NewArts Blog

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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1214 Foundation on Fox CT for Seussical the Musical in Newtown Production

John Tartaglia and six incredible performers of Seussical sang today on the Fox CT morning show. They truly represented all the hard work and talented actors participating in the production. Once again, a proud moment. See Video Clip Here!    

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A New Paradigm

The vision for the Newtown Performing Arts Centre is like nothing else in the world today. It is a new paradigm for how this type of Centre is designed. It is the fusion of premier education of the arts, global networking and outreach, inspiring performances from the world's best, and a focus on individual enrichment of the mind, body, and …

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So, Why a Musical in Newtown?

So, why a Musical in Newtown? We, as a community, have a responsibility to the children affected by the events of 12.14. We will give them tools for creative expression, innovation, and confidence that will spill over into every other aspect of their lives. The performing arts lies in the core of every human being and is the essence of …

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1214 Officially Announces Formation, Charter and Leadership

Although many of you have been following 1214 for the past few months, today we distributed our first official press release.  As part of this announcement, PR Newswire (one of the world’s premier wire services) has donated space on the Reuters electronic sign in Times Square to run a 1214 Foundation infographic.  Comprised of 11 electronic screens, the Reuters sign rises …

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1214 Foundation makes international connections

Richard Pilbrow, a 1214 Foundation board member, is currently traveling Europe meeting prominent theater organizations to discuss the Foundation's efforts.  He has networked with The Unicorn Theatre in London. The Unicorn is Britain's premier theatre for young people in a custom-designed twin-auditorium complex on London's South Bank.  We are also connecting with the theatre company, Unga Klara, located in Sweden. …

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1214 Foundation Sponsors “Seussical: the Musical” in Newtown

A fundamental pillar of the 1214 Foundation vision is providing the highest level of performing arts education to the children of Newtown and the surrounding areas. We are proud to present "Seussical: The Musical" to Newtown. In addition to the student performers, this production of Seussical will offer nearly 20 apprenticeship positions to Junior and Senior High School students in the …

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Thanks for Supporting the 1214 Foundation at Baroody Plastic Surgery

Thank you to all of you who supported the 1214 Foundation at Baroody Plastic Surgery on May 14. Dr. Baroody will be donating all products and match all sales making the total for the day $10,000. If you would like to make a donation in any amount please visit our Donations page. The funds will be going towards the first phase …

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Sandy Hook Video Tributes

Like many of you, Kathy and I followed the tragedy of last December with broken hearts. How could such a thing happen anywhere, let alone here in the peaceful hills of western Connecticut? And yet it did happen. As the father of three beautiful daughters, I found myself searching for answers. I found few that were meaningful or fulfilling. Amid …

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Welcome to the 1214 Foundation

Welcome to the 1214 Foundation.  This project – to build a landmark performing arts center in Newtown, Connecticut – is for all of us around the world affected by the tragedy on December 14, 2012.  It is for those who seek to act in a meaningful way; not only toward healing, but also to make a profound statement about the current human condition.  People will …

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