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 You like to laugh, enjoy seeing kids totally involved in the creative process and watching a master improviser at work.
Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor, a love of life or seeing the joy of kids helping create a show with a master improviser.
Also Do yourself and any kid you know a favor...Go!
See it if It’s supposed to be for kids, but it’s for everyone! Peter is a master of humor & improvisation. He is also vulnerable inside the hilarity.
Don't see it if ...you don’t like shows that are funny and surprising.
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’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 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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