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Ding-Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead!

Several weeks into rehearsal, The Wizard of Oz cast is perfecting their vocals and choreography. On Monday morning, NewArts participants were hard at work with the “Ding-Dong The Witch Is Dead” number. The kids seem to really enjoy this scene, especially with the help of Steven Moore and Brianna Bauch stepping in in Abbey O’Briens’ absence, who bring the dance rehearsal …

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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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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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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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