If the main attraction doesn't show up, the kids still want to see a comedy show! So, Pete's gonna make one up and have the kids (and adults) help write, direct, and design it. What could possibly go wrong?
"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." Full Review
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." Full Review
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." Full Review
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." Full Review
See it if If you have kids (or even if you don't) and you're looking for a fast-paced fun-filled improvised adventure then look no further!
Don't see it if There's no reason to not see this show. Seriously, this is a uniquely awesome entertainment experience for all the family. Don't miss it!
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.
See it if You want your kids to giggle and interact in a fun show with jokes designed for kids. "I had a great time."- my 6 year old nephew.
Don't see it if You're looking for some sharp humor. This is a silly show, which is perfect for its intended audience.
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!
See it if If you want something intelligent and challenging for kids that's fun for both kids and adults. Great intro to improv.
Don't see it if If you don't feel like letting go and finding your inner child.
See it if We have seen it twice; each time it was hilarious. My kids, ages 7 and 3, loved it each time. My wife and I loved it too. Worth seeing again
Don't see it if If you have kids, there’s no reason not to see the show
See it if "Show Up, Kids" is the most fun I have had out in ages. Peter Michael Marino brings energy, heart, and levity to both kids and adults alike.
Don't see it if Do NOT show up to this show late. Peter Michael Marino takes the time to set everything up deftly at the start, so be sure to be on time!
See it if This is a great family show! Peter has a wonderful way of weaving the story and involving all the kids in the audience. It's loads of FUN!
Don't see it if you don't like audience participation.
See it if If you enjoy indie theater and want to have a blast with your kids. The show is participatory and super fun and different every time.
Don't see it if You don't like interactive theater.
See it if You have kids 5-13. But a little younger or older could also enjoy. Adults with kids will love.
Don't see it if You are a hardened cynical crank. Wait- my husband even enjoyed it, so scratch that.
See it if you want your Kids (and you) to enjoy a day at the Theater. “Show Up Kids” changes every performance. If you’ve seen it, see it again. I did
Don't see it if you’re a miserable person.
See it if You want to laugh, and remember what theatre for kids is all about. Adults, you won’t be disappointed, either. Guaranteed to laugh along.
Don't see it if It bothers you to Watch kids get so engaged, that they break the rules of sitting quietly.
See it if you're looking for a funny and engaging show to bring your kids to. Your kids' imagination and sense of play is actually PART of the show!
Don't see it if (sorry, I can't think of a reason why you shouldn't go to "Show Up, Kids!")
See it if With every hilarious gag Peter jumps in feet first. It's a show about dealing with the unexpected and facing your fears. A smile of a show.
Don't see it if Might not be a great fit without kids (Although I saw it with friends, adult friends, and loved it)
See it if If you have kids, this show is a must see! A hilarious performance full of audience interaction, Pete brings energy and talent to the stage.
Don't see it if You hate to be asked for participation or loud, laughing kids upset you.
See it if you want an interactive theatrical adventure! Pete is a brilliant improviser and talented host. You and your kids will laugh heartily! Go!
Don't see it if you don't like kids or using your imagination! Also, don't "Show Up" late! (The premise of the show is funny and kind of important.)
See it if You’re looking for something fun, engaging and entertaining for the whole family!
Don't see it if Your kids are teenagers unless they are love theatre. If they do, then they will enjoy it as well.
See it if You’re looking for a creative & interactive show for kids - really original & kids of all ages are made to feel welcome & 100% of the fun!
Don't see it if Your kids aren’t within the suggested age range
See it if This is a wonderful show to take the kids to but won't be boring for the adults at all! Peter is great at getting the kids to be creative!
Don't see it if If you don't have kids, skip it. See his adult "Show Up". If you have kids who are incapable of behaving, take them to the park instead.
See it if Children, parents and adults who don’t have children will like this show. Most is made up on the spot; ALL suggestions are encouraged.
Don't see it if if you can’t handle children talking during a show. They’re sitting, but enjoying themselves in a theatre environment.
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