This concert-with-a-story, New Year's Eve show brings a a healthy dose of old-fashioned uplift, blended with a pinch of 21st-century skepticism. Weaving a modern-day New Year's Eve into Hans Christian Andersen's classic fable "The Little Match Girl," this unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert tells the story of a grumpy, overworked New Yorker whose resolve to spend New Year's Eve alone crumbles when an unexpected visitor brings some much-needed cheer. Striking 12 has an eclectic, vibrant pop/rock/jazz score with book, music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda. This jazzy musical staged reading performs at Performance Network Theatre on New Years Eve, December 31, 2012, at 9pm followed by a champagne reception at the stroke of Midnight! Striking 12 is recommended for ages 13+. Tickets are $50 for the show and champagne reception and $35 for students and seniors. For students Under 21, Tickets are $25! (734) 663-0681.