The Amazing Max: Magic and Comedy for the Entire Family Lands in the UWS

  Last modified on August 14th, 2018

Even though New York City is the entertainment capital of the world, finding appealing, truly enjoyable family events in the Big Apple can prove to be a challenge from time to time. In January, and into the first week of February, the Upper West Side is home to a truly amazing show perfect for people of all ages. The Amazing Max will be presented at Theater at Blessed Sacrament from now through February 4th.

The Amazing Max combined family friendly magic and comedy in a truly engaging fashion. Because of the popularity of The Amazing Max, tickets are expected to go quickly. Ticket prices range from $44.50 to $59.50. Tickets can be purchased online at

The Amazing Max will be playing on the UWS every Saturday and Sunday in January, with show times at 3:30 in the afternoon. The final two shows in this special Upper West Side run will be the first Saturday and Sunday in February, also at 3:30 p.m.

The Amazing Max

The Amazing Max receives high praise time and again:

“A little bit of heaven …” – New York Times

“His ability to astound is amazing …” – Huffington Post

“An awesome and hilarious live magic show … “ – PBS Kids

“Max Darwin is indeed amazing …” – Time Out NY Kids

Who is The Amazing Max?

Max Darwin is a highly regarded entertainer that earned the title “The Amazing Max” because of his keen ability to wed comedy and magic. Max’s skills thoroughly entertain adults while keeping children enthralled. Max’s lively show seems to defy the very laws of physics and all occurs only inches away from the faces of audience members. Another compelling component of The Amazing Max is that much of what he does on stage involves significant audience interaction. The Amazing Max has become one of the most sought after acts in the United States.

The Amazing Max

Max is no stranger to the stage. In fact, he was introduced to the world of entertainment before he could walk. Beginning at the age of five months, Max traveled with his parents, professional performers who specialized in magic, mime, clowning, and juggling.

Max performs over 100 shows annually, including special events for well known celebrities. His list of celebrity clients is growing longer each year and includes Tommy Hilfiger, Uma Thurman, Diana Ross, Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Sisto, Chazz Palminteri, and Hank Azaria.

Max’s presence on the Upper West Side for the coming month is far from his firms stint in the Big Apple. Max is a New York City fixture, creating “The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things” in 2011. This production not only has successfully toured across the United States but has played Off-Broadyway for four years. The show received glowing reviews from the New York Times, PBS Kids, and Huffington Post. “The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things” was nominated for the Best Family Show by the Off-Broadway Alliance.

In addition to his acclaimed work on stage, Max has been seen on Brain Games on the National Geographic Channel. His additional television credits include appearance on Black Box, Game Farm, and Blindspot. He has also done nationwide television commercials for major companies including Verizon, Bank of America, Axe Body Spray, and Coca-Cola.

About the Theater at Blessed Sacrament

Located at 152 West 71st, Theater at Blessed Sacrament is just east of Broadway and is an Upper West Side fixture. (The venue used to be called Arclight Theatre.) Located on the grounds of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, the theater’s doors are open to the community. The mission of the venue is to provide high caliber, family friendly entertainment to the Upper West Side and NYC as a whole.

In addition to outstanding shows like this month’s The Amazing Max, the Theater at Blessed Sacrament presents a year-long concert series. Performing artists involved in family friendly endeavors from the Upper West Side are invited to perform on the stage at the Theater at Blessed Sacrament as well.

More information on the full spectrum of events at the Theater at Blessed Sacrament, and about performing at the venue, can be obtained by calling 212-877-3111.

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