Striking 12

DECEMBER 14 – 31, 2017
at the Liberty Theatre
with a special New Year’s Eve Performance

By Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin & Valerie Vigoda
Direction by Ilana Becker
Music Direction by R.L. Rowsey and Grant Carey  


Inspired in part by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl,” Striking 12 is a theatre-concert hybrid that springs to life through its rock band cast who tell the story of an overworked New Yorker who has resolved to spend New Year’s Eve alone, when an unexpected visitor brings much-needed hope and cheer. This uniquely musical urban fairytale co-written by Tony Award-winning book writer Rachel Sheinkin (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) with an eclectic and electric score by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn of the indie band GrooveLily, weaves three stories and settings—contemporary New York City, 19th century Denmark, and the Liberty Theatre right here in Hailey—into one magical, rock-tastic, playful, family-friendly holiday event. 


Samantha Blain*
Grant Carey
Chris Carwithen*
Joel Oramas*
DeAnne Stewart*


Direction……..Ilana Becker
Music Direction—Vocals……..R.L. Rowsey
Music Direction—Band……..Grant Carey
Stage Management……..K.O. Ogilvie*
Scenic Design……..Joe Lavigne
Lighting Design……..Mike Inwood**
Sound Design……..Alex Dietz-Kest
Costume Design……..Maria Gerhardt
Mixer/Production Assistant……..Chris Henderson




“Thoroughly winning… more artfully crafted and engaging than virtually all the standard-mold musicals coming our way these days. The most important ingredient for a successful musical…is a first-rate score, and this one is terrific…the lyrics are alive with wit and humor, and they don’t shy away from surging emotion either.”
The New York Times

“Fresh, clever and evocative.”
—L.A. Times

“Utterly charming and elegantly simple.”
—Houston Press

“This delightful and thoroughly engaging show…gives encouragement for all to keep their happy lights turned on during the upcoming holiday season.”
—Portland Press Herald

Recommended for ages 10 and up.


Thursday, Dec. 14……….7PM    “Pay What You Feel Night”     
Friday, Dec. 15……….7PM    “Second Night 22” ($22 Tickets)   
Saturday, Dec. 16……….7PM    “Educators Night” 
Wednesday, Dec. 20……….7PM
Thursday, Dec. 21……….7PM
Friday, Dec. 22……….7PM
Saturday, Dec 23……….2PM   Matinee “Chat Back/Backstage Tour”
Saturday, Dec 23……….7PM 
Tuesday, Dec. 26……….7PM
Wednesday, Dec. 27……….7PM
Thursday, Dec. 28……….7PM
Friday, Dec. 29……….7PM
Saturday, Dec 30……….7PM
PLUS! SPECIAL EVENT — New Year’s Eve Fundraiser Performance, Sunday, Dec 31……….8PM. Click here for details and tickets


$35 member / $40 nonmember / $35 senior (62 and over) / $15 student (with student ID) / $35 group (8 or more) / “Second Night 22” $22 Full Price (new for 2017-2018 season) / Special New Year’s Eve Fundraiser Performance: $65 adults, $25 students

Ticket prices do not include taxes or processing fees.

These ticket prices do not include the “Pay What You Feel” preview, 10 for $10, and Educator Night. There is also a SPECIAL GROUP RATE – groups of 8 or more receive $35 tickets (a $5 savings, per ticket, if you are not a Center member!)

Click on the “Buy Tickets” link above to select individual performance dates and the number of seats you’d wish to purchase or call us 208.578.9122 – we’re happy to help!


Learn, explore and have fun with Company of Fools. Take advantage of some interesting ways to engage with theatre and the current performance on a deeper level:

“Pay What You Feel Night” – Thu, Dec 14, 7pm

Join us for the first performance of Striking 12 and literally pay whatever you’d like! Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. There are no reserved seats. Simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show. If you’d prefer to reserve your seats, you may also purchase your tickets at full price for this performance.

“Second Night 22” ($22 Tickets) NEW–in honor of the 22nd season – Fri, Dec 15, 7pm

New for 2017-2018  for the second night of every mainstage production all tickets are $22 dollars – in honor of the 22nd season!

“Educators Night” – Sat, Dec 16, 7pm

$15 tickets are available to currently employed educators and school administrators for this designated night. These tickets may be purchased in advance. Limit two per person.

“Post-Show Chat Back/Backstage Tour” – Sat, Dec 23, 2pm (immediately following show)

Immediately following the performance, stay for a thought-provoking and fun discussion with the artists of Striking 12, and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the design elements that went into creating the show with COF’s resident set designer Joe Lavigne.

“10 for 10″

Ten seats are sold for $10 each, on each night, at the box office starting one hour prior to the performance. Limit two tickets per person

SPECIAL EVENT—New Year’s Eve Fundraiser Performance – Sun, Dec 31, 8pm

Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve fundraiser performance of COF’s holiday musical STRIKING 12, accompanied by treats and surprises – including our very own Liberty ball drop and countdown to midnight (East Coast Time!). Guests at this festive, family-friendly night out will enjoy first seating restaurant specials in Hailey (details TBA) as well as complimentary sweets, hot chocolate, and a bubbly toast at the Liberty Theatre. Celebrate the start of 2018 with The Fools and devote the last hours of the year to supporting theatre in our community!


Striking 12 is generously sponsored Arrow R Storage

Company of Fools’ 22nd season sponsors are Anonymous, The Shubert Foundation, Carr Foundation, Linda & Bob Edwards, Ken Lewis, Scott Miley Roofing, Priscilla Pittiglio, Linda & Bill Potter, Mary Ann & John Underwood, Barbara & Stanley Zax and media sponsor The Weekly Sun

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Actors’ Equity Association (“Equity”), founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 actors and stage managers. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors’ Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. #EquityWorks
**Member of United Scenic Artists, I.A.T.S.E. Local 829

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