Curtain to open on holiday special in November

September 4, 2012 by  

Bloomington Theatre and Art Center has plans for a winter concert come musical this season that is destined to become a holiday tradition.

The Black Box Theatre, home to the Bloomington Civic Theatre (BCT), will set the stage for ‘Striking 12’, a play scheduled to run this winter, which will be directed by Christine Weber. The storyline follows Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale ‘The Little Match Girl’ with a contemporary New Year’s Eve twist. Now might well be the time to arrange for poster printing of any holiday concerts, plays, or musical presentations, as arts patrons begin arranging ticket purchases to ensure the best seat in the house.

In ‘Striking 12’, each member of the cast will play their own instrument in this magical musical that follows the story of a disgruntled and harried New York resident who is resigned to being alone on New Year’s Eve until a surprise visitor arrives, bringing unexpected holiday cheer.

The original score will feature a fantastic array of music from various genres, from classical to lyrical theatre to rock’n’roll, co-written by GrooveLily and Rachel Sheinkin, who has won Tony awards for her writing.

The show will run for two weeks beginning November 30 and concluding December 16. Select performances will be available for visual and hearing impaired patrons. Tickets are now on sale on the Bloomington Theatre Arts website.

The Bloomington Theatre and Art Center was founded in 2009 after two other non-profit theater organizations, the Bloomington Civic Theatre and the Bloomington Art Center, came together to form one.