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Sunday, May 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 46th & 47th Streets
Times Square, New York


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN
& CONTRIBUTED TO THIS EVENT IN 2018!

(See the thank yous & photos at bottom of page)

Highlights
Performers

 

WHAT?  WHERE?  WHEN?

Magical Music for Life Foundation is thrilled to present its 7th annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 6, 2018 on Broadway between 46th & 47th Streets in Times Square at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In keeping with our mission to better the lives of children through the use of music, the purpose of this concert is to introduce our free water safety album songs, foster awareness of our music and touring shows for children, and to raise financial support for our ongoing outreach and production of free music for children with autism and special needs.

The event will be a continuous sing-a-thon, where talented children and groups from seven states will come together to share the same stage with over 60 Broadway performers from most of the current shows and many past shows.   

Online and at the event there will be many exciting items in the auction & raffle, including tickets to Broadway shows / other events often with backstage tours and/or signed memorabilia, travel, dining, unique & autographed items, etc. Go to:
Auction

Donations will be gladly accepted at TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE or at donate


WHY?

 

May is water safety month and Magical Music for Life’s TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE is raising funds to complete the production of their new water safety and basic swimming skills album and continue our outreach efforts for children with and without autism and special needs. Following the success of our free album and musical revue, A Day in the Life of a Child, which teaches social and life skills to children with and without autism and other special needs, Magical Music was asked to write and produce a water safety teaching album. We are excited to take on this project, because drowning is a major cause of death and injury for young children. For children with autism through the age of 14 and other children under 4, drowning is the primary cause of death; and it is the second leading cause of death for children under 14. For every child who dies from drowning, another 5 receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries; these injuries can cause severe brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning.
Magical Music’s mission is to better the lives of children through the impactful and extraordinary power of music. Through these water safety songs which will be available for free, Magical Music strives to help save lives in the future.

HOW?

How can I help?  Make a pledge with a singer or dancer.  Make a donation to Magical Music for Life.  Check out and bid on our auction items.  Buy a raffle ticket.


To see the 2018 TUNES Brochure:  2018 (view)
To see Past Years' Brochures: 2013  2014  2015
2016 (view) 2016 (print) 2017 (view) 2017 (print)
To make a Pledge >>
To make a Donation >>
To preview or bid on an Auction item >>

To buy a Raffle ticket >
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HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE DAY (tentative)

  • 10:00
Opening
  • 10:00 - 1:00
Magical Music Troupe and Magical Music for Life songs
  • 10:00 - 12:00
Guest sing-a-thon performers
  • 10:00 - 5:00
Auction of tickets for Broadway and other shows, backstage tours, memorabilia, etc.      
  • 10:00 - 5:00
Raffle prizes
  • 10:30 - 4:00
Songs from our new water safety album
  • 12:00
Finding Neverland Boys singing "We're All Made of Stars"
  • 12:30
Mary Poppins kids singing "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
  • 11:30 - 2:100
Broadway performers
  • 1:30 - 6:00
Magical Music Singers and Magical Music for Life songs
  • 2:15 - 3:00
Special Dance performance with New Canaan Dance Academy
  • 3:00 - 5:00
Guest sing-a-thon performers
  • 3:15
The Adventures of Zak songs
  • 5:00 - 6:00
Broadway performers and guest sing-a-thon performers
  • 6:00
Closing
       
more details to come ...


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BROADWAY & TV / FILM PERFORMERS in 2018

Audrey Bennett - Frozen and Amélie, A New Musical
Ashley Brooke - Doctor Zhivago
Christian Michael Camporin - Finding Neverland and Matilda The Musical
Will Coombs - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and A Bronx Tale The Musical
Samantha Blaire Cutler - Zürich, Dear Evan Hansen, and Billy Elliot
Emerson Davis - Once on The Island
Jesus Del Orden - Kinky Boots
Ava Della Pietra – The School of Rock
Alex Dreier - Finding Neverland, The Assembled Parties, and Billy Elliott
Cate Elefante - Waitress
Aidan Gemme - Finding Neverland, Waiting for Godot, and Mary Poppins
Lucia Giannetta - A Bronx Tale The Musical, Les Miserables, and Leap of Faith
Gabrielle Greene - The School of Rock The Musical
Jackson Demott Hill - Finding Neverland
Noah Hinsdale - Finding Neverland and Fun Home
Jim Kaplan - The School of Rock The Musical and The King and I
Jake Katzman - Kinky Boots
Christie Kim - The King and I
Madison Lagares - The School of Rock The Musical and On Your Feet
Cooper Lantz - Kinky Boots
Hudson Loverro – A Bronx Tale The Musical
Corey Mach - Kinky Boots, Hands on a Hardbody, and Godspell
Jack McCarthy - Finding Neverland
Kelly McCormick - Carousel
James Moye - Dear Evan Hansen, Aladdin, On the Twentieth Century, and Bullets Over Broadway
Brooklyn Nelson - Frozen and Matilda
Madeleine Pace - Once
Gabriella Palminteri - Blue Bloods
Delilah Rose Pellow - Anastasia
Ellie Poon - A Christmas Story the Musical and Broadway at the White House
Sam Poon - The King and I, MacBeth, Billy Elliot, and Les Miserables
William Poon - The King and I, The Hundred Dresses, and Beauty and the Beast
Julianna Rigoglioso - Sound of Music, Far from Heaven, Mary Poppins, and Table 58
Nicole Scimeca – Anastasia
Demi Singleton - The Lion King and The School of Rock The Musical 
Levi Smith - A Bronx Tale The Musical
Eli Tokash - Finding Neverland and Pippin
Mckayla Twiggs – Anastasia, Les Miserables, and Once
Deonté Warren - Aladdin, Sister Act, and Dreamgirls
Annabelle Watchel – The School of Rock
Timothy Yang - The King and I

American Swiss Ballet
Broadway Bound Kidz
Broadway Youth Ensemble
New Canaan Dance Academy
The Studio

Assistance by:
Preston T. Boyd - The Play That Goes Wrong
Jonathan Freeman - Aladdin

Bolded shows are current performances


THANK YOU 2018

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We jumped for joy for all of you who participated in this great event!

It is impossible to express how thankful we are to all of you who participated in making this an amazing event this year!  However, we will try with the following SHOUT OUT list below (in no particular order).   (Thank yous to the youth performers and groups include the parents too.)  THANK YOU to …

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  • All the performers – returning and new – professional and amateur!  Your spirit was infectious.  It is always amazing to us that despite the weather or distance (this year many of you coming from California, Pennsylvania, and Maryland), you show what it means that “the show must go on!”
  • We missed those of you who were sick and could not make it.  Hope to see you next year.
  • The Magical Music Troupe, Magical Music Singers, and Magical Music Water Safety Album Singers who performed frequently during the day.
  • Shari and David Dreier for coordinating the Finding Neverland boys reunion and Candi Smith for coordinating the Bikini Bottom Day group song.
  • The Mary Poppins group for returning.
  • The American Swiss Ballet and Sônia Melo  – returning with an amazing Lion King number.
  • Joe Baker and the Broadway Youth Ensemble – great to have you at TUNES again.
  • Hannah Salberg  and Broadway Bound Kidz – super having you join us this year.
  • Lorah Haskins for her rehearsal space, bringing The Studio singers, and singing with the Water Safety Album Singers.
  • New Canaan Dance Academy for returning.
  • Joseph Baker, Tracy Butler, Laura Csatay, Lorah Haskins, Jodie Loverro, Badiene Magaziner, Jill Mann, Kim & Jim Moye, Gianna Palminteri, Mindy Poon, Gail Scimeca, Candi Smith, P. J. Tokash, Sabrina Varuolo, Tiffiney Veloudis, Gary Vorwald, and Catherine Wachtel for recommending performers.
  • Samantha O’Brien for volunteering all day to help with the music and keep things running smoothly.
  • Jay Morascini for joining us every year to do the sound and stage.
  • Our “expert” tent set-up team – P. J. and Zak Tokash.
  • Jim Maxfield for taking over the setup of the merchandise/photo/autograph tent.
  • Mindy Poon for helping me before the event and as our stage tent coordinator for two shifts at TUNES.
  • Our volunteer coordinator, Cheryl Nadzam, who organized the volunteers for the day.
  • Our assistant volunteer coordinator the day of the event, Carolyn Dundee.
  • Lara Gold for working on publicity prior to the event.
  • Jen Russey for helping with the bio cards and preparing an awesome volunteer board.
  • All the volunteers who worked the day of the event.  We especially appreciate all those of you who came to help set up early and stayed to break down after the event.
  • Carter Norton for her help with the final TUNES “to do” list items and running the performance / stage aspect of the event.
  • Gary Vorwald for volunteering to be our official photographer again this year – rain or shine – and posting the photos for everyone to have for free.
  • Lisa O’Brien for volunteering to help with taking photographs and posting the photographs also for free.
  • Jason Sommers – our amazing emcee.
  • Kathryn Crum who did the social media for our event and worked the auction tent all day in addition to singing.
  • National Charity League for blowing up and bagging the balloons.
  • Everyone who picked up and drove in balloons and boxes – Allan Reznick & William Barrett (who were friends without singers), Cheryl Nadzam, Carter Norton, and Kathryn Crum.
  • Everyone who drove back the equipment and boxes – Francesca D’Onofrio, Kiley Norton, and Kathryn Crum.
  • Here are some who helped behind the scenes …



  • Everyone who “advertised” the event on their social media, etc., as well as, encouraged donations to be made and friends to come.
  • Gianna & Chazz Palminteri / The Child Reach Foundation for being our special major sponsors.
  • Everyone who pledged individually and as a group, including the Broadway performers who donated pledges and/or merchandise for the auction/raffle and in some cases bid on the items.
  • All of the contributors during and after TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE.
  • All of those who bid on the auction.
  • Our generous auction and raffle donors, including:
    • LEROS Point-to-Point
    • Vineyard Vines
    • The Poon Family
    • The Bin family
    • The Dundee Family and Small Acts Big Change
    • Goodspeed Musicals
    • The Mistrettas

    • Broadway Theater – Jesus Del Orden/Susan Rybin & Corey Mach and Kinky Boots, Emerson Davis and Once On This Island, Giuseppe Bausilio from Hello, Dolly!, Jed Resnick and Avenue Q, Jonathan Freeman and Deonté Warren from Aladdin, Josh Franklin, The Palminteris & Hudson Loverro from A Bronx Tale, Preston T. Boyd from The Play That Went Wrong, Will Coombs from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Demi Singleton from The Lion King, Audrey Bennett & Brooklyn Nelson from Frozen, Jim Kaplan & Madison Lagares and The School of Rock: The Musical, Kelly McCormick from Carousel, and Delilah Rose Pellow & Nicole Scimeca from Anastasia.
    • In Fairfield & Westchester Counties - Ching’s Table, Fjord Fish Market, Harry’s Wine and Liquor, Healthfare, Ladd Design, Locali, Nantucket Monogram and Design, New Canaan Wine Merchants, Pennyweights, Solé Ristorante, The Studio, Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes, True Grace Spa, and Walter Stewart’s Market.
    • In New York City - 54 Below, Alexandra Rebecca Photography, Badiene Magaziner, Bâtard Tribeca, David Bouley and Be At Home, Chez Josephine, Dance Molinari, Ellen’s Stardust Diner, The Greenwich Hotel, Morton Williams Supermarkets, New York Broadway Tours, New York Rangers, Pasquale Rigoletto Restaurant, and Restaurant Marc Forgione.
    • In Saratoga Springs - National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Saratoga Olive Oil Company.
    • In Los Angeles area – Aquarium of the Pacific, The Broad Museum, Hollywood Wax Museum, The Huntington, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Marchiano Art Foundation, Skirball Cultural Center, and Zimmer Children’s Museum.
    • Our anonymous Magical Music family donors.

Thank you for your help “to use music to better the lives of children” through your participation – whether you were spending time in the crowd, volunteering/donating/sending media posts, dancing in the audience, standing on stage,
or just jumping for joy – we look forward to seeing you on May 5, 2019 ~