by Guest Blogger Maytal Wichman
As a mom of two toddlers, I find myself spending my weekends doing kid-centric activities which are, for the most part, geared towards children only. It is rare to go somewhere and enjoy the actual performance, not just the smile on my children’s face. At the magic show The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things I was able to do both. In fact, I smiled just as much as my kids did. I also laughed – much louder than they did. In other words, I was entertained.
Born to professional street performers, Max Darwin, a.k.a. the Amazing Max, spent his youth performing with his family all over the United States. His experiences performing clowning, mime, juggling and magic has certainly earned him well over the required 10,000 hours to make him the success he is today (for those “Outliers” enthusiasts). Max Darwin is now considered one of Manhattan’s most elite in-demand family entertainers.
The show, which runs 60 minutes, includes card tricks, juggling and a pig who is also a mind-reader, as well as participation by children from the audience. At the show we recently attended the jokes flew a mile a minute and the audience, including my 3-year-old and 5-year-old, was in total awe. It was clear this was a top-notch performance that could very well stand on its own as a Vegas performance. Like many magicians, Max has a shtick. But his shtick is so good, I left the show wanting to see more and with a strong feeling that the Amazing Max has all the makings of a cult-like following.
The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things is playing on Saturdays at 4:30pm until June 30th, 2012.
MMAC Theater at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street (Between Amsterdam and West End Avenue)
New York, NY 10023
Tickets: $29.50 Orchestra seating; $49.50 VIP seating (“Magic Carpet”).
To purchase tickets and find out about added weekly performances please visit www.TheAmazingMax.com
For a special discount on Orchestra seating tickets use the promo AMPROMO1 at www.broadwayoffers.com for a price of $26.50 per ticket.
One lucky winner will receive 4 tickets to see the show:
The tickets are for the 3pm Wednesday performances (3/21, 3/28 or 4/11).
Photos by Jacquline Patton.
I was not paid for this post. I did receive tickets to attend the performance.
Guest Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Healthy Bites and also writes for Long Island Mamas. Maytal has been living in New York City for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but writing about nutrition and helping families eat better is her true passion. She grew up in both California and Israel, which explains her love for California cuisine (fresh, local ingredients), as well as Mediterranean food (flavorful, heart-healthy ingredients). Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to two kids (ages 5 & 2) and works hard to ensure they eat healthy, unprocessed food, while trying to make it as delicious as possible. Married to a vegetarian and being a pescetarian herself, this can be quite a challenge. On an ordinary night at her dinner table, you can hear things like “More cauliflower, please!”, “How come I didn’t get a lot of tomato?” and “Fish oil! Yaaaay!”.