picnic on Lake Champlain and a musical at Saint Michael’s College Playhouse.

The event will take place on July 30 from 10:30 am to 5:15 pm The show that seniors will see is “Desperate Measures”, a musical.

The number of seats on the bus is limited and seniors (and their non-senior companions) are asked to register before June 24. The charter bus will depart from Evergreen Place in Waitsfield at 10:30am. Lunch will be held under a covered pavilion at Oak Park Ledge on Lake Champlain. Lunch will include sandwiches, salads, drinks and dessert. The pavilion is wheelchair accessible and has bathrooms.

After lunch, attendees will travel to Saint Michaels for a performance of ‘Desperate Measures’. This new Off-Broadway musical takes Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” to the Wild West and shakes things up. Johnny Blood, whose life is in danger due to a brawl in a saloon, must put his fate in the hands of a colorful cast of characters. Will Johnny Blood eventually meet his maker or will the good guys pull off the biggest hug yet? Saddle up and see why the crowd scored”Desperate measures” a Grade ‘A’ musical.

The show received several awards, including Outer Critics Circle’s Best Music award as well as Drama Desk’s Best Music and Lyrics award.

Here’s what critics had to say

“I laughed until I cried! I promise you’ll love this hilarious and clever new musical. Today.

“A delight… such a hoot! Awesome.” New York Times.

“Best musical of the season.” Select Broadway.

“A production of endless banter and excellent whimsical and delightful antics with contagious joy.” Theatremania.

The tour price includes bus fare and tip, lunch and theater ticket. Register by June 24 by bringing a check or cash to the Waitsfield branch of Northfield Savings Bank (checks preferred), MF, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 802- 496-2543.