MEET THE CASTS OF
THE NEW KID


Meet the 2014-2015 casts of The New Kid! These dedicated young people have volunteered their time and talent to share an important message about bullying in schools throughout the region. Scroll down to learn more about these amazing performers. Some of them have even started their own fundraising websites to raise support for this program! To learn more about The New Kid, click here.

 

CAST A

CAST B

CAST C

CAST A

CAST A

       

Craig Carroll ("Louis"), 7th grade, started acting at age 6. He is very happy to be performing for his second year in The New Kid. He has been in many shows including The Music Man, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid.

 

 

 

Aidan Cooleen ("Brick")

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryce Edwards ("Zack"), grade 10, is honored to again, be a part of such a meaningful production, while doing what he loves best, performing on stage. Favorite roles with Random Farms: Edna in Hairspray and Harold Hill in Music Man



 

Hayley Eldridge ("Megan"), grade 7, has had a passion for theater and singing since she was 3. Past credits: Aladdin Jr. (Jasmine) & seven Random Farms' productions, most recently Hairspray Jr. (Little Inez). She is thrilled to debut in The New Kid.



 

Jillian Flynn ("Kelly"), grade 9, is thrilled to be joining The New Kid cast for a second season. Favorite performances include Hairspray (Amber/Penny), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Annie (Annie), and The Little Mermaid (Ursula). She is proud to share this important message.

 

 

Chloe Goldstein ("Joey"), Grade 6, has been performing since age 7 and has always loved theater. She has performed roles including Huck Finn, Robin Hood, Scuttle, and Princess Jasmine. She is very excited to be part of The New Kid. She would like to thank her family and everyone at Random Farms.

Mackenzie Gordon ("Maddie"), Grade 7, is excited to play the part of Maddie in The New Kid. Her past productions include Hairspray Jr., The Music Man, Jr., The Wizard of Oz, Jr., The Little Mermaid, Jr., Aladdin, Jr., and Beauty & the Beast, Jr.

 

 

Faith Pyle ("Tiffany"), grade 6, is excited to be The New Kid. She enjoys being on stage and is honored to be part of this cast. Faith would like to thank everyone at Random Farms and her family. Enjoy the show!

 

 

 

Annie Radin ("Shawn"), grade 7, is thrilled to be in The New Kid. She began performing with Random Farms at age 7. Favorite roles include Willy Wonka in Wonka Jr and Narrator 1 in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Annie thanks The New Kid team.

 

Devon Reilly ("Christy"), grade 9, is very excited to return to The New Kid as Christy for her second year! Devon has participated in many Random Farms productions, and would like to thank everyone at Random Farms for this amazing experience!

 

 

David Rosenthal ("Dre"), Grade 7, is thrilled to make his debut in a Random Farms Production. Past credits include: Addams Family Musical, Scrooges A Christmas Carol and Suessical. David would like to thank all of his family and friends for their love and support.

 

Julia White ("Eleanore"), Grade 7, is thrilled to be part of The New Kid! She's been in numerous Random Farms productions and serves as a Random Farms Ambassador. She also performs regionally: Westchester Broadway Theater (White Christmas) and Elmwood Playhouse (Sunday in the Park with George). 

Whitney Woerz ("Samantha"), grade 8, is honored to be a part of The New Kid for the fourth year!  Whitney has participated in several Random Farms shows, as well as Saturday Night Live appearances and various commercials and TV shows.

 

 

Isabella Zahl ("Rachel"), Grade 5, has been acting, singing, and dancing since age 5.  Favorite roles: Amber (Hairspray, Jr.), Young Fiona (Shrek) & Jojo (Seussical, Jr.). Isabella is thrilled to join The New Kid as Rachel and spread the important message against bullying.

 

CAST B

CAST B

       

Amelia Rose Allen ("Shawn"), grade 7, loved being in The New Kid as "Eleanore" last year & is excited to be playing "Shawn". Amelia is very involved in anti-bullying awareness and is also a youth ambassador at BystanderRevolution.org, and writes her own music about the results of bullying and how to help stop it.

Gabriella Baldacchino ("Kelly") had her Broadway debut in A Christmas Story, The Musical. Other favorite credits are Tina Denmark in Ruthless!; Emily in Freckleface Strawberry (Off-Broadway) and Shrek in Random Farms's Shrek. She enjoys spreading The New Kid's important anti-bullying message.

 

William Branca ("Dre"), grade 8, is thrilled to be in The New Kid for the second year. The experience he has gained with Random Farms is priceless. He thanks his mom and dad for all there support and can't wait to perform The New Kid for kids all over the tri-state area.

 

 

Mary DelVecchio ("Samantha"), grade 9, has previously performed in Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Seussical (Gertrude), and Hairspray (Shayna). She wouldn't be acting if it wasn't for her mom, dad, brother (Robert), and her best friend (Emma). Thanks guys.

 

Hailey Franco ("Tiffany"), grade 6, is thrilled to be Tiffany in The New Kid. She loves acting, singing and dancing. Her recent role was Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support and Random Farms for the opportunity to be in The New Kid this year.

 

 

Emerson Glick ("Eleanore"), grade 8, is thrilled to be part of the New Kid for her second year.  She is a thirteen year old actress, singer and dancer .  Favorite past shows include A Little Princess, Fiddler on the Roof and the Itheatrics Choreography DVD of The Lion King. When she isn't performing she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Mia Handler ("Christy"), grade 7, is thrilled to be part of The New Kid for her second year! Mia has been performing since the age of 6. Favorite roles: Grandma Tzeidel (Fiddler on the Roof) and Little Pig (Shrek). Mia would like to thank everyone at Random Farms for their support!

Haley Harris ("Maddie"), grade 6, has always loved the theater.  Favorite roles in recent productions include: Cinderella, Jasmine, Wendy, Genie and Tinkerbelle.   Haley is thrilled to join the cast of The New Kid and spread its important message. 

 

Emma Kops ("Megan"), grade 7, is thrilled to be returning to The New Kid! She began acting at the age of 8 and has performed in several Random Farms shows. Favorite roles include Zaneeta (Music Man) and Shulie (Schoolhouse Rock). Thanks to her family & everyone at Random Farms.

 

Andrew Lent ("Louis"), Grade 6, is so excited to make his New Kid debut! He was recently seen in the Random Farms production of The Music Man (Winthrop) and in his school production of Honk! Jr. (Ugly). Andrew hopes to be on Broadway soon! 

 
 

 

Allie Lewis ("Rachel")

 

 

 

 

Phoebe Neilsen 
("Joey"), grade 6, is so happy to be Joey in The New Kid! Phoebe loves science, reading, and playing the flute. Recent roles: Female Authority Figure in Hairspray, Jr. (Random Farms), Brutus in Julius Caesar (Tarrytown YMCA), and Ms. Hannigan in her school production of Annie.

 

Billy Walker ("Brick"), Grade 6, is thrilled to make his Random Farms debut. Past credits include The Little Mermaid, The Sound of Music, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Billy is happy to bring this positive message to the community. He thanks his family.

 

Aidan Winn ("Zack"), grade 6, is excited to be a part of The New Kid again! He loves performing and starts everyday singing! Recent roles: The Little Princess (Donald), Dani Girl (Marty), The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow) and a Wendy's Superhero commercial.

 

       

CAST C

CAST C

       

Riley Bryggman ("Eleanore"), grade 6, is so excited to be part of the cast of The New Kid.  She loves to perform and some favorite roles include Zazu, Cowardly Lion, Annie, and Tom Sawyer.  Huge thanks to her Random Farms family and her own family.

 

David Frego ("Louis"), grade 7, is very excited to be playing the role of Louis in The New Kid. He has acted in many local productions including Shrek the Musical, Cinderella and Willy Wonka Jr. David likes to sing and play piano. He hopes to perform on Broadway one day.

 

Sasha Forman ("Tiffany"), 4th grade, is thrilled to spread the important messages in The New Kid with others. Sasha loves to perform! Favorite roles-Peter Pan, Veruca Salt, and Sally Brown.  She is thankful to her family, friends, teachers, and everyone at Random Farms.

Check out Sasha's fundraising page!

Joshua Gleason ("Joey"), grade 5, is thrilled to join The New Kid cast. He has recently performed in A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge), Oklahoma! and Music Man (Olin Brit). In addition to his love of music and theatre, Joshua is an avid artist and golfer.

 

Leah Holmes ("Megan"), grade 8, is thrilled to join The New Kid cast and help spread its important anti-bullying message!  Leah loves to act and sing, and is an avid lacrosse and tennis player.  She is thankful for the support & love of her family & mentors!

 

Sarah Kushner ("Christy"), 
Grade 7, is excited to play the part of Christy in The New Kid for her 3rd season. Past productions with Random Farms include, The Music Man, Tom Sawyer, Oliver and Guys and Dolls. Sarah is proud to be sharing the important messages of The New Kid.

 

Xander Lifshutz ("Dre"), grade 7, is thrilled to be making his debut in The New Kid! He is delighted to be part of a project that deals with such an important topic - not only does Xander love acting but anti-bullying awareness is a cause in which he strongly believes. He loves running cross country, playing violin and, singing in the shower.

 

Emily Marks ("Rachel"), Grade 6, is thrilled to join The New Kid cast and be part of such an important cause.  Emily has performed in many Random Farms productions over the past 3 years. She would like to thank her family and everyone at Random Farms for all of their support!


Alessia Mussolini ("Samantha"), 
grade 9 at WHS, is thrilled to play the role of  “Samantha” in The New Kid.  Her lead roles in Once Upon A Mattress, Suessical and The Little Mermaid have inspired her to work harder to fulfill her dreams of acting and singing. 

 

Elizabeth Oakes ("Maddie"), grade 6, is thrilled to be a part of The New Kid and work with such talented directors, cast and crew.  She has been performing since age 5, but also enjoys cooking, skiing, and playing the cello.  

 

 

Shiv Pai ("Zack"), Grade 7, started acting at age 7 and is in his 1st year with The New Kid. Past credits include: Aladdin, Frog and Toad, Pirates of Penzance, Once Upon A Mattress; Fiddler On The Roof (Motel), and Seussical (Mr. Mayor). He also writes songs, shows, and short films with family.

 

Lior Shaham ("Brick"), grade 7, is happy to return to the New Kid for a second year.  He has performed as Pharaoh and Potiphar in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Col. Thomas McKean in 1776 and Eddie in Very Good Eddie.  Lior hopes that bullying will stop everywhere.

 

Ella Stevens ("Shawn"), grade 6, is ecstatic to be part of The New Kid. Past shows at Random Farms include Willy Wonka (The Candy Man) and  Hairspray (Fender). Ella has also been in many other local productions including Oliver, Les Miserables, and Shrek. "Thanks to my family and the New Kid family for their support".

 

Nina van Vredenburch ("Kelly"), Grade 8, is thrilled to be a part of The New Kid!  She has been modeling/acting professionally for 3 years including commercial, print/showroom, and cabaret work.  She loves spending time with family, friends, and her two little dogs.

 

 


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