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Newtown Students To Stage Show With Broadway Help

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John Tartaglia Photo by Andrew Walker Getty Images

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ More than 100 children from Newtown and the surrounding area are putting on a musical with the help of some Broadway professionals.

The students have spent the last five weeks working with Broadway actor John Tartaglia, director Michael Unger, producer Van Dean and others on “Seussical the Musical.”

It’s being put on by the 12.14 Foundation, which was set up after the Dec. 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. It’s intended to help town residents heal through the arts.

The show will be staged at Newtown High school Friday through Sunday.  There are two separate casts for the show, and each is putting on two performances.

Proceeds go to the foundation, which hopes to build a performing arts center in Newtown in memory of the Sandy Hook victims.
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