The Wake of Johnny Blood: The Untrue Irish History of Johnny Blood’s Wake

Let Me Be Franks presents an all-new comedy musical “The Wake of Johnny Blood," a semi-fictitious story of the vagabond halfback from Richmond, Wisconsin. Most everyone knows the exploits of the vagabond halfback, Johnny Blood, especially his exploits with the ladies and his use of poetry to woo them. The exaggerated story of the 1932 Packers' trip to Hawaii is now in the hands of Let Me Be Franks.

It is told that Johnny Blood missed the 7 a.m. train departure from the Chicago Northwestern depot and that his so-called girlfriend drove onto the tracks near the Walnut Street Bridge to stop the train so Johnny could get on board. This is where our story takes a detour. Curly Lambeau finds Johnny unresponsive and calls for a quickie funeral so the Pack can get on with their west-coast trip. Is Johnny dead? Or is he just dead drunk?

Come and find out when this hysterical interactive show being hits the stage March 12, 13, and 14 at the new Titletown Tap Room. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling Ticketstar at 920-494-3401 or online at

Cast includes Paul Evansen as Johnny Blood, Frank Hermans as Curly Lambeau, Pat Hibbard as George Calhoun, Amy Riemer as Sue Wallen, Kasey Corrado as the Other Woman and Mike Hermans as the bartender at the Astor Hotel. Musical selections are from the 1930s, '40s, '50s and '60s.

Song selections:

“This Magic Moment" - Jay and the Americans

“Luck be a Lady" - Frank Sinatra

“Adelaide's Lament" - Guys and Dolls

“Love for Sale" - Cole Porter

“Minnie the Moocher" - Cab Calloway

“Donna the Prima Donna" - Dion (DiMucci)

“Somewhere Beyond the Sea" - Bobbie Darin

“It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" - Duke Ellington

“Can't Help Falling In Love" - Elvis Presley

“Fly Me To The Moon" - Frank Sinatra

“The Way You Look Tonight" - Dinah Shore

“Danny Boy" - Fred E. Weatherly

“Dream a Little Dream Of Me" - The Mamas and the Pappas

“Is You Are Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) - Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters

“Cracklin Rosie" - Neil Diamond

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