Prospect Theater Company’s final 2016 IGNITE Series event, featuring a concert presentation of the musical Striking 12, is held December 16 at the TimesCenter.
The 8 PM concert is directed by Cara Reichel, with music direction by Ben Moss.
Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin, and Val Vigoda, Striking 12 features performances by Krystina Alabado (Lazarus, American Idiot), Ashley Park (The King and I, Mamma Mia!), and Zachary Prince (Honeymoon in Vegas, Jersey Boys).
Rounding out the company of actors and actor-musicians are Troy Burton (Public Works 12th Night), Brittany Campbell (For the Last Time), Sarah Elizabeth Haines (Todd Almond's Iow@ at Playwrights Horizons), Allison Kelly, Jared Loftin (Gigantic), Ben Moss (Arlington at the Vineyard Theatre), and Adam Wolfe.
Here’s how Striking 12 is billed: “It's New Year's Eve. Oppressed by cheer, an overworked New Yorker vows to spend the night alone in his apartment... when an unexpected visitor arrives, bringing light into his world. Inspired, in part, by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl, this urban fairy-talesprings to life through an eclectic mix of pop, rock, jazz, and more.”
Striking 12 premiered Off-Broadway in 2006, subsequent to numerous performances around the country by Milburn and Vigoda’s band, GrooveLily. Prospect previously produced Milburn and Vigoda's Long Story Short in 2015 at 59E59 Theaters. Striking 12 is presented by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Launched in 2015, the IGNITE Series is an ongoing concert initiative at The TimesCenter. Reflecting Prospect’s dedication to fostering and producing work by emerging artists, IGNITE Series programming includes premieres of original material by award-winning songwriters; cutting-edge creations straight from Prospect's annual Musical Theater Lab; concert presentations of new musicals, and more.
Prospect Theater Company is under the direction of Melissa Huber (managing director) and Cara Reichel (producing artistic director).
The TimesCenter is located at 242 West 41st Street. For more information and tickets, visit ProspectTheater.org or call (212) 352-3101.
(Updated December 16, 2016)