On March 7th, Random Farms Kids’ Theater will be bringing its 2012-2013 cast to the Bell Middle School to perform The New Kid, a 55-minute musical about students at a middle school dealing with peer pressure, hazing, bullying and the importance of staying true to oneself. The show, which features young actors ranging from 11 to 14 years old, travels to local schools and includes a Q&A session with actors and student audience, following the performance. The core themes of The New Kid are meant to help younger students identify and address issues of character development that will give them the strength later in life to deal with personal differences – no matter what they are.
The New Kid was written for grades 2-8 and has been performed at over 80 area schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the last four years. Random Farms casts the show each Spring for the next school year. This year’s cast includes two Chappaqua middle school students–Elana Cantor, a 7th grader at Bell Middle School, and Jordan Feinerman, an 8th grader at Seven Bridges Middle School. Both girls are thoroughly enjoying touring with The New Kid, as they get to combine their love of musical theater with the added bonus of imparting important life lessons to their peers.
If you have any questions about or are interested in booking The New Kid, please contact Anya Wallach at email@example.com.