show up

you're in charge of the show!

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, Fun event, and we 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


Peter is one of the most infectious, creative performers I have ever had the privilege to watch. The kids loved every minute and were engaged from start to finish. My son and his friends still talk about it to this day as well as the other parents who were thrilled to go to a party with something so different and special. This is not a show you just watch - you experience it. Peter's talent is unmatched.”

- Alicia Levy, Jaxon’s mom


Peter brings amazing energy, you can't help but want to be a part of the show! The show is hysterical and engaging. Our students had so much fun!

- Michelle Lang, Cooke School Director of Alumni Services


"Show Up, Kids!" was one of the most unique and entertaining programs we've held at the Gardiner Library. The kids co-create a show that is engaging, mesmerizing, and makes parents and kids alike laugh out loud. Peter Michael Marino's energy and amazing talent make for a fun-filled show.

- Norma Lana, President of the Gardiner Library Board of Trustees


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


Working with Pete was an absolute pleasure. He centered the plot around my son a bit, focusing on his interests, but the entire audience truly felt a part of the action. The kids were joyous, laughing and even our most shy guest found herself enthusiastically participating. The kids had an absolute blast and the adults were right there with them.

- Randi Berry, Eli’s Mom and Executive Director Indie Theater Fund