About The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things
The Amazing Max (aka Max Darwin) makes his return to New York City just in time for the holidays with a six-week run of his family-friendly magic show, The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things. In this wacky, high-energy performance, Max’s miraculous magic hands make eggs, coins, cards and handkerchiefs disappear and reappear in the oddest of places, and his inventive approach to prestidigitation will leave you shaking your head in awe -- how did THAT get THERE? This is old school conjuring at its best, performed by an expert magician who knows his stuff and who doesn’t need fancy lights, fog or a glamorous outfit to get it done. Just a guy and a top hat . . . and a box of interesting things!
The show’s venue, the MMAC Theater at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, is small enough (just 199 seats) for everyone in the audience to feel involved, and the stadium seating ensures that even the youngest members of the audience will have no trouble seeing the action -- a great bonus since this interactive show is built on audience participation. Yep, the truly amazing thing about Max is his easy demeanor with kids, who, picked from the audience at random (really!), act as his assistants throughout the show.
Max's tricks maximize the kids' participation, helping them feel like a part of the action without scaring them. What's more, Max never condescends -- his winks and nods to the adults in the audience are friendly and warm as can be. The show also contains just enough of the kind of mild "grody" humor kids love, and our guess is most kids will leave not only wanting to be a magician, but to be best friends with Max himself, a truly likeable fellow. The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a show that will amuse, awe and inspire all the members of your family from young to old and is a welcome addition to this year's holiday offerings in New York City.
One hour and five minutes (no intermission)
Did you know?
The Amazing Max, aka Max Darwin, has been performing magic since the age of 5; he spent his childhood traveling around the United States with his parents, professional street performers who specialized in clowning, mime, juggling and, of course, magic!
Harry Houdini, the famous magician and escape artist, has his very own museum in New York City: The Houdini Museum, located in the city’s famous Fantasma Magic Store, boasts more than 1,500 pieces of "Houdiniana" in its archives.
This show is perfect for families, magic lovers and magic-loving families! Kids ages three and up will especially adore Max's high-energy, kid-friendly brand of showmanship.
Good for kids?
Absolutely. Kids will love Max's energetic, wacky and accessible brand of magic, especially children age 3 and up, though all ages are welcome. Babies under 1 year are free.
MMAC Theater Location Information:
248 W 60th St.
New York, NY 10023
1, A, C, B, D, to 59th Street/Columbus Circle