Book, Music, and Lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin, and Valerie Vigoda
Directed by Lara Filip
Dec 1, 2011 – Jan 1, 2012
presented at The Heartland Studio
BoHo Theatre’s hit holiday musical Striking 12 returns for another year of toe-tapping cheer! Four talented actor/musicians tell the story of a grumpy bachelor determined to stay at home on New Year’s Eve, until a chance encounter with a door-todoor light bulb salesgirl changes his life and view of the holidays.
Striking 12 is the concert-with-a-story, band-is-the-actors musical event created by Tony Award-winning writer Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and the piano/violin/drum theatrical power trio GrooveLily. Combining pop-rock, musical comedy, and old-fashioned uplift with a healthy dose of 21st-century skepticism, Striking 12 is a unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert.
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Rave reviews for Striking 12:
"BoHo's Striking 12 is one of the most charming shows I've seen this year.”
–Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago Theatre Editor, via Twitter
"The boy-meets-girl narrative is as simple as it gets—a bare frame work for a cast of fabulous young instrumentalist/singers to fill with asides and humorous tangents."
"This is one powerful cast... pure magic up close and personal."
–Alan Bresloff, Around The Town Chicago
"Gently amusing, thoroughly charming [with] a terrific pop-rock score... a great way to ring in the season." (Top 5 Year-End Theatre Events List and Top Critic Pick for 2 weeks)
–Time Out Chicago
"If the idea of a theater full of kids playing in fake snow makes you queasy, then the returning Striking 12 is probably your Christmas date-night show." (Top 10 Picks for the Holiday Season)
––Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune