The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a fun magic show for kids and adults with loads of audience interaction and laughs.  Max is charming, witty and engaging, and has a good time with the kids as well as mystifying a crowd.  At times, he brought Pee Wee Herman to mind (in a good way), and children in the audience couldn’t get enough of him.  My son really enjoyed the show.

Running Time:  60 minutes
Tickets:  $20 – $49.50 orchestra, $54.00 premium (Front Row/Carpet Seating)

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Buy Tickets By Phone:  212-239-6300 or 800-432-7250

s: Saturdays at 4:30pm through July 1st. Sunday performances at 4:30pm:  4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 6/24, 7/1
Mid-week performances: Wednesday 4/11 at 3pm and Monday 5/28 at 11am.

For more information, visit   It’s playing at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center — a lovely space — my first time there.

Max Darwin began charming audiences at the young age of 5 months, traveling all over the United States alongside his parents who were professional street performers specializing in clowning, mime, juggling, and magic.  Since 2000, he has performed more than 3,000 magic shows, including attendance by such celebrities as Uma Thurman, Chazz Palminteri, William Baldwin, Diana Ross, Steven A. Cohen, Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Sisto, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more. 

Max has studied tightrope with Phillipe Petit; Mime with Tony Montanaro; and Clowning with many master clowns including Fred Garbo and Bob Berky.  He is also a classically trained actor, with a BFA in Theater from Purchase College.  In 2003, Max was handpicked as the host of the hit Nickelodeon show GAME FARM!  Max has also been a featured actor in many Off Broadway plays and numerous TV commercials for companies like Axe Body Spray, Verizon, Bank of America, and Coca Cola.

 Max’s first instructional Magic DVD for kids “MAGIC IN MINUTES!” is now available.


Family 4-pk to see the show on April 28, April 29, May 5, May 6 or May 12 – 4:30pm.   To be entered to win, post a comment on this blog indicating why you’d like to take your family to the show, and which date works for you.   Please also include your full email address so you may be contacted.  One winner will be chosen on 4/24 and notified via email.

  1. 10 Responses to “ROBIN’S SHOW RECOMMENDATION & TICKET GIVEAWAY: The Amazing Max”

  2. We love magic and May 12 would be great! Thanks! you

    By susan on Apr 20, 2012

  3. My kids love magic shows. This one would be the best they have seen. We the parents would enjoy it tremendously too!

    By Jennifer zhang on Apr 21, 2012

  4. Looks like this show is very interesting and would be a wonderful First-time show for my son who would be turning 2 next month. I hope he’ll be lucky enough to win some tickets for his birthday!


    By Mei on Apr 21, 2012

  5. My daughter got a magic set for Christmas and loves to practice her tricks. We would love to see The Amazing Max and be inspired! April 28 would work great for us :)

    By Andrea Ross on Apr 21, 2012

  6. My son loves to put on a good show. He currently sings and dances. Magic would be a good addition.

    By Melinda on Apr 21, 2012

  7. May 6th is best for my family.

    By Melinda on Apr 21, 2012

  8. My daughter has been performing “magic tricks” for us since she was teeny. We’d love to take her to this! We would be able to go May 5, 6, or 12.

    By Jennifer Maslowski on Apr 22, 2012

  9. Any day in May would be good for us. Magic show in May — it will be a great experience for my two kid. I am sure they will be remembering it for a long time.

    By Jen on Apr 22, 2012

  10. Hi Robin,
    We’ve all been sick for days, a terrible cold virus… Finally recovering. We need a family fun day out….Any performance on Saturday or Sunday would work except for 4/29.

    By Zenobia on Apr 23, 2012

  11. Congrats to Jennifer…the winner of the tickets for this show! Thanks to all of you who entered. Please be sure to read our blog regularly, as other giveaways are coming up. For example, we will be offering tix to see LONELY, I’M NOT, a new adult show in NYC.

    By Robin Gorman Newman on Apr 24, 2012