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Session 4: Willy Wonka KIDS

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.


August 19 – 23 and August 26 – 30


Random Farms Studio
77 Executive Blvd.
Elmsford, NY 10523


Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
1008 Brown St.
Peekskill, NY 10566


Entering grades 3-9 in fall 2024.
*If you are a parent of an incoming second-grader who has participated in previous Random Farms programming, and you are interested in registering for a summer workshop, please email Sarah Boyle.


Abby Mulgrew


Group A

  • August 19 – 23, August 26 – 28: 9:00am-3:00pm (Elmsford Studio)
    Notes: Role placement will take place on the first day. See an example daily schedule here.
  • August 29- Dress Rehearsal: 9:00am-12:00pm (Paramount Hudson Valley Theater)
  • August 30 – Final Rehearsal: 9:00am / Performance: 11:15am (Paramount Hudson Valley Theater)

Group B

  • August 19 – 23, August 26 – 28: 9:00am-3:00pm (Elmsford Studio)
    Notes: Role placement will take place on the first day. See an example daily schedule here.
  • August 29 – Dress Rehearsal: 1:30pm-4:30pm (Paramount Hudson Valley Theater)
  • August 30 – Final Rehearsal: 1:45pm / Performance: 4:00pm (Paramount Hudson Valley Theater)


Please do not register if you have any conflicts. Absences and/or “shadowing” (making up a missed rehearsal) are not permitted during two-week intensives. If your child misses a rehearsal (due to illness or otherwise), continuation in the program will be at the discretion of the Director. Performers who are late to a full run-through or dress rehearsal, for whatever reason, even for illness, are not permitted to perform in the show. Be sure to read our Standard Agreement before you register.


$995 – Early-bird Registration (Deadline Monday, April 15)
$1,250  – Subsidized tuition (Starting Tuesday, April 16)
$2,083 – Actual cost tuition

  • Did you know Random Farms is a non-profit and tuition only covers 60% of the cost of putting a child through the program?
  • Our subsidized tuition prices make participating affordable to a more diverse community. We ask families to choose the tuition tier they can afford on good faith; no application for the subsidized tuition is required.
  • Please consider paying the actual cost, and everything over the subsidized tuition amount will be a tax-deductible donation! This will help support our outreach efforts, which include providing scholarships, discounted tickets, and free performances to those in need.

*Each registrant is also responsible for a $10 processing fee at the time of registration.


A limited number of financial aid packages are available. Please visit our scholarships page for information and application.


While Random Farms will provide the majority of each performer’s costume, participants are responsible for providing their own shoes/tights and undergarments. We will send out a detailed costume memo after the program begins.


Please be sure to read our Standard Agreement prior to registering.


There are no refunds or credits.



Program: Artistic Director
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