BLUE MAN GROUP

Critics

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Reviews: 5

Audience

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Reviews: 0

The Blue Men see fun in your future and are here to reignite your digitally-overloaded senses. If you like normal, think again — ‘cause this show is a rollicking, rowdy, rave of a good time. You’ll witness music, laughter, and surprises over and over.

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Among the most recognizable novelty acts extant, the three cobalt-blue headed guys in black trench coats are still amusing audiences long after their 1987 debut. What they do is part clown, part musician, and part artist. It is impromptu and planned, depending on the whims of the performers. For 90 minutes they unleash their special blend of theatrical shtick to the delight of the crowd.

sweet - Melinda Schupmann - ShowMag - ...read full review


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Beyond the soul, however, there is the heart, and the beating heart of a Blue Man Group performance are the kids. Since my wife had to work, I brought my mother-in-law to the show, and she wholeheartedly agreed with this observation. Sitting a row behind us, a little boy sounded like Peter Pan on his first adventure. Expressing joy and amazement to his mom at every beat, his vibrant experience of Blue Man Group is the key to their ongoing success. Such an otherworldly magic in today's world that lights up the eyes of a child is worth every penny spent. It cannot be forgotten.

sweet - Valerie Milano - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


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The only thing that might have enhanced this BMG experience is if it had more of a narrative thread or story arc– such as the men working against their cold and impersonal surroundings– instead of playing out a series of unexpected situations within that environment. But the show does crescendo in a mesmerizing fury of sound, color, light and emphatic percussion. In the end, nothing detracts from the sheer fun, delight and amazement inherent in this exuberant show.

sweet - Anita W. Harris - Signal Tribune - ...read full review


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In general, the Blue Man Group was, well, the Blue Man Group. Strange. Silly. Wordless. Playful and curious. Childlike and childish. There were sequences that were great (such as the paint marshmallows). Audience participation was fun. But there was something off. The energy and madness was toned down a notch. It wasn’t the craziness I remembered from Vegas.

I can’t quite pinpoint the problem. Was it the significantly larger house? Was it a seeming over reliance on technology, including a massive technological set? Was it the safety for the audience a tour provides? I’m not sure. I just know the show didn’t “wow” me as it did the first time I saw them on stage.

sweet-sour - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


Jill Weinlein

It’s loud from the beginning when this blue trio enters onstage and pull a gong out of the bag to bang. With each strike, lights on the back wall sparkle along the chaotic floor to ceiling set by Jason Ardizzone-West. One soon realizes their senses will be challenged and at times overloaded by New York-based lighting designer Jen Striver’s enhancements.

sweet-sour - Jill Weinlein - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


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Among the most recognizable novelty acts extant, the three cobalt-blue headed guys in black trench coats are still amusing audiences long after their 1987 debut. What they do is part clown, part musician, and part artist. It is impromptu and planned, depending on the whims of the performers. For 90 minutes they unleash their special blend of theatrical shtick to the delight of the crowd.

sweet - Melinda Schupmann - ShowMag - ...read full review


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Beyond the soul, however, there is the heart, and the beating heart of a Blue Man Group performance are the kids. Since my wife had to work, I brought my mother-in-law to the show, and she wholeheartedly agreed with this observation. Sitting a row behind us, a little boy sounded like Peter Pan on his first adventure. Expressing joy and amazement to his mom at every beat, his vibrant experience of Blue Man Group is the key to their ongoing success. Such an otherworldly magic in today's world that lights up the eyes of a child is worth every penny spent. It cannot be forgotten.

sweet - Valerie Milano - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


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The only thing that might have enhanced this BMG experience is if it had more of a narrative thread or story arc– such as the men working against their cold and impersonal surroundings– instead of playing out a series of unexpected situations within that environment. But the show does crescendo in a mesmerizing fury of sound, color, light and emphatic percussion. In the end, nothing detracts from the sheer fun, delight and amazement inherent in this exuberant show.

sweet - Anita W. Harris - Signal Tribune - ...read full review


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In general, the Blue Man Group was, well, the Blue Man Group. Strange. Silly. Wordless. Playful and curious. Childlike and childish. There were sequences that were great (such as the paint marshmallows). Audience participation was fun. But there was something off. The energy and madness was toned down a notch. It wasn’t the craziness I remembered from Vegas.

I can’t quite pinpoint the problem. Was it the significantly larger house? Was it a seeming over reliance on technology, including a massive technological set? Was it the safety for the audience a tour provides? I’m not sure. I just know the show didn’t “wow” me as it did the first time I saw them on stage.

sweet-sour - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


Jill Weinlein

It’s loud from the beginning when this blue trio enters onstage and pull a gong out of the bag to bang. With each strike, lights on the back wall sparkle along the chaotic floor to ceiling set by Jason Ardizzone-West. One soon realizes their senses will be challenged and at times overloaded by New York-based lighting designer Jen Striver’s enhancements.

sweet-sour - Jill Weinlein - On Stage Blog - ...read full review