NewArts Blog

Ready for the Newtown Labor Day Parade!

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Scotty McCreery Benefit Concert a Great Success!

The Scotty McCreery benefit concert last night was nothing short of incredible. Scotty showed his strong support of the 12.14 Foundation, love for his country and honored the sacrifices of our troops. Even at such a young age, he serves as an example for all of us. In addition to his obvious musical talents, Scotty is genuine, kind and has …

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Scotty McCreery VIP Pre-Show Party Package in Wallingford, CT, on December 4. A special NewArts Benefit Concert

Following the early success of Scotty McCreery’s See You Tonight Tour, the Platinum-selling country star has extended his first-ever headlining tour into the fall and will bring it to Toyota Oakdale in Wallingford, CT, on Thursday, December 4, for a special 1214 Foundation Benefit Concert. McCreery serves as a National Goodwill Ambassador for the Foundation. $150 VIP Package Ticket Includes: •  …

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About NewArts

NewArts was founded by Michael Baroody, MD, a resident of Newtown, following the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.  A ripple effect ensued that day which touched the lives of people throughout Newtown, the state, the country and the world.  We were left with many questions, including about how best to move forward. Oftentimes when tragedy strikes, we develop …

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Dennis DeYoung of Styx Visits the Cast of The 101 Dalmatians in Newtown

The photos in this gallery are of Dennis DeYoung’s visit to Newtown to meet with the children performers in The 12.14 Foundation’s The 101 Dalmatians The Musical.  Mr. DeYoung wrote the original score and is now adapting it specifically for our summer production. The photos load sequentially, so allow a little extra time to view photos on the second and third …

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Dennis DeYoung of Styx Works with Newtown to Develop Musical!

Dennis DeYoung Visits: Two Theatrical Firsts Prepping To Premiere In Newtown http://newtownbee.com/news/features/2014/07/18/dennis-deyoung-visits-two- theatrical-firsts-preppi/218479

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John Tartaglia to Play Cat in the Hat at The MUNY this Summer

Our Cat in the Hat last year, John Tartaglia will be playing the role again in St. Louis this summer at the MUNY: America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre. Best of luck John! http://www.muny.org/shows/seussical — with John Tartaglia.

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Donation from Sandy Hook Students

We are completing our callbacks for 101 Dalmatians today! One of the students auditioning from Sandy Hook Elementary set up a lemonade stand with his friend and raised nearly $30 for the 12.14 Foundation. He said, “I know it’s not much…” But actually, it means far more than he realizes.

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Please Help Make Summer 2014 Possible

For those of you who saw, or were involved in Seussical, you all know how rewarding our work was last summer. Because the children of the Newtown/Sandy Hook area are so great, artistically/emotionally/creatively, Seussical was an incredible success. We have organized an amazing Summer of Shows: 2014 – but it is no secret that these productions cost a great deal of …

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Scotty McCreery – Providing a Positive Impact

Scotty McCreery was back in Newtown yesterday to meet with 12.14 leaders, participate in 2014 planning activities for the Foundation and speak with local media groups. This was Scotty's second visit to Newtown in two months (he previously visited in December), ane he spoke extensively about his motivation for joining the Foundation and his goals as goodwill ambassador. "Newtown is a …

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