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74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA 02138
Now showing, Open Run
By the time they get to the toilet-paper-flying finale, it's impossible to avoid joining the rest of the "booty shaking" crowd in the wildest beach ball party ever.
With a hint of vaudeville, a touch of madness and a whole lotta blinding spectacle, there's no other show on earth that comes close to touching the heels of this adventurous, ludicrously entertaining production. What started out as a small variety act has now become a worldwide phenomenon with international shows, numerous tours and permanent homes around the US.
The show was originally formed by three friends in the late 80s, who scraped together just enough money to rent out the small Off-Broadway Astor Place Theater in 1991. The trio was an instant hit, and over the years they've been able to create a far-reaching and ambitious company that features over 35 intensively-trained Blue Men. They moved into their Boston home of the Charles Playhouse in 1995, where the show has stayed ever since.
The Blue Men never speak, and present an innocent, infinitely curious view on our world, allowing them to alter their show over the years to reflect that particular generations interests (they've recently taken to theming their shows around our addiction to technology for instance). Among the signature routines you can expect to see in Boston is the thunderous, luminous paint-assisted drumming sequence - be warned, the first couple of rows are a splash zone!
Because the show is constantly evolving, it's difficult to pin down what exactly goes on - just know that audience participation is emphatically encouraged! It is said that one show saw an audience member suspended upside down, covered in paint and pushed against a canvas to produce a zany new art form!
Alongside Boston, the Blue Man Group has resident productions in New York, Orlando, Chicago and Las Vegas, as well as their worldwide tours, so it's no surprise that they get through about 78 gallons of blue tempura paint a week!
Opening night: 10 May 2007
Children under three will not be admitted to the theater, and everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Approx 100 minutes with no intermission
Please be aware that the show contains dynamic live music and utilizes a state-of-the-art sound system - there is a lot of music and percussion in the performance, as well as use of a strobe light (for just under five minutes). Since noise and strobe lighting can affect patrons of all ages, we suggest you ensure that this would be acceptable for everyone attending the performance.
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