Show Up, Kids!
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Show Up, Kids!
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Show Up, Kids! NYC Reviews and Tickets

94%
(42 Reviews)
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100%
Mixed
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Members say
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious

About the Show

This interactive, semi-improvised family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a wildly comedic, theatrical twist on the traditional kids' show.

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Member Reviews (42)

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155 Reviews | 58 Followers
78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Your kids like to participate in imaginative storytelling

Don't see it if Your kids can’t sit still for 50 minutes

118 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
Delightful, Clever, Funny, A fun time for young and old

See it if you like funny engaging and entertaining shows

Don't see it if you dont like participating

113 Reviews | 21 Followers
90
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want great entertainment for younger children

Don't see it if You want something serious and deep

105 Reviews | 58 Followers
80
Interactive kids' show, Entertaining, Funny, Clever for kids

See it if your kids get bored at traditional stay-in-your-seat shows. Your kids love to participate in shows (or to watch other kids do so).

Don't see it if you want a 1-story show (it's several short bits). You aren't able to enjoy lots of silly onstage improv based on what kids say/do! Read more

55 Reviews | 10 Followers
95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if Fun, entertaining, lots of participation. Creative spontaneous skits, songs. Good "crowd management" despite some nutty kid behavior.

Don't see it if I blame parents more than kids when there is terrible behavior right in front of them. Get a grip parents, you're in a shared public space.

46 Reviews | 8 Followers
93
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love improv and seeing a performer enjoy working with children and creating a fun story with them. Peter is hilarious and kids love him

Don't see it if you don't like improv or interactive shows or if you can't stand kids.

30 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You have an incredible imagination and you want the kids in your life to also have an incredible imagination. You like fun...and stickers.

Don't see it if You hate children's theatre and family audience entertainment.

28 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
High energy, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to introduce your children to the world of theater in a fun, creative setting. Show length is perfect for 3-10 y/o attention span.

Don't see it if You are expecting some overworked, overwritten piece. This is all about creative, impromptu 1 man performance and Pete Marino is great at it

Critic Reviews (4)

Front Row Center
September 10th, 2018
For a previous production

"Got a ridiculously super energized imaginative eight year-old or younger?...This play sounds like a good choice for them...Silly comedy, story telling, amusement, face-to-face interaction, and all sorts of fun many kids will enjoy...Peter Michael Marino is a one man whirling dervish of energy, comic timing, physical agility, and out and out hilarity. He is a blast to watch and the kids were absolutely mesmerized."
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The Wee Review
August 10th, 2018
For a previous production

"Marino knows how to keep the pace fast enough to hold the young audience’s attention while still squeezing in hilarious quips and scenarios, even throwing in a few jokes for the adults. His frenetic physical style is perfectly-suited to this demographic as he bounds around the room, throws props around and leaps onto table tops to keep everyone enthralled. It’s all rounded off with an endearing message about kindness and compassion at the end without overdoing it."
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T
August 9th, 2018
For a previous production

"A great show, with a mixture of songs, audience participation, crowd-sourced ideas and a quick, witty performance by Marino....By the end all went away happy but, most importantly, there were very happy bairns in the room who were enthusiastically engaging with Marino...Any child who wants to giggle, shout out suggestions, get on the stage, and help with the script, props, and set decoration will love it...Adults and bairns alike should show up and see this."
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B
September 8th, 2018
For a previous production

"A superbly improvised hour of energetic theatrical comedy...Part of the reason this show works so effectively is Marino’s ability to work with the children...This technique creates an air of genuine warmth and interaction between audience and performer which is rare to see...‘Show Up, Kids!’ is silly, fast, and funny...Marino handles the unpredictability of working with children in an improvised environment with great skill and grace, putting on a fantastic performance."
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