Join the cast of our anti-bullying tour!
Our original anti-bullying tour production, The New Kid, began touring to local schools in 2008 and has been seen by over 30,000 students. In 2022, we introduced the newest iteration of our tour: #JustBeYou (book by Eric C. Webb, music & lyrics by Stephanie Bianchi, orchestrations by Will Reynolds). This 40 minute-long touring musical, with a cast comprised entirely of children, deals with themes like bullying, cliques, and social media pressure at a middle school. It is FREE to participate if cast.
Learn more about the show, including how to bring it to your child’s school.
Saturday, June 3rd – 1:00-5:00pm (or by video submission)
NOTE: Please review program schedule and policies before registering for an audition.
For the audition, children will be asked to sing an excerpt from “Do You Remember When”, a song from the show. Auditioners will also be taught a short, 16 count dance combination. The audition materials are linked below. The vocal track should be used to practice and prepare. The karaoke track is what will be used at the auditions.
AUDITION & REHEARSAL LOCATION
The Random Farms Studio
77 Executive Blvd
Elmsford, NY 10523
Friday, June 9th – 5:15-8:30pm
*Please note: A callback list will be emailed out to all auditioners at the end of auditions. We may not be calling back for all roles, so if you are not called back, YOU MAY STILL BE CAST!
CALLBACK AUDITION MATERIAL
Callback materials are linked below. Callback instructions will be emailed out with the callback list.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
There will be two casts, A and B, which will rehearse both together and separately. A performer is only called when their role is rehearsing. Rehearsals begin in September at Random Farms Studio in Elmsford.
MANDATORY CAST / PARENT ORIENTATION:
MANDATORY FINAL RUN THROUGHS:
Friday, September 29 @ 4 – 8:30pm
Sunday, October 1 @ 3:30 – 8:30pm
2-3 TBA morning shows on school days in the fall. Locations are TBA but will be located within 1 hour of central Westchester. Performances will take place between October 2 and November 30
WHAT TO BRING
1. Recent photo (a snapshot or school photo is fine)
2. Resume or list of training/experience. If you don’t have a resume, that’s okay! You can just fill out the audition form online when you register. If you would like to try making up a resume, here are some samples to use as a guide: Resume Template 1 | Resume Template 2
Open to students in grades 5 – 9 as of the 2023/24 school year.
No prior training or experience with Random Farms is required and we welcome newcomers, whether they have been performing for 10 years or 10 days. Since this is an audition-based program, not everyone will be selected, so performers should be prepared for that if they decide to try out.
COMMITMENT & PARTICIPATION POLICY
Participants must be able to miss up to 3 half days of school during the fall and must attend all rehearsals. Parents are responsible for providing their child’s transportation to the show venues. If a participant cannot attend a performance or rehearsal, parents are responsible for contacting the participant’s counterpart in advance, to try to arrange for a cover or switch. If a participant misses a show or rehearsal, continuation in the program will be at Random Farms’ discretion. If cast, there is no cost to participate, however, there is a $7.95 processing fee and $200 security deposit. The security deposit is returned upon completion of all scheduled rehearsals and performances. Please note the security deposit will not be returned if a child needs to be replaced after the cast list has been posted (either due to missed rehearsals, not accepting a role after being cast, or dropping out of the program). Participants who do not comply with this Participation Policy may be removed from the program and their account put On Hold, as described in Random Farms’ Standard Agreement, until parents, participant, and Random Farms can reach an agreement moving forward.
Please be sure to read our Standard Agreement prior to registering.
This program is sponsored, in part, by the Hooper Family, the Kitchin Family, the Zipper Family, and an anonymous donor.
Additional support provided by The Alexander Family and The Schlosser Family.
CHECK OUT THE PROMO FOR OUR LAST ANTI-BULLYING TOUR, THE NEW KID