When my older kids were three and five, I took them to see The Amazing Max. We all loved the show and I had a feeling the show would be a success. I even wrote about it in my post. My kids are now almost nine and eleven and guess what? I was right! The Amazing Max is still going strong and it’s even better than the first time around! Magic & Giggles at The Amazing Max Show for Kids and Their Parents in NYC
The show is based on the talent of Max Darwin, a magician who is not only great at magic but also hysterically funny. His humor is based on his interaction with kids – he invites many kids from the audience to participate in the show and this has become a part of his act. He has a good rapport with kids of all ages; he is as comfortable with a giggling five-year-old as he is with a sassy nine-year-old. He is quick on his feet and really makes the most out of every interaction he has with children.
Some of his magic tricks are more sophisticated than others but all are entertaining, due to Max’s charisma. Not only were my children laughing throughout the show, so were my husband and I. Max’s humor appeals mainly to young children but it’s hard not to laugh at his antics. He just seems to know instinctively what makes kids laugh and how to entertain. The magic tricks that he performs are merely one aspect of the show. What I loved even more was that some of his jokes were not intentional, but were rather made on-the-spot. It was truly an entertaining performance.
The show is 65 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for ages 3 and up. The theater has five rows so every seat gets you a great view. Premium seats, in the front, include an early entrance to the theater where kids can learn a magic lesson by Max’s assistant and get to take home a magic trick.
When: Through March 11, 2018
Sat & Sun at 3:30pm
Where: Theater at Blessed Sacrament
152 West 71st St., NYC
Price: $34.50 – 69.50
To purchase tickets click here or call (866) 811-4111. You can also purchase at the box office one hour before the show.
Photos by Carol Rosegg
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets to the show.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman writes for Little Spoon and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for seventeen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 11, 8 and 5) and loves finding great products for her family.