Mario the Magician Magic Show

Mario the Magician Magic Show

Saturday, September 17 / 11:30am–12:15pm* + 3:45pm–4:30pm* / The Imaginarium

Sunday, September 18/ 11:30am–12:15pm* + 3:45pm–4:30pm*  / The Imaginarium

Presenter: Mario “the Magician” Marchese

New York’s Mario the Magician presents a live comedic performance of magic and slapstick with the unique integration of hidden modern technology and robotics in his handmade props. Mario’s repertoire features all things made by hand, often using found/salvaged materials, and he encourages children to make, not buy. The performance is a high-energy spectacle of vaudeville and slapstick, with fully-automated, interactive sidekicks including “Marcel the Mechanical Monkey,” “Mr. Lamp,” and “Mr. Clock.” Family-friendly geared toward ages 4-10.


About the Presenter

Mario the Magician has carved a name for himself with the high quality of his live comedic performance of magic and slapstick and the unique integration of hidden modern technology and robotics in his handmade props. Mario’s repertoire features all things made by hand, often using found/salvaged materials, and he encourages children to make, not buy. He is truly a “maker magician,” with a huge emphasis on the world of STEM/STEAM.

Mario has recently made appearances on Sesame Street, NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel, and live at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, World Maker Faire New York (2015 Editor’s Choice recipient), the American Museum of Natural History, and more. He is also the subject of award-winning indie documentary film, Building Magic, which is currently making its rounds at film festivals.

Mario’s live performance is geared toward ages 4­10 and their families, with many opportunities for audience participation. It is a high-energy spectacle of vaudeville and slapstick, featuring such intrigues as “Marcel the Mechanical Monkey,” “Mr. Lamp,” and “Mr. Clock,” fully-automated, interactive sidekicks.

*Please note: In the case of rain, this performance will be relocated indoors to JBL Theater.