Unless you've been living in a bunker for the past 26 years, you've probably heard of Blue Man Group. You may have even seen them live. This month, they freshened up their show with some sweet bits that will make you smile, laugh and cheer for more.
Blue Man Group is like seeing a psychedelic vaudeville stage production, except there's no talking. It's pretty incredible how entertaining miming, clowning, drumming and visual effects can be. Plus, it's highly interactive, which was extra fun for me when I saw it recently.
I was the lucky lady plucked from the audience to join the Blue Man Group for dessert on stage. This was not planned, so I was so surprised to be picked out of a large crowd. I had the best time laughing and being an honorary Blue Man, even if it was for a moment. I don't want to give too much away because this portion of the show is a riot!
Yes, they continue to catch marshmallows in their mouths like Olympic athletes. Yes, they still drum on paint covered drums. But the new additions really modernize the show and make it an unforgettable experience. Here's the breakdown...
- New GiPad content explores the experiences of creating strong and complex passcodes for digital devices along with the constant flood of advertising in today's digital age.
- A new "Rock Concert Movement" has been added to the show that reflects the popularity of the "selfie" in today's social media culture.
- "Giacometti," the first single from Blue Man Group's latest studio album, "THREE," is now included in the show. The album was released in April 2016 and draws inspiration from 25 years of creative growth and development.
- Blue Man Group's popular lightsuits piece has been revitalized with new music and choreography.
- Blue Man Group has created several new video elements to enhance various acts of the show.
- A refreshed finale complete with new music will give audiences a dance party they'll never forget. (*my personal favorite!)
So whether you're a newbie or fanatic, you have a reason to go visit Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted) in Lakeview to see the boys in blue do their thang. Tickets are $49-$99 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 773-348-4000 or online. Performance times vary, so visit blueman.com/chicago for a full show schedule.