Striking 12

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This season, some good friends of ours are in the cast of Striking 12 at Laguna Playhouse – we’re psyched to see the results, and if you’re out that way come check it out!

Each year since 2007, in addition to our own performances, there have also been licensed productions occurring *without GrooveLily* in the cast, throughout the US and internationally. As we learn of any happening this coming season, we’ll list them here.

Striking 12, on stage at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach, CA

We’re thrilled to announce that Striking 12 will be performed at the Laguna Playhouse from December 3 – December 28, 2014. The cast features: Brent Schindele, Marisa Duchowny, Matt Wolpe and Amberly Rosen. Tickets for this production can be purchased at www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Striking 12 is the concert-with-a-story, band-is-the-actors GrooveLily secular holiday show that put us on the map of the musical theatre world. We wrote it with Rachel Sheinkin, who is now famouser for having won a Tony for the book of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. But we had her first. :)

“Striking 12″ is indeed a holiday show that has more heart and fun than most of the manufactured entertainments competing for your consumer dollars.

– Frank Scheck, The New York Post

…this modest show is more artfully crafted and engaging than virtually all the standard-mold musicals coming our way these days…The most important ingredient for a successful musical, it has long been acknowledged, 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 either. I was hooked by a single, lovely pair of lines that manages the tricky feat of encompassing both: “I would not dwell on the past/If time would not go by so fast,” Mr. Milburn sings in “Last Day of the Year.” The music is rhythmic pop founded on a rich vein of melody, with Ms. Vigoda’s electric violin adding a distinctive note to the clean but potent arrangements.

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Striking 12 is also being performed out there in the world by other people, in 3-person, 8-person and sometimes even 12-person casts with a 6-piece band and the whole junior high school choir joining in on the big numbers. The show is being licensed by the fine folks at:

Theatrical Rights Worldwide

1359 Broadway, Suite 914
New York, New York 10018
Ph: 866.378.9758 / 646.736.3232
Fax: 212.643.1322
Amateur licensing: licensing@theatricalrights.com
Professional licensing: pro@theatricalrights.com
http://www.theatricalrights.com/