I’m New! What Should I Do?

We are so excited to have you join the Random Farms family! All rehearsals and classes are held at our Elmsford studio. Dress rehearsals and performances are held at the Tarrytown Music Hall, Yorktown Stage, or Paramount in Peekskill.

Our Programs

No audition necessary

This unique program offers our youngest performers the opportunity to perform on a real stage in an actual musical.  Every child will get a role with speaking line and solos. While the shows are fully produced with lighting, sound, and terrific costumes, the emphasis of this program is truly on the journey.  We strive to make sure each child is learning, growing, and having fun.

The Jellybeans are divided into sections (Group A, Group B, Group C, etc.). Each section has 16 children in it. Each section puts on its own performance. There is no double casting or chorus – everyone has a featured part.

The Jellybeans program is comprised of 11 sessions.  Each session is 1 hr. long. The first session is role placement.  Although everyone will end up with a speaking and singing role, going through the role placement process is an important part of the learning experience.  The next 8 sessions are the rehearsals. The 10th session is a dress rehearsal. The 11th session is a final dress rehearsal, followed by the performance.

The 11 sessions are spread out over a 3-month period.  When choosing a group, parents can pick the time and day that is most convenient for them (weeknight and weekend options available).  There is a session in the fall (Sept-Dec), winter (January-March) and spring (March-June).

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No audition necessary

Our most popular program!  We have taken classic Broadway shows and condensed them into easy-to-learn “mini musicals” that give everyone a chance to shine. It is the perfect place to hone your skills. The Workshops are appropriate for kids with all levels of experience. The goal is for children to obtain musical theater training while rehearsing for a show. The “process” – especially teamwork and self-esteem – is stressed as much as the “product” – a 45-55 minute performance for family and friends.

The workshops are divided into sections (Group A, Group B, Group C, etc.). Each section has 18-24 children in it. Each section puts on its own performance. There is no double casting or chorus – everyone has a featured part.

A Workshop is comprised of approximately 10 sessions. Each session is 2 hrs. 30 min. long. The first session is role placement. Although everyone will end up with a speaking and singing role, going through the role placement process is an important part of the learning experience. The next seven sessions are the rehearsals. The ninth session is a dress rehearsal. The tenth session is a final dress rehearsal, followed by the performance.

The 10 sessions are spread out over a 3 month period. When choosing a group, parents can pick the time and day that is most convenient for them (weeknight and weekend options available).  There is a Workshop in the fall (Sept-Nov), winter (January-March) and spring (March-June).

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No audition necessary

A challenging program just for our 5-8 graders, which allows our tweens to take their musical theater training to the next level!

Students will rehearse for a classic Broadway show that gives everyone a chance to shine and hone their skills. The Lab is appropriate for tweens with all levels of experience. The goal is for performers to obtain musical theater training while rehearsing for a show. The “process” – especially teamwork and self-esteem – is stressed as much as the “product” – an hour-long performance for family and friends.

The Lab is divided into sections (Group A, Group B, Group C, etc.). Each section has 18-24 kids in it. Each section puts on its own performance. There is no double casting or chorus – everyone has a featured part.

A Lab is comprised of approximately 10 sessions.  Most sessions involve 2 casts rehearsing at a time and run for 3 hrs. The first session is role placement. Although everyone will end up with a speaking and singing role, going through the role placement process is an important part of the learning experience. The next 7 sessions are rehearsals.  For the final few sessions, the casts rehearse one at a time.  The program culminates in 2 dress rehearsals and a performance.

The 10 sessions are spread out over a 3 month period. When choosing a group, parents can pick the time and day that is most convenient for them (weeknight and weekend options available).  There is a Lab in the winter (January-March) and spring (March-June).

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Audition-based

This is a large-scale, high-budget, commercial production put on annually in the summer. It runs two weekends at The Tarrytown Music Hall.

Auditions are held in Feb or March with performances the last weekend of July and first weekend of Aug. Rehearsals start in June and take place 2-3 times/wk in the late afternoons and early evenings (depending on role). The week before the show may involve a few late morning rehearsals.

Anyone may audition, regardless of whether or not you participate in any of our other programs. No prior experience is needed to audition. Cast sizes are kept small, with 4 casts of 25-30 performers in each. The casts rehearse two at a time but perform separately (each cast does 2 shows).

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Audition-based

This program is for the serious actor looking to perform challenging material in a professional setting. Two productions are presented each year, one in the winter and one in the spring. Please note that shows may contain adult language and themes. Previous titles have included Rent, Cabaret, Hair, and A Chorus Line.

The winter show runs the last week of Jan and the first week of Feb. Auditions take place in early Sept and rehearsals are 2-3 times/wk from Nov-Jan. The spring show runs for two weeks in mid-May. Auditions take place in mid-Dec and rehearsals are 2-3 times/wk from March-May.

Anyone may audition, regardless of whether or not you participate in any of our other programs. No prior experience is needed to audition. Cast sizes are kept small, with 2-4 casts of 20-25 performers in each. The casts rehearse two at a time but perform separately (each cast does 2 shows).

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Audition-based

Students learn and perform this 55-minute musical that deals with themes of bullying, peer pressure and being true to one’s self. The show travels to elementary and middle schools within 1 hour of central Westchester.

Open auditions are held at the end of the school year and, if cast, there is no fee to participate. Intensive rehearsals are held after-school and weekends in early fall. Two rotating casts do 3 performances each (during school hours) in both the late fall and spring.

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Audition-based

This group of young people use their talents to make a difference in the community. The group learns a 30-minute musical, filled with song and dance. Then they “take it on the road,” entertaining at hospitals, senior centers, or wherever they can brighten someone’s day! Participation is by audition only. If cast, there is no fee to participate.

Our Holiday Troupe has auditions in October with rehearsals in early December and performances in mid-December. The Spring Troupe auditions in January with weekly rehearsals throughout the winter and spring and performances in May.

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Audition-based

Our famous annual showcase, held in December, gives young people ages 5-18 the opportunity to perform live on stage in NYC for agents, managers, and casting directors. Participation is by audition in the fall and those selected have one rehearsal at our Elmsford studio. There is no cost to participate in this event. It is open to all performers, regardless of whether they have participated with Random Farms in the past.

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Application-based

This engaged group of high school students are the teen voices of Random Farms. As our community leaders, they are involved in everything from choosing show titles, to recruiting new performers through their “Open Mic Night”, to creating social media content. Our Ambassadors are the driving force behind several fundraising campaigns annually, as well as volunteers at performances and events. Previous participation in a Random Farms program is required. Community service hours are available.

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Application-based

Junior directing is a great way to get involved behind the scenes. Junior Directors learn about what goes into putting on a show, as they assist our professional directors with the casting, rehearsals, and performances of our Jellybeans (K-2) productions. Community service hours are available.

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No audition necessary

Our classes allow students to develop their singing and acting skills in a safe environment with their peers. They rotate seasonally and cater to multiple grades and experience levels.

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No audition necessary

Private voice (ages 8 and up) and acting (ages 5 and up) coaching is available through our studio of expert instructors. Lessons range from 30-45 minutes and are tailored to individual skill levels, from the complete beginner to the Broadway professional.

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No audition necessary

Just like our Workshop program, this is the perfect place for students to hone their skills over the summer. Appropriate for kids with all levels of experience, the goal is for children to obtain musical theater training while rehearsing for a show. The “process” – especially teamwork and self-esteem – is stressed as much as the “product” – a 45-55 minute performance for family and friends.

Every performer will have a speaking part and a solo! Each full day is packed with theater activities and includes rehearsals to prepare for the final performance. “Specials” such as dance classes, create-your-own-musical, improvisation, and more are also held throughout the session.

There are four 2-week sessions (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm) held throughout July and August. Extended care is available both before and after each day. Rehearsals are in Elmsford with the performance at a professional theater in Westchester.

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No audition necessary

Vacation workshops take place during school break and immerse students in musical theater through a half-day intensive experience. Performers learn a scene, song, and dance from a hit musical that they then perform for family and friends at the end of the session. Participants will also take part in a live Q&A with a Broadway performer!

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Children & Adults

Beautiful and industry-friendly headshots are available to both children (ages 5 and up) and adults throughout the year out of our Elmsford studio. Our photographer works with all the major theatrical agents and casting directors, providing a fully downloadable digital shoot quickly and inexpensively. These 20-minute sessions are a fraction of the cost of a full shoot, allowing our families to get photos done locally and inexpensively, with all the proceeds benefiting our nonprofit organization.

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Celebrate with Random Farms!

Your child can celebrate their birthday at Random Farms! An extensive list of Broadway show themes is available to choose from. The party culminates with a performance starring the birthday child (in their favorite role) and all their friends.

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