Last weekend we checked out the Blue Man Group in NYC. As the tagline says, “It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before”. Seriously. It was absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it.
I have been fascinated by the Blue Man Group since Tobias Fünke (from Arrested Development) “blue’d” himself (in Season 2).
Before our performance started, there was a LED marquee that was showing information. It mentioned someone’s birthday and asking us to sing, say things, it was very funny (unless they are reading, the kids really aren’t going to pay attention to that). If you are sitting in the front section, you will be giving a poncho (things do come flying out in the audience). We were in the back section and since the theatre is small, we were able to see perfectly. The Blue Men never say a word, but they are very expressive with their faces and actions.
They use props like marshmallows in a very surprising manner and we were gasping at some of the things they were doing. The Blue Men use paint in their act (in several different ways), it’s cool. They use audience volunteers in a couple of parts (one of which was really funny, the other way was very expressive) as well as giant iPhone like devices called the GiPad. Video is incorporated and you’re not sure where the Blue Men start and the video content ends. It’s done very well and we just loved this show!
At the end of the show, a lot of paper toweling rolls are used. This was my oldest son and middle child’s favorite part.
During parts of the show, the lights go out a few times and the music gets loud. If you have a child that has sensory issues, they may not like the loud music and the flashing lights. My oldest has outgrown his sensory issues, so it wasn’t a problem for him. They offer booster seats, snacks for purchase. The bathrooms are small and had long lines, so you may want to make sure you go before you get to the theatre.
After the show, we took a picture with one of the Blue Men. We thought this was awesome and you can do this after each show. The Blue Man Group offers group discounts, birthday party packages, and have local restaurant partners.
Get tickets: http://www.blueman.com/new-york/buy-tickets
Ticket price range: $72 – $102
The Blue Man Group is recommended for ages 3 and up.
There are current performances in NYC, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Las Vegas, plus a tour going on (to more cities).
Special NYC Discount: From June 1 through August 31, 2014, New York area locals can take advantage of a special offer from Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theatre, saving $20 off regular Orchestra and Mezzanine ticket prices. Use code NEWYORK for $20 off for New York locals. Tickets are subject to availability and excludes Saturday 8pm performances.
We’ve got two tickets to giveaway to a NYC performance. This is good for a Blue Man Group performance from Sunday to Thursday and must be used by September 30, 2014.
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Thank you to Blue Man Group for providing tickets in exchange for an honest review and for a giveaway. As always, all opinions are my own.