December 8, 2010 - January 2, 2011
Striking 12 is a concert-with-a-story, band-is-the-actors, secular holiday show which combines old-fashioned uplift with a healthy dose of 21st-century skepticism. Weaving a modern-day New Year's Eve into Hans Christian Andersen's classic fable "The Little Match Girl," this unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert tells the story of a grumpy, overworked New Yorker whose resolve to spend New Year's Eve alone crumbles when an unexpected visitor brings some much-needed cheer. The show springs to life through an eclectic score that combines indie rock, pop, folk, jazz and Broadway into one cohesive score.
"This modest show is more artfully crafted and engaging than virtually all the standard-mold musicals coming our way these days." —The New York Times
Event Name: Striking 12
"Likable cast; engaging score; complimentary projections"
Comment posted by: BarbaraT from Braintree MA, Dec 14, 2010
Talented musicians in this sweet, but slight, entertainment. Nice touch re cabaret seating for a portion of the room.