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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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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 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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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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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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