A modern musical fairy tale to delight both those who love or hate the holidays
Helen-Hayes-winning actor Alan Naylor leads an ensemble of actor/singer/musicians in this cross between a concert and urban fairy tale. The story of a grumpy, overworked New Yorker who resolves to spend New Year’s Eve alone in his apartment when an unexpected visitor brings some much-needed cheer. The evening springs to life through actor/musicians playing an eclectic score that combines pop, rock, jazz, showtunes, and more.
“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.” – Charles Isherwood, New York Times
Suitable for: Primarily Adults, but mature youngsters will love it for the music
The performance runs 90 minutes without intermission.
Live Band | Professional Actors
Frederick at Union Mills
THERE ARE ONLY THREE FREDERICK PERFORMANCES! Buy your tickets early.
Thursday, December 6 at 7:30pm + Post-Show Talk Back
Friday, December 7 at 8:00pm + 7:00pm Pre-Show Conversation About Making New Musicals
Saturday, December 8 at 8:00pm
Germantown at BlackRock Center for the Arts
Thursday, December 13 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 14 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 15 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 16 3:00pm
Thursday, December 20 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 21 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 22 at 8:00pm
The witty and deeply moving script weaves three stories and settings: contemporary New York City, 19th century Denmark, and the very room in which the show is presented. Through simple, unpretentious theater created through the voices and instruments of the performers, Striking 12 reminds us that “the world looks like new… on the first day of the year.”
A cross between a rock concert and a holiday show for people who don’t like holiday shows.
“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.”