NewArts Blog

Seussical Coverage – CBS This Morning

The video below is from CBS This Morning, one of several national networks covering 12.14 Foundation's inaugural production of Seussical The Musical.  The production ran to four sold-out performances in August 2013 at the Newtown, CT High School.  It was a collaboration between more than 80 Newtown-area children and some of Broadway's renowned leaders, including: Michael Unger, Director – a huge …

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Achievement and Direction

The 12.14 Foundation was formed to heal through the arts, to create a nurturing educational environment, to provide life-long tools for success, and to communicate love, restoration and confidence. We aim to accomplish these goals within the context of a great architectural achievement.  Our first year, as anticipated, mainly addressed the fundamentals – corporate and legal, technology infrastructure, and board/advisory …

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ING Hartford Marathon Final Countdown

With just a few days to go, the 12.14 team is on final countdown for the ING Hartford Marathon 2013. Our training is done, and this week is all about rest, focus and anticipation. I'm very proud to announce that we're within reach of our $10,000 fund raising goal and, of course, so grateful to the hundreds who have sponsored us so …

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12.14 Workshop at the Newtown Arts Festival

The first day of Fall 2013 was mild and the Newtown Arts Festival was coming to a successful conclusion when the Dance tent erupted in sound with songs from Seussical the Musical. Sponsored by the 12.14 Foundation and supported by a network of dedicated families, Seussical cast members performed popular songs from their recent Newtown production. Seussical director Michael Unger …

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12.14 Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon Teams Ready for Action!

Two weeks to go!  The 12.14 Hartford Marathon team got together yesterday for a brunch at the Baroody home in Newtown. Excitement filled the room as we discussed our inspirations, our training experiences, checked out the racing shirt, and planned out logistics for race day. Unfortunately we also discovered some injuries, and we are all pulling for quick healing!!   After …

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12.14 Rocks the Newtown Labor Day Parade

On a day when rain threatened to dampen Newtown Labor Day parade festivities, the cast of Seussical the Musical sang and danced their way down Main Street on the 12.14 Foundation float. The 12.14 Seussicals, ranging in age from five to eighteen, are all from Newtown and the surrounding area. Wearing signature costumes and head dressings, the 12.14 Seussicals performed several …

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12.14 at the ING Hartford Marathon 2013

Hi, my name is Sarah Baroody.  I live in Newtown, CT. I'm a runner. Like many, I was deeply affected by the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.  I knew some of the children who died, some of the parents, some of the kids who survived.  I have a 1st grader.  I know some kids who are traumatized, and …

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A Profound Moment

A profound moment happened in Seussical rehearsal today. That type of mutual understanding of emotions that is shared without words among the cast and production team. There was a transformation from someone "playing a part" to expression of the soul. A unique opportunity to unveil the cover and reveal the essence of how we feel in front of those who …

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IBM Gives Recognition to the 1214 Foundation

IBM gives recognition to the 1214 Foundation. The Foundation will be listed on the 2013 IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign which begins in August with IBM retirees and executives and in October for employees. We also plan to work with IBM periodically with various consulting services during the later phases of the Performing Arts Centre project.

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Donate Seussical Tickets to Less Fortunate Families in Newtown!

Can't make the show? For $17, you can donate a seat to a needy family in Newtown. The 1214 Foundation is working with Newtown Social Services to make tickets available for those less fortunate. You can help our community come together and support all of those participating in Seussical! Click to donate tickets! http://newarts.org/seussical-ticket-sponsorship/

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