With songs by GrooveLily's Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, the show is sung, acted and played by the songwriters, along with GrooveLily drummer-singer Gene Lewin. Striking 12 melds a modern story of a grumpy guy on New Year's Eve with the story of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Match Girl. Sheinkin is a Tony Award winner for her Spelling Bee libretto.
Click below to play the clip "Last Day of the Year":
Seen earlier in Manhattan engagements (including an Off-Broadway run), the three-performer pop musical has also been seen in concert venues and regional theatres around the country with and without GrooveLily (there's a large-cast version of the script/score available for licensing). The band is currently on hiatus.
A live cast recording of Striking 12 was released in 2004 on the PS Classics label. Find it at PlaybillStore.com.
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