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!
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.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
By Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin & Valerie Vigoda
Direction by Ilana Becker
Musical Direction by R.L. Rowsey
“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.”
—Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Striking 12 is generously sponsored Arrow R Storage.
Company of Fools’ 22nd season sponsors are Anonymous, The Shubert Foundation, Carr Foundation, Linda & Bob Edwards, Kenneth Lewis, Scott Miley Roofing, Priscilla Pittiglio, Mary Ann & John Underwood, Barbara & Stanley Zax and media sponsor The Weekly Sun.