- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
To the Editor:
As the parent of a child performing in the 12.14 Foundation's theater productions this summer, I want to thank the Foundation and the many theater professionals who returned for a second summer, working six days a week with more than 200 local area children to produce “101 Dalmatians: The Musical” and “A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream”!
- Friday, July 25, 2014
The 12.14 Foundation is well into rehearsals for two productions that will be presented at Newtown High School next month.
The world premiere of A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream is a new musical version of Shakespeare’s story adapted by Michael Unger and Eric Svejcar with a score by Mr Svejcar.
- Friday, July 18, 2014
Rock star Dennis DeYoung has performed before millions of fans as a musician and actor; has been honored with a number one hit and People’s Choice Award for his touching ballad, “Babe” as a member of the rock band Styx; and has contributed his creative talents to full-scale musical productions.
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
“Connecticut’s Got Talent” is a talent competition open to anyone ages 5 to 105 with a desire to bring their family friendly talent to the stage.
The competition, scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, at Newtown High School, will help fund The 12.14 Foundation’s two summer musicals: A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream and The 101 Dalmatians Musical.
- Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Building on the success of last year’s production of Seussical: The Musical, The 12.14 Foundation is pleased to announce auditions for its summer 2014 season of shows. The foundation is planning two shows this year: A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream and The 101 Dalmatians Musical.
Details for both shows, including audition specifics, can be found online at 1214foundation.org/summer2014.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
UPDATE: This story has been updated to include Ben’s Bells Newtown and The Resiliency Center of Newtown, which will also benefit from Fairfield County Giving Day. The story has also been updated to indicate the correct number of Newtown-based groups that will benefit from the 24 hours of online donations.
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Every hour of March 7 could prove to be beneficial for area non-profits.
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” —Dr Seuss
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Baseball and music have been his passions since he was young, said country music star Scotty McCreery, Tuesday, February 25, but music is “something I get to do,” not something he has to do, he said.
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The father of two young children, Newtown resident Dr Michael Baroody saw the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, as “an assault on our soul, with no verbal way to communicate what had happened. I felt like I had lost my own kids, but I realized that my world is not just my living room. These Newtown children are our kids and it is our responsibility to protect our kids.”
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Joining the charitable efforts emanating from Newtown to employ the performing arts as a healing mechanism in the wake of 12/14, The 12.14 Foundation announced this week the selection of platinum-selling country music singer-songwriter Scotty McCreery as its first National Goodwill Ambassador. He will play an active role in promoting the foundation’s arts programming, supporting its fundraising efforts, and building awareness for the organization’s plans to build a world-class performing arts and education center in Newtown.