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  Striking 12 at Heartland Studio Theatre

Striking 12

Heartland Studio Theatre
7016 North Glenwood Chicago

Striking 12 is "a cross between a rock concert and a holiday show for people who don't like holiday shows." Featuring four talented actor/musicians, Striking 12 is the story of a grumpy, recently-single guy who stays at home on New Year's Eve, until a chance encounter with a door-to-door light bulb salesgirl inspires him to read Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Match Girl." This story and his chance encounter with the modern match girl changes his life and view of the holidays.

Presented by BoHo Theatre

Thru - Jan 1, 2012

Price: $15

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 866-811-4111

  Striking 12 Reviews
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Time Out Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...A knock at the door by a woman selling anti-SAD lightbulbs (Nees) sparks an allusion to Hans Christian Andersen’s story, interrupting the man’s narrative for a recounting of the Match Girl (Steele). The cast nimbly juggles these two threads and the performers’ “out-of-character” badinage, with a funny side trip into Andersen’s bio (“Screwed Up People Make Great Art”). This modestly moving show is a great way to ring in the season sans jingle bells."
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Kris Vire

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"... Directed by Lara Filip at the very intimate Heartland Studio on Glenwood, this four member cast is filled with great energy as it present the “un-holiday Musical” written by Brenda Milburn,Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda. The story is about Matt ( a powerful performance by Matt Deitchman at the keyboard) who has just experienced a broken engagement, and here it is New Year’s Eve (thus the title, midnight on New Years Eve).. His friends try to get him to come to a party, but knowing that his ex will be there, he decides to just stay in."
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Alan Bresloff

Chicago Theater Beat - Recommended

"... In Chicago one faces a plethora of options on New Year’s Eve, many crowded and overpriced. One could do worse than attend Striking 12 on that fateful night. Though there may not be one true meaning to a holiday associated with excessive drinking and bad decisions, Striking 12 does its best to convince otherwise and to encourage misanthropes to step outside their own heads and apartments. Nothing wrong with that."

Lauren Whalen

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