Already closed | 1h 0m | East Village

Show Up, Kids!

From 42 member  reviews
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. More…

From the show:

When the main attraction doesn't show up, Pete enlists the help of the kids to provide prompts and control everything from plot to props, characters to costumes, and settings to sound in a one-of-a-kind, 55-minute laughfest.

1h 0m | Already closed | The Kraine Theater (East Village)

Member Reviews (42)


Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious
Avg Score

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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!

Masterful, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You have a young child who loves theater and challenge. I saw this with my 4.5 year old grandson & his mother and he was engaged the entire

Don't see it if If you want only adult entertainment

Also My grandson rated it a 5

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.

Refreshing, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you have kids and a free weekend afternoon! Kids can call out and participate, no need to sit still.

Don't see it if you don't want to be around kids.

Great writing, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You have kids, you’re a kid, you’re a kid at heart, or you’re an adult. It is hilarious, endearing, and wildly creative. Peter is brilliant.

Don't see it if You’re not up for an adventure.

Silly, Joyful, Funny

See it if We really enjoyed this show! My 7 yo was giggling the entire time and my "too cool for school" 9 yo couldn't stop smiling.

Don't see it if you are a curmudgeon with no sense of humor

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.

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.

Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if You want to expose your kids to inventive, original theater.

Don't see it if You hate having fun.

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, 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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