David Blaine calls Mario "the best kids magician in the world!!" He'll be at Firehouse Theater this weekend.

As seen on Sesame Street and NBC Universals Sprout Channel, NYCs Mario the Maker Magician is making his way to Newport in February!

David Blaine calls Mario “the best kids magician in the world!!” and even brought him on tour in 2018 as his opening act! 

More than just a performer, Mario the Maker Magician is also an inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEAM initiatives and his integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Regardless, he never sacrifices the old-school slapstick vibe that audiences so love. Its vintage meets the future. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist.

You can see Mario the Maker Magician live on Sunday, February 3rd at 11 am or 3 pm at The Firehouse Theater, home of The Bit Players.

The show is recommended for ages 3-10, and their families! The length of performance is approximately 50-60 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets are $10 for ages 2 – 12 and $20 for ages $13 and up. For tickets and more information, visit https://marioinnewport.brownpapertickets.com/.

For more information about Mario, please visit www.mariothemagician.com.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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