Young Marvels

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 8.8  (7)

Young Marvels was a reality TV series that aired on OVATION in 2014. The show followed the lives of eight exceptionally gifted and talented children, who had excelled in fields such as music, art, dance, and theatre. These children, who ranged in age from 10 to 16, were on the cusp of greatness and were poised to become legends in their respective fields.

The show was a fascinating insight into the world of child prodigies, and how they balance their extraordinary talents with the everyday challenges of being a kid. From dealing with school bullies to managing their stage fright, the show offered a window into the ups and downs of being an exceptionally gifted child.

Each episode featured a handful of children, and gave viewers a glimpse into their lives, both on and offstage. We saw them practicing for performances, receiving coaching and instruction from their mentors, and bonding with their fellow prodigies. We also got to see the children interacting with their families, sharing their dreams and aspirations, and discussing the challenges they faced as gifted children.

The series was hosted by actress and musician, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was himself a prodigious talent in his youth. Miranda brought a great deal of insight and empathy to the show, and offered his own perspective as someone who had been in the children's shoes.

Throughout the series, we saw the children performing at various venues across the country, such as Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. We watched as they tackled complex musical pieces, created breathtaking works of art, and wowed audiences with their incredible talent.

One notable episode of the series featured a young violinist named Tyler Butler-Figueroa, who had been diagnosed with leukemia at the age of four. Despite his illness, Tyler continued to play the violin and was eventually discovered by a talent scout who saw him performing on the street. The episode chronicled Tyler's journey as he underwent chemotherapy and continued to pursue his passion for music. In the end, Tyler was given the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, a dream come true for any young musician.

Another episode followed a teenage dancer named Derek who had been born with scoliosis. Despite the physical limitations that came with his condition, Derek had become an accomplished dancer and was determined to pursue a career in ballet. The episode chronicled Derek's daily struggle with his condition, as well as his efforts to train and prepare for an upcoming audition.

Overall, Young Marvels was an inspiring and uplifting series that celebrated the incredible talent and determination of these gifted children. The show offered a rare and intimate look into the lives of child prodigies and the unique challenges they face as they strive for greatness. Whether they were performing on stage, interacting with their families, or simply enjoying their childhoods, the children featured on the show were a testament to the power of hard work and dedication.

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The Final Bow
10. The Final Bow
September 17, 2014
Lev has to say farewell to his father while Mabou's mother meets with an Ivy League admissions counselor.
Dress Rehearsal
9. Dress Rehearsal
September 10, 2014
Lev receives a surprise lesson from Dancing With The Stars dancer, Cheryl Burke.
Paying the Price
8. Paying the Price
September 3, 2014
Clark sees a throat specialist to check on the health of his vocal chords and receives unexpected news. The overwhelming cost of Mabou's education puts her parents at odds. Matthew is surprised by a visit from his best friend and biggest champion - his sister.
Permission Slip
7. Permission Slip
August 27, 2014
Mae Ya races to make last minute changes to a song after her mother criticizes her performance. Duncan worries about impressing his father at his biggest recital of the year. Sophia hopes a meeting with an online school counselor will finally convince her mom that homeschooling is the right choice to ensure her career as a dancer.
Balancing Act
6. Balancing Act
August 20, 2014
Mae Ya puts practice aside to enjoy a rare night with friends. Matthew's parents encourage his independence. Lev is excited to perform but wishes his dad could be there.
Revenge of the Nerds
5. Revenge of the Nerds
August 13, 2014
Matthew and his dad get ready for his first big show since opening for Stevie Wonder. Sophia searches for the confidence she needs to wow the judges. Charlie nervously steps on stage for his recital at Juilliard.
Family Ties
4. Family Ties
August 6, 2014
Mae Ya smiles through her mother's perfection demands as she gets ready for a major performance. Lev has his a best friend Natalina for a dance partner, but misses his dad who's in Russia for half the year. Duncan goes home to Vermont for a weekend and has painful questions about when his family can all be together again.
Under Pressure
3. Under Pressure
July 30, 2014
Sophia thinks about homeschooling to spend more time to train with the hottest choreographers in LA. Clark sacrifices time with friends to pursue an opera career. Duncan leaves the teasing he had at home as a boy ballet dancer while in NY at performing arts school.
Practice Makes Perfect
2. Practice Makes Perfect
July 23, 2014
Cellist Charlie is doing well at Juilliard but his parents are worried about him having enough time to just be a kid. Duncan struggles with leaving his dad in Vermont to pursue a ballet career in New York with mom. Polyglot Mabou confronts her perfectionist mother and Matthew yawns through his braille music lesson as his parents have a hard time preparing him to be a blind adult.
WOW Factor (Pilot)
1. WOW Factor (Pilot)
July 16, 2014
Featuring amazing prodigies and their intense world of juggling studio time or practices with the stresses of just being a kid. Find out what it's like growing up with big artistic gifts and the sacrifices and hardships that come with such great powers.
  • Premiere Date
    July 16, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (7)