TUTS Underground presents Striking 12

TUTS Underground presents Striking 12
Photo by Christian Brown, courtesy of Theatre Under The Stars

On New Year's Eve, an over-worked and under-inspired single guy who's had enough of holiday cheer makes a resolution: to stay home and go to bed early. On another New Year's Eve, a continent away - and more than a century earlier - Hans Christian Andersen's Little Match Girl tries unsuccessfully to sell her matches in the snow.

The two stories are brought together when a young woman selling special "full-spectrum holiday light bulbs" to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder shows up at the grumpy man's door. Though the man (who probably could use the bulbs) seems to enjoy the young woman's company, he sends her away. It's not until he reads "The Little Match Girl" that he is finally pulled out of his funk.

All of this unfolds through a tuneful pop/rock/jazz score that retains the vibrant style of its original performers: the celebrated band, GrooveLily. Through simple, unpretentious theater created through the voices and instruments of the performers, Striking 12 reminds us that "the world looks like new... on the first day of the year."

Striking 12 is a perfect alternative to standard holiday fare while still being family-friendly.

Event Details


12.23.15 | 7:30 pm
12.22.15 | 7:30 pm
12.21.15 | 7:30 pm
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12.20.15 | 2:00 pm
12.19.15 | 8:30 pm
12.19.15 | 3:30 pm
12.18.15 | 8:00 pm
12.17.15 | 7:30 pm


Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


Box Office Hours

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm

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