St. Agnes Academy And Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Present ‘Striking 12’

September 22, 2010

St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory students rehearse for “Striking 12,” the fall musical debuting on the Academy’s campus Thursday.

St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory will present the Texas premiere of “Striking 12,” Sept. 23 – 26.

The show combines two stories of a New Year’s Eve centuries a part.

The first story is about 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.

The second story, on a continent away more than a century earlier, is about Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Match Girl, who 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.

Student cast members include Marcellas Ball, Noelle Granberry, Matt Hawes, Ryan Lord, Alejandra Mangini, Emma Morris, Patty O’Brien, Sofia Saavedra, Mark Storey and Stage Manager Monica Gomez.

Performances for “Striking 12” are Sept. 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Agnes Auditorium, 9000 Bellaire Blvd. A matinee will be performed Sept. 26 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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