just show up

the shows where you're in charge

Show Up is Peter Michael Marino's critically acclaimed socially anxious solo comedy that's partially improvised and based on the crazy lives of the audience, who also direct, and run set and sound. Plus, there's a party! Directed by Michole Biancosino + the audience.   

PRIVATE Parties & School Performances

“Show Up, Kids!” is the perfect show for your school, Community Center, Library, or child’s party. We can customize the show to meet any size venue from 25-300 seats, in any location from a private party in an actual theater, to a community play space, Auditorium, cafeteria, or living room.

 Post-show fun on stage!

Post-show fun on stage!

We strive to make your party or school show a memorable, personalized event to remember, and will work with you on every aspect to make that happen.

Please email Peter for more information and rates.



“Show Up, Kids” was the absolute highlight of our camp day! Peter’s amazing energy and imaginative spirit kept both the kids and staff thoroughly entertained for the hour. The fact that the kids got to co-create the show was a huge part of its success. Highly recommended if you and your kids like to smile and have fun.”

- Amanda Miller, Sprout Brooklyn Programmer


“Show Up, Kids!” made for the most unique, engaging, and utterly raucous birthday party imaginable. Pete proved to be the consummate partner, tailoring the performance for Maya’s special day. The formula of imaginative storytelling coupled with a silly, improvisational format captivated kids and adults alike. Without reservation the most fun and memorable party we’ve had the privilege of hosting.”

- Isaac Alshihabi, Parent of 5-year old Maya


I am part of the PTA at PS 84 Lillian Webber School of the Arts and was responsible for the entertainment for our Big Fall Fair. We invited Peter to perform for the kids and he was a big hit! The kids were delighted and mesmerized. In the end, he was like the Pied Piper and had a group of about twenty-five kids following him around the stage. Peter is hilarious and so clever the way he improvises a show, weaves together and brings full circle a story that includes all of these story elements the kids themselves came up with. It’s brilliant! And fun for parents, too.

- Adelaide Mestre, Parent and PTA Member


“Show up, kids was so much fun!! The kids were completely engaged, so were the adults! Kids, smiling ear to ear, were sitting on the edge of the seats to see what would happen next. Peter connected with the audience from beginning to end. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a great family outing!”

- Bryce Elliot, Glenwood Life Center


Thank you so much for making Sydney’s 9th birthday a huge success! You were so much fun and the kids enjoyed being part of the show.

- Virginia Tolkin, King’s Park, NY