By Brendan Millburn, Rachel Shenkin, and Valerie Vigoda
Directed by Catie O'Donnell, Music Direction by Erin McConnell
Looking for a fun, unique, uplifting outing leading up to the New Year? You'll love STRIKING 12, the un-holiday holiday musical about love, acceptance, and full spectrum lightbulbs.
On New Year’s Eve, an over-worked and under-inspired single guy who’s had enough of holiday cheer makes a resolution: to stay home and go to bed early. On another New Year’s Eve, a continent away—and more than a century earlier—Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Match Girl tries unsuccessfully to sell her matches in the snow. The two stories are brought together when a young woman selling special “full-spectrum holiday light bulbs” to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder shows up at the grumpy man’s door. Though the man (who probably could use the bulbs) seems to enjoy the young woman’s company, he sends her away. It’s not until he reads “The Little Match Girl” that he is finally pulled out of his funk. All of this unfolds through a tuneful pop/rock/jazz score played by the actors themselves.
STRIKING 12 is free of profanity, violence, or other offensive themes. It is best enjoyed by ages 10 and up, but all ages are welcome! Kids ARE allowed in The Brink Lounge. Performance will be in the back nightclub area. Food and drinks for sale.
Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at Brink Lounge, 701 East Washington Suite 105, Madison
Performances: December 29-30, 2016
December 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm each night
Ticket Prices: $22 general admission, $10 for children under 12.