Started by Anya Wallach in her parents' Chappaqua basement in 1995, Random Farms Kids' Theater has become an almost direct route to Broadway for many young actors. To date, more than 50 children who studied at Random Farms have appeared in Broadway productions.
The Random Farms Kids' Theater in Elmsford has had more than 50 students appear in Broadway shows. Students are pictured in a Random Farms production of "Peter Pan."
Emily Rosenfeld, an 8-year-old from Scarsdale who plays the youngest orphan, Molly, in "Annie," is a Random Farms student making her Broadway debut this season. She's pictured here in the Random Farms production of "The Secret Garden."
Emily Rosenfeld (in yellow) performs in a Random Farms production of "Guys and Dolls." She started at Random Farms when she was only five, participating in their Jellybean program in a production of "Peter Pan."
Emily Rosenfeld (second from right) and other Random Farms students perform in a production of "The Sound of Music."
Emily Rosenfeld (in yellow) and other students star in a Random Farms production of "Guys and Dolls."
Zachary Unger, a sweet, shy 9-year-old from Westchester, is currently originating the role of young Chaplin in "Chaplin," his Broadway debut. He's pictured here in his dressing room at Manhattan's Barrymore Theatre. (Oct. 24, 2012)
Zach got his start at Random Farms when he was 5 years old. "I will always remember Zach Unger playing Johnny Casino in 'Grease,'" Anya Wallach, the founder of Random Farms, said. "He had so much stage presence and so much charisma even though he had never been on a stage and he was five years old." He is pictured here performing in that role.
"[Being] in front of an audience feels really good," said Zach of his experience in "Chaplin" on Broadway. "To have people [applaud] for you the first time feels really great."
Tony Terraciano, a 12-year-old Pelham native who has had a recurring role on the CBS show, "Blue Bloods," and Carly Paige Baron, a 12-year-old from New City who's appearing on Broadway in "Mary Poppins," appear in a Random Farms production of "Cinderella."
The Random Farms production of "Sound of Music."