Blue Man Group has received praise from critics across the country. The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” The Charlotte Observer says Blue Man Group is “a hugely entertaining show for anyone ages 9 to 90”. The San Antonio Express-News proclaims it’s “an exhilarating, thought-provoking, laugh-yourself-silly evening of percussion-heavy rock music, comedy and playful commentary.”
Blue Man Group returns to the Performing Arts Center as a Cal Poly Arts Center Stage event, performing on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 23 and 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cohan Center.
“When we brought the phenomenal Blue Man Group here two seasons ago, both of their shows sold out quickly,” reports Cal Poly Arts director Steve Lerian. “So if you didn’t get to see them, you’ll definitely want to get tickets now. And if you saw their show last time, come back because it’s a fresh energy every performance and it will feel like a whole new experience.”
Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization and are best known for multimedia performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men.
“Our theatrical productions take a humorous look at what we like to call 2.5-D space,” says Blue Man Group Co-Founder Philip Stanton. “An example of what we mean by this would be emailing or texting the person in the next office rather than walking over to talk to them face-to-face.
“We say that no matter how high-tech things get, there’s still something human there. We’ll always need others, always need to collaborate. People still need to come together and look each other in the eye. Through the Blue Man’s connection with the audience, we hope to encourage this human-to-human interaction, while helping people reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.”
About Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group has performed on five continents and has been seen by more than 25 million people around the world. The company has permanent, sit-down productions in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and Orlando, as well as popular North American touring show and tailored-made show on the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Epic.
Over the years, Blue Man Group has made countless television appearances on shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Live! With Regis and Kelly,” the Primetime Emmy Awards, “Ellen,” “Cupcake Wars,” “Celebrity Apprentice” and “America’s Got Talent.”
Tickets for the performance range from $52 to $102 and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m, located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.
TICKETS: 805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online any time at www.calpolyarts.org.
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