Photo Flash: STRIKING 12 Plays the Wayside Theatre
Wayside Theatre, in Middletown, VA, presents the musical comedy, STRIKING 12, as its third production of the 2010/2011 season from August 28th to September 25th. Opening Night is Sunday, August 29 at 6:30pm. The remaining schedule of performances is Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday's at 2:30 pm. Ticket prices are $30 to $25 dollars for adults. Prices for children 5 to 17 are $10 for any performance. Discounts are available for students and seniors. For information available call the box office, (540) 869-1776.
It is New Year's Eve and no one wants to be alone. Right? Wrong! Mr. Grump Guy wants to sit at home in his apartment and read instead of being around his old friends to celebrate the old year out and the New Year in. To him, it does not sound like a fun time, because he feels it places him on a trial of his life. What has he done compared to everyone else up to now? He decides to avoid the crazy and fast-paced world on this eve. But his evening is interrupted by a Little Light Bulb girl selling incandescents door to door in his apartment complex. The story is a musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl in modern day terms.
The cast is a mixture of Wayside Theatre audience veteran favorite actor/musicians Steve Przybylski (Shenandoah, Southern Crossroads, Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story, and Smoke on the Mountain trilogy) on keyboard, Vaughn Irving (Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story, Southern Crossroads) on drums, and Sara K. Story (Always...Patsy Cline) on electric violin.
The production was written by Groove Lilly, directed by Warner Crocker and musically directed by Steve Przybylski. The set design is by Til Turner, costume design is by Tamara Carruthers and lighting design is by Wes Calken.
Wayside Theatre is the second oldest professional theatre in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and is celebrating its 49th season of presenting high quality, professional entertainment. Single tickets, subscription packages and group packages can be obtained by calling the box office at (540) 869-1776. Additional information can be obtained on the theatre's website at www.waysidetheatre.org. Wayside Theatre is located in Middletown, Virginia on Route 11, Main Street, just north of the intersection of I-66 and I-81.
Sara K. Story