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.
By Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin & Valerie Vigoda
Direction by Ilana Becker
Music Direction by R.L. Rowsey and Grant Carey
“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.”
“Uttering charming and elegantly simple.”
“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.
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.