Chances are, if you live in Chicago, you have seen the Blue Man Group. They have been at the Briar Street Theater since 1997. What you may not know is that the show continues to evolve. Some of the best parts remain the same. The Cap’n Crunch, marshmallows, three notepads flipping faster than you can read simultaneously, and paint on the drums scenes are worth seeing a second time. There are also new scenes. One of them involves the blue men riding a virtual roller coaster. One of the men passes out and wails around like a rag doll in a truly hilarious fashion!
Chicago’s production has also added parts of the Blue Man Group’s “Megastar World Tour”, a rock concert parody. The audience is instructed to go through the seven rock concert movements, such as one hand rocking, raising the roof, and throwing your hands in the air like you just don’t care. By this point in the show, it’s clear the actors play off the energy of the crowd, so everyone is happy to play along.
To keep the show Covid safe, everyone is required to wear a mask. Also, volunteers are equipped with a face shield while they are on stage.
To close out the show, the blue men shoot confetti cannons into the audience! It’s a full-on rave!
Overall, if you have already seen the Blue Man Group, it’s definitely worth attending again. And for all attending the show for the first time, prepare for a night of laughter, entertainment, and an overall fantastic night!
Cost of a ticket: $67 and up
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It –
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother
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