The Random Farms Kids Theater, Inc. (as featured in The New York Times and on NBC’s “Today In New York”) was created in 1995 by Anya Wallach who hoped to form a local theater for neighborhood children.
The production features Zoe and Michael Herwitz of Irvington and Brittanie Burke of Sleepy Hollow.
Successful in its own right, it is today Westchester’s only non-profit all-kids theater company.
The Random Farms Kids Theater will present Seussical, Jr., a musical based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, from August 4 to August 13 at the Tarrytown Music Hall where it is the resident theater company. Some of the world’s most beloved characters, including Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat, are included in this musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ whimsical world. After the show, actors will come out in costume to greet audience members. The cast is made up of 70 young people from throughout Westchester and Putnam counties, as well as Connecticut and New Jersey, who were selected by audition. The performers, ranging in age from elementary through high school, have a wealth of Broadway, film and television experience.
The company stages two mainstage productions every February and August at the Music Hall. It also offers several workshops at the Music Hall during the year that involve children from Kindergarten to the 12th grade. The workshops are appropriate for kids with all levels of experience and focus on vocal technique, dance technique, stage presence, projection, improvisation, theater vocabulary, and more. The "process" — especially teamwork and self-esteem — is stressed as much as the "product" — the performance.