ROBIN’S SHOW RECOMMENDATION: Blue Man Group (Las Vegas)
Wildly popular around the world, Blue Man Group defies simple description. A musical feast? Yes. A roller coaster of comedy? Absolutely. A stunning mix of technology and raw imagination? You bet. It’s all that and so much more. This explosion of color, humor, music, and technology comes to life every night in the custom-built Blue Man Group theatre at The Venetian® in Las Vegas. The show’s contagious energy engages the audience, thrilling adults and kids alike. It’s intense, exciting, interactive and above all – a must-see.
My husband, 8 year old son and I took in a show while vacationing in Vegas, and it was truly one of the highlights of our trip. I must admit, I didn’t know what to expect. We live in New York, and Blue Man Group has been performing here for quite some time, yet we hadn’t gotten around to seeing them. I’d caught performances on various television shows, and had decided I knew what it was all about. I was wrong. They blew us away! There is nothing like this live show….and I see a lot of theatre!
The blue-faced threesome were nothing short of — Irreverent, Sassy, Smart, and Inventive. ….I could go on. I found myself watching in awe/glee and asking “how did they ever come up with this?”….a real inspiration for those who aspire to think out of the box.
I particularly liked the act re: The Frontier and Rock Concert Movement. And, at the end (not sure I should say what happens….don’t want to ruin the surprise), but it was a hands-on audience participation hoot. My son couldn’t get enough of it, and we’d love to next take in the show in NYC.
If you have yet to see Blue Man Group, and plan a trip to Vegas, be sure to include their show in your visit.
Ticket prices start at $59 plus tax and service fees. Call 702.414.9001 or 1.800.blueman for ticket and show information. Special military and children’s pricing available. Ask about Blue Man Group’s dinner and VIP packages. Visit www.blueman.com/vegas for more information.
Currently, Blue Man Group theatrical shows can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, and Zurich. In spring and fall 2010, the popular Japan show will re-open and a touring production of the theatrical show will begin its journey around the US.