Mario the Maker Magician

Producer: Nicholas Clark Management
Writer: Mario Marchese
Directed By: Mario Marchese

Robots and magic and slapstick… oh my!

Synopsis

Mario leads you through a romping explosion of energy and belly laughs punctuated with moments of heart and emotion that will catch you by surprise. Not “just a kids’ show,” this is an all-ages theatre experience… for adults, kids, families… everyone.

Mario the Maker Magician weaves through a world of vaudeville and magic, cardboard and robots, science and innovation, to instil a positive message that will last in the minds and hearts of all who partake in the hour-long journey together.

“Very likely the best!” – The New York Times

Winner of the: Overall Best Children’s Show Adelaide Fringe 2024.

Short Reviews

Mario’s work creates opportunity. The opportunity to inspire people to break free from stagnation and to create. It’s an opportunity to take what’s come before and expand it into new directions. That’s an incredible gift.
David Copperfield
INSTANT AND INFECTIOUS CHAOS IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY. ★★★★★
ONE4REVIEW
PASSIONATELY CURIOUS ABOUT THE WORLD, AND DETERMINED TO SHARE HIS WONDER WITH AN AUDIENCE. ★★★★★
The List UK
HIS GENUINE INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE ★★★★CREATIVE ENDEAVOURS OF THESE KIDS SHINES THROUGH.
The Scotsman

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Technical Information

Touring Party: 4
Bump-in Time: 3 hours hrs
Bump-out Time: 1/2 hour hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

Standard rig required, LX notes to be provided

Audio

house system suitable for venue size

handheld wireless mic on stand

headphone or XLR input for iPad music playback system (all pre-music and show music will be controlled by Mario via remote) – the iPad system to be positioned in/near a wing area onstage, with screen clearly visible to Mario from the performance area

One stage monitor speaker positioned downstage right

Staging

6 mtrs – 5 mtrs

Height above 4 mtrs

Crew Notes

Venue Crew required for Bump In:

x1 LX Tech

x1 SD Tech

Transport Notes

All set, costume, and technical elements travel with the company and will arrive with the company at the beginning of install.

Audience & Marketing Notes

The key target audience is children aged from 5+ their families and carers.
The performance works well both as a schools show and a family show.
High energy and great magic skills with a taste of adventure and featuring hand-made robotics.
Great engagement and involvement of young people in the show.

Selling Points

  • Successful previous seasons and upcoming international bookings
  • Award winning, rave reviews and sell out seasons across the globe
  • Extensive marketing resources including social media content, videos, images and educational resources

Community Engagement

  • A session
  • Photo opportunities post show

Details

Audience

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust, Flat Floor, Hall, Tents

Duration

60 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

08/09/2025

26/10/2025

Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $15,000

Weekly Sell Off: $15,000

Per Performance: $6,500

Royalties: 12%
Apra Obligations: N/A

Resources

Technical Specifications

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