We are proud to announce our 2017 summer season, "Willy Wonka" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Click this banner to sign up for upcoming auditions!

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The ARC (Aspire, Reach, Confidence) program meets monthly to help shape the way our youth see themselves and interpret the world around them. We focus on maximizing personal strengths, confidence and managing fears in order to lead successful lives.

Our story begins two months following the Newtown tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Michael Baroody, MD, Newtown resident/NewArts Founder, met Michael Unger, a NYC director, and the concept of providing the community with a high-level production to both challenge and strengthen those effected began to develop.

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Every Dollar Counts!

We prepare children for the future by helping them realize their character strengths, develop confidence and manage their fears. Invest in their future by supporting NewArts programs.

Three Reasons to Support NewArts

Character Development

1 A Through our ARC (Aspire, Reach, Confidence) Character Development program, we aim to have the confidence and inner strength demonstrated in part through our performing arts activities, translate into every other aspect of our participant’s lives.

Performing Arts

2Provide challenging arts activities which offer many opportunities for personal growth, comradery with peers and positive interactions with the community at large.

A Place of Growth

3Our long-term goal is to build a “Center for Creativity” where our performing arts activities and ARC (Aspire, Reach, Confidence) Character Development Programs run year-round. This is a place where optimism, passion and determination lead to fulfilling, purposeful lives.

Midsummer in Newtown

Shortly after the tragedy in Newtown, NewArts was formed to strengthen children in the community by teaching life-skills through high level performing arts activities. In the summer of 2014, we developed an original Shakespeare musical “A ROCKIN’ Midsummer Night’s Dream”, with both local talent and Broadway-level members of our team, in order to challenge our young participants. We gave them opportunities to exceed their own expectations of themselves. They also realized that through personal commitment, grit and dedication to one another, they can create something bigger than themselves. The Documentary Group followed us that summer; and with director Lloyd Kramer and co-producers Vulcan Inc and Participant Media the resulting film “Midsummer In Newtown” was chosen for the prestigious Spotlight Selection in the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Below is the official trailer for the film.