Magical Music for Life Foundation to Present 2014 TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert, 5/4
This will be a continuous sing-a-thon, with members of the Broadway community, talented children & groups from the tri-state area, and the Magical Music singing groups taking turns on the stage. The goal of the concert is to raise awareness and funds for the production of free, downloadable original songs written especially for children with autism and special needs and to continue the outreach efforts of Magical Music to use music to better the lives of all children.
Last year's TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE audience numbered in the thousands and the funds raised enabled Magical Music to create their first album, A Day in the Life of a Child, a collection of free downloadable original songs written especially for children with special needs. Their goal is to provide children of all abilities with music that engages and transforms the way they understand themselves, others, and the world around them. This year's TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE proceeds will be used to produce more original songs for early language development to be available at no charge to serve the specific needs of therapists, parents, and children and as an accessible resource for people everywhere.
Highlights of the Day include:
12:30 Kids from Disney's Broadway production of Mary Poppins will teach the audience the choreography to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
· 1:00 Broadway performers (adult & child actors) *
· 2:00 Special Dance performance with NCDA by members of the cast from FELA!
· 5:00 Broadway performers (adult & child actors) *
· 6:00 Closing
· All Day Performances by the Magical Music Singers
· All Day Performances by many talented children and groups from the tri-state area
· Til 5:00 Auction of tickets for Broadway and other NYC shows and events, backstage tours, autographed items, etc.
· Til 5:00 Raffle prizes
Some of the Broadway and other performers include: Carly Paige Baron (Mary Poppins), Gaby Bradbury (Annie), Angel Feliciano (FELA!), Aidan Gemme (Waiting for Godot, & Mary Poppins), Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins), Stephanie Marie Hanvey (American Idol), Alison Horowitz (Sunday in the Park with George & Mary Poppins), Faria Malianga (FELA!), James Moye (Bullets Over Broadway), Gabriella Palminteri (Blue Bloods), Sadie Seelert (Mary Poppins), J. L. Williams (FELA!), and Ashton Woerz (Pippin & Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Madeleine Rose Yen (War Horse & Irving Berlin's White Christmas).
Check out the auction and raffle at BiddingforGood.com prior to the event. There are amazing items to appeal to bidders from all over the U.S.A. Bids will be taken at TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE on May 4th and online. Donations will also be gladly accepted at the event or online at BiddingforGood.com or www.magicalmusic.org.
Magical Music for Life, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to use music to better the lives of children. Toward this end, MMFL has produced a wide range of musical projects which deliver positive messages to children. These projects include two family musicals (The Adventures of Zak and Russell, the Hermit Crab), which have been performed in professional theaters, schools, and hospitals throughout the northeast. MMFL has written songs for several national well-known charities and children with special needs & autism, as well as the Magical Music singing groups have performed at such venues as the White House, United Nations for the first World Autism Awareness Day, Citi Field Stadium, Tribeca Film Festival, and Times Square. Proceeds from these events have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for children's charities. This year's TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE will be Magical Music's fifth benefit concert involving the participation of hundreds of children. Besides the TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE concerts, Magical Music for Life produced One Town ... One Voice concerts to benefit Stand Up to Cancer and Habitat for Humanity's Katrina Relief Fund.
For more information about Magical Music for Life, to hear their original music, to download A Day in the Life of a Child, or to make a donation supporting their mission of using music to better the lives of children, go to www.magicalmusic.org.