Already closed | 0h 55m | East Village

Show Up, Kids!

From 26 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious

About the show

From Peter Michael Marino, the creator of the improvised comedy "Show Up," comes this interactive twist on the traditional kids show. More…

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?

0h 55m | Already closed | The Kraine Theater (East Village)

Member Reviews (26)


Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious
Avg Score

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!

Also Wasn't sure whether to score this based on how the kids liked it or on... Read more Read less

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

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.

Confusing, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Childish

See it if See this show if you’re a little kid and enjoy silly stories.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you’re too stuffy for children’s improv.

Ambitious, Delightful, Funny, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You want to take your kid(s) to a fantastic, fun off-broadway show and get them excited for more theater.

Don't see it if You want something serious.

Also The comedian involved all of the kids in the audience (and possibly al... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

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.

Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Must see

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!

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

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.

Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Hilarious, Riveting

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.

Also Peter Michael Marino is a smart, engaging storyteller with enormous en... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You love to laugh and watch creative imaginations soar!

Don't see it if You have an irrational fear of make believe.

Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if You have a kid ages 3-10 that like to laugh.

Don't see it if No reason, at all, to not see this. Peter is amazing, thinks on his toes and creates magic with even the oddest group of kids.

Clever, Enchanting, Funny

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)

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Must see

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

Hilarious, Delightful, Refreshing, Must see

See it if you enjoy seeing high-energy, engaging performances. Kids (and adults!) will enjoy the heck out of it!

Don't see it if you don’t want to have a blast!

Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Hilarious

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!")

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Masterful

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.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

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.)

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Original

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.

Refreshing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Hilarious, Must see

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!

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

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.

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Hilarious

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.

Funny, Entertaining, Must see, Clever, Hilarious

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.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Must see

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.

Funny, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Clever

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.

Clever, Funny, Must see, Entertaining, Refreshing

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

September 10th, 2018
"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, c...
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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...
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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 gi...
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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 ...
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