Since 2008, young performers from the Random Farms Kids' Theater have toured to local schools to present this unique anti-bullying musical.
The New Kid teaches - There is something about watching peers dramatize and resolve problems that make more of an impact on a child than any lecture a "grown-up" could ever give. The New Kid was developed through interviews and acting improvisations with real kids, so the language and the lessons resonate with students.
The New Kid entertains - Unforgettable characters, catchy songs, playful choreography and a cast of top-notch child actors make The New Kid entertaining as well as educational. Students in the audience will be inspired and amazed by the vocal and acting abilities of the cast, while the familiarity of the subject matter will make it all feel "close to home."
The New Kid makes a difference – The show deals with social issues and basic human lessons that strive to assist children in their own personal development and guide them toward healthy interaction with their peers.
Bring The New Kid to your school
The New Kid encourages healthy dialogue about the dangers of bullying, hazing, teasing, and cliques. With catchy songs, unforgettable characters, and a cast of top-notch actors, the show is educational and entertaining. This show provides a centerpiece for your school's character education program and satisfies many school policies for anti-bullying education.
BOOK A PERFORMANCE
Performances run mid-October through June; reservations are now available for 2014-2015.
Contact our Tour Coordinator, Allison Klimetz email:
RATES AND PAYMENT
Single performance: $875 2 performances on same day: $1,550 (savings of $200) 2 performance on different days: $1,650 (savings of $100) We gladly accept checks, credit cards, and BOCES.
● We provide scenery and sound equipment; all you need to provide is a space to perform.
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"The New Kid" performance was entertaining and instructional. The students were transfixed by the school age actors and their lively performances. The program addressed very pertinent issues regarding bullying and is in direct support of our school efforts to advance social/emotional learning and positive behaviors in our students. Barbara Simitian Laudicina Principal of Stillman Elementary School
"It was positive to have actors in the production that were the ages of true middle school students. It made things more convincing. The teachers have found the study guide very helpful in encouraging classroom discussion and writing activities." Allyson Hickey VP of Cultural Programming at St. Joseph’s Middle School
The kids absolutely LOVED the show - as did the teachers. Even the principal said that she doesn't remember having as much positive feedback from the teachers on any other assembly. The fact that the message was for kids, about kids, and from kids is what really resonated. The kids could really relate to the performers and the teachers said that the show provided a spring board for further conversations in the classroom. Thanks for providing such a wonderful show. Mary Rubini Assemblies Coordinator, Pequenakonck Elementary School
"Random Farms is an awesome performing group. The kids who performed “The New Kid” were talented, professional and sang harmony beautifully. The message on bullying was timely and well done. As I walked through the hallways that day, the children stopped me and told me how great the play was and asked when they could come back again. I’ve never seen this in my career as a principal. The staff loved it, too. WOW!" Elaine Desimone Principal, Furnace Woods School
"Our Middle School students had a great experience with The New Kid assembly. It highlighted relevant middle school topics including bullying, peer pressure, and social emotional dynamics our students can relate to. This assembly also supported our school initiatives, providing study guide follow-up questions and a Q&A from the cast. Thank you for bringing this opportunity to our school!" Kristina Morano Assistant Principal, Park Middle School
If you are a young performer who can act, sing, and dance, and believably portray a middle school student, come audition for the 2014-2015 tour. Performers participate in this program for free, and can earn Community Service credit at school. Click here for more information.
We are currently seeking a part-time Tour Coordinator to assist with booking and coordinating tours of The New Kid to local schools. Click here to read the full job description.