The Clock Will Soon Be Striking 12

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A number of musicals include New Year's Eve scenes, but there aren't too many shows in which that holiday is the primary focus. One show that does center around the last day of the year is postmodern pop group Groovelily's Striking 12, a concert-style take on the "The Little Match Girl."

The trio — consisting of Gene Lewin on drums, Brendan Milburn on keyboard and Valerie Vigoda on electric violin — has performed the show around the country over the last six years, including an Off-Broadway stint, and released a 2004 live album. (In addition to the band's three-person presentation of the show, a theatrical version for actors is also available for licensing.)

Having just wrapped up a Striking 12 engagement at the DC-area Arena Stage, GrooveLily will ring in the New Year with a performance at New York City's Merkin Concert Hall. More information on the 8 PM performance can be found here.

Below are a few tunes from the musical, which concerns a "grumpy guy" who vows to spend his New Year's Eve alone:

Striking 12 Overture (2007)


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