Apr 072014
 

**Masshole Mommy received four complimentary tickets to see Blue Man Group in Boston in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in anyway**

Have you ever seen the Blue Man Group?  I recently had an opportunity to go see the show with my family and I don’t even think words can express how much we loved it.  I was super excited to take my family to see it.  I had seen the show three or four times in the past, but it was the first time seeing the show for my husband and boys.  Knowing them, I knew it was going to be a hit with all three of them and I was so happy that they all liked it even more than I thought they would.

Ok, so you’ve heard of Blue Man Group, but you’re not really sure what it’s all about, huh?  Well, it’s really hard to explain, so here’s what they say about the show on their website:

Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining.” But the only way to truly understand Blue Man Group’s global popularity is to see the show for yourself.

The show is about an hour and 40 minutes with no intermission, and it flew by.  I was shocked when I looked at my watch and saw that the show was nearly over.  Blue Man Group is fast moving and highly entertaining.  We were not bored for a second.  Honestly, if you are looking for something different to do with your family, check out the show – it’s very family friendly and so much fun!

For families looking for fun activities during school vacation week, Blue Man Group is providing a week full of extras that are guaranteed to occupy youngsters and earn parents the “Coolest Parent Ever” title.

Blue Man Group's 20th Anniversary Reunion Show

Families can spend an afternoon at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse (74 Warrenton Street, Boston MA) where friendly staff members are ready and waiting in the lounge to decorate youngsters in true Blue Man style with free face painting services before select performances.

Players from the NE Revolution and the Boston Breakers will be joining us as well! Come meet and greet with the athletes before the select shows.

The newly transformed lounge features a brand new interactive music and light installation created by Blue Man Group, called the “Lounge-U-Lum”. Kids and parents will have hours of delight creating sound and light scapes with this revolutionary new instrument.

Before or after the show, Kids Eat FREE at MJ O’Connors, (Park Plaza location), if you show your Blue Man Group ticket. The menu covers all the kid-friendly favorites including Mac & Cheese, Chicken Fingers, and Mini Burgers. One free kid’s meal per each adult meal purchased (sandwich, entrée or salad).  Make your reservations here.

Full Schedule Listed Below. All activities are free for ticket holders. For more information and tickets click here.

Monday, 4/21: Free Face Painting prior to the 4:30pm show
Tuesday, 4/22: Free Face Painting prior to the 4:30pm show
Special Appearance by NE Revs player Charlie Davies
Wednesday, 4/23: Free Face Painting prior to the 1:30pm show and 4:30pm show
Meet the Boston Breakers! Players will be available for meet and greet prior to the 4:30pm show (Courtney Jones, Julie King, Jazmyne Avant, Chelsea Stewart, Jami Kranich and Melissa Ortiz).
ALL WEEK – Kids eat free at MJ O’Connor’s when you show your Blue Man tickets

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Introducing the “Lounge-U-Lum”, an Interactive Installation

The recent renovation of the historic Charles Playhouse, home of Blue Man Group, has upgraded the patron experience in a variety of ways. One of the most unique new aspects of the building is a one-of-a-kind video, sound and photography installation designed and created by Blue Man Group featuring “The Lounge-U-Lum”, a dynamic interactive music and video interface.

The new installation brings the audience a tactile experience in the exploration of life force. The new design features electronic instrumentation mixed with sophisticated animation and handmade craft – designed to inspire creativity before the show and well beyond the stage.
Patrons are immersed in a dynamic audio visual environment that evolves and morphs as they arrive and ascend through the building en route to the performance space. The four primary elements that constitute the installation are:

  • Video panels projecting an abstracted flow of color and image
  • Original soundtracks for each discreet space (there is even a bathroom song)
  • High resolution, object-oriented photographs that capture tools and miscellanea from the Blue Man Group show and unique backstage environment
  • And the feature piece, “The Lounge-U-Lum” – an array of interactive panels with playable paddles that allow patrons to generate their own unique video and sound experience

The interactive Lounge-U-Lum experience is free for patrons of Blue Man Group and the Charles Playhouse to enjoy.  My boys had a blast playing with it & I think it’s awesome that they have this to keep the kids busy while they wait for the show.

After the show was over, we got a chance to meet a Blue man & have our picture taken:

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For tickets and information about Blue Man Group visit: www.blueman.com.

Blue Man Group plays at the Charles Playhouse, which is located at 74 Warrenton St in Boston (in the theater district).

Have you ever seen the show?  If so, what did you think?

  88 Responses to “April School Vacation Week at Blue Man Group (April 21 – 24)”

  1. This was my first time and this show is in my top five best shows I have ever seen

  2. I never even heard of this group but they sure so sound interesting! What a great idea to have panels that kids can play with creating their own sound combos–much better to my way of thinking them the usual games you normally see! As an aside-I hope that is non toxic paint or rubber they are wearing!!

  3. I wish they were coming to my area. They look so much fun and I love that you got a picture with them too. I’m sure your boys loved it!

  4. I saw this a number of years back and it’s a GREAT show. There’s nothing else like it and it’s so much fun!

  5. We saw it last summer in Orlando and my boys all loved it! It was very fun. It is rather loud so one of mine had to wear noise cancellation headphones. They can’t wait to go back and see it again this summer.

  6. I’ve had family and friend’s see them while visiting in Vegas and recommend them! Happy to hear you had a great time and fun you got to meet one! Def on our bucket list!

  7. I love them 🙂 Their music is amazing and it’s always worth rocking out to. Wish I could see them in concert someday.

  8. I’ve heard so many people say this is a show you have Just Got To See. anybody I know who has seen them, has raved about it. And yet – like you say, it kinda defies description. Would love to see them one day.

  9. That is so fun! I’ve been wanting to go to that and Stomp! I haven’t seen either one of them.

  10. That’s awesome! I love their music, just not a concert fan. I can tell you I have only been to one in my life so far lol

  11. I saw them in Vegas a few years back, and absolutely loved the show too!

  12. This sounds like a fab show Robin! I am sure my kids would love to watch this. I am not sure if they are playing in Canada. Its worth checking out 🙂

  13. I have always wanted to take the kids to see Blue Man group. Such amazing and unique performers. So much fun! CHecking out the schedule to see when they are near me next 🙂 (kim)

  14. They came to our area a few years back and I stupidly did not buy tickets. I am still kicking myself for that! I want to see one of their shows so bad now! Glad you guys had a great time!

  15. I have been to Universal Studios several times but have never seen the BLue Man group show think I will try to make it this year.

  16. The Blue Man group always sounds like it would be so much fun! I bet my kids would love the show 🙂

  17. I saw them in Vegas when I was 22 or something like that .. it was such an amazing show and I was so excited that I got to be in it too 🙂
    They are really good!! 🙂

    xoxo
    Lanaya

  18. I’ve always wanted to see the Blue man group but I’ve never been able to catch them in my area! You’re lucky. Looks like you guys had tons of fun. 🙂

  19. I’ve heard of the blue man group but they never are close enough for me to go see. I’m jealous!

  20. I would love to see the blue man group. What an awesome way to spend school vacation.

  21. I had a chance to see them in Vegas and it was a great show!

  22. I never did, but my uncle did a few years ago. and I crack up thinking about that – because he is the most reserved guy in the world, but he really loved it!

    Cool picture u got with a blueman 🙂

  23. I’ve seen this blue man group on television before and always thought that it was an interesting concept. I didn’t know they have their own show.

  24. I remember seeing the commercials for this and thought how cool. I’m glad you the experience to share with us. I am so jealous! Lol

  25. Going to a Blue Man Group show is on my bucket list!! Gonna try and cross it off this year 🙂

  26. I’m from Chicago so I’ve seen the Blue man group a few times! Such a great show, glad you had fun!

  27. Oh my gosh!! So awesome! i wanted to see them when i was pregnant with my tiwns but my mother in law wouldn’t let me. She thought it would be bad for the babies. I still regret not being able to see them perform. i have heard amazing things about them!

  28. never seen a blue man show. I thought they were the guys who wore the blue stretchy skin suits,

  29. It really is one of the most entertaining shows out there. I absolutely love them. I’m going to see them again this summer with my daughter.

  30. Oh my gosh… you got a picture with a blue man. We were going to go see them when we were in Las Vegas but we never did.

  31. I have never been to a Blueman Group show but I would consider checking them out with my husband.

  32. How exciting! My bothers got to see them when they were younger in Vegas. I want to go to one of their shows one day.

  33. I’ve always wanted to see these guys! The one in your pic looks creepy lol.

  34. I have always wanted to see these guys! I was in Vegas when they were there but the shows were all sold out and then last month I was in Florida and they were playing at Universal but we had plans. One of these days, I’m going to catch a show for sure. I think my 8 year old would love it as well.

  35. To be honest, they freak me out a little bit! I’m sure my daughter would be freaked too… she’s weird about unnatural looking things and I’m pretty sure blue men fall into that category! LOL

  36. That’s so cool! I’ve always wanted to see them – I need to remember that I want to see them LOL They perform 30 minutes away from us in Orlando!

  37. We haven’t seen the show. I think our boys would love it and I know that my husband and I would. Thanks for the post.

  38. I’ve never seen them but always wanted too. Looks like a fab time.

  39. I’ve seen Blue Man Group twice. I never tire of these guys!

  40. I’ve never seen the show but I’ve heard great things! I’m always amazed at the products they use to paint their skin… they hold up so well!

  41. I saw the Blue Men when I was in Boston over 10 years ago. It’s amazing that they stay in character even after the show!

  42. How fun you got to meet one of them! I’ve never seen them but have heard their show is awesome.

  43. blue man group creeps me out! i do like their show though, so cool

  44. I have not seen their show but I have seen a part of it shown on TV and it looks like it would be pretty fun to see.

  45. I’ve never seen the Blue Man Group live, but I really want to! I know they haven’t come to my hometown, but I’m not sure about the larger cities nearby.

  46. I have not seen the show but it looks like fun. I have always wanted to see them. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  47. This is seriously cool! I’ve not seen their show but I want to! I’ve heard so many great things about The Blue Man Group! I love their stern faces!

  48. That sounds so cool! I would love to see the show if I came to Boston!

  49. What a fun event. Would love to see the Blue Man Group!!

  50. Ok I’m jealous!! I’ve been wanting to see the blue man perform live for ever! You are so lucky!! Would have been fun to meet them in person too!

  51. This show’s been on my bucket list for a long time!! I’m glad you got to take your husband and the boys!

  52. I’ve heard they are tons of fun! I’ve always wondered how hard that blue is to take off every day. – Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

  53. I have heard of the Blue Man Group but have never gotten the chance to see them. It sounds like an awesome experience.

  54. It sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. Family trips like this are always nice.

  55. One day I will see blue man group!!! Your vacation week is super late!

  56. We love the show in Orlando!! Looks like you guys had fun!

  57. Love the blueee man..they are sooo funny! Lucky you to be able to meet them in person and watch the show live…

  58. Oh, I remember the Blue Man Group! I’ve never seen them live though. I bet it’d be so fun!! 🙂

  59. I’ve never seen the blue man group. I am hoping to catch the show the next time they come to a city near me.

  60. I have always wanted to see the Blue Man Group! What a fun experience!

  61. I positively love Blue Man Group. We saw them a few times in Vegas when we lived on the west coast. Haven’t taken the kids to see them yet but would love to!

  62. What a unique and entertaining show. That’s so cool that you were able to take a photo with one of the performers.

  63. The look on your little one’s face is priceless in the group photo! LOL I mean how can someone not expect anything buy excitement at the Blue Man group! I hope to see them one day.

  64. I’ll bet the kids loved it– but those guys look kinda creepy to me…and it’s not the blue faces. Their eyes look freaky.

  65. I’ve never seen Blue Man- but this makes me want to make more of an effort!

  66. I have never seen this group perform and I enjoyed reading your description of the experience.

  67. I’ve heard of this show before and have heard GOOD things. It would be awesome to see!

  68. The hubby wants to go see the Blue Man Group, but I’ve always been skeptical. Maybe we should give it a go!

  69. Love your review of the show! I’ve been curious but uncertain about seeing the Blue Man Group but now I want to see them. It sounds like a unique and very cool experience

  70. I saw the Blue Man Group once in Chicago – such an innovative show! Thanks for sharing your review 🙂

  71. I saw Blue Man Group back in the 90’s in NYC, it was so riveting. Would love to take the family!

  72. I’ve never seen the Blue Man Group! I’ve been wanting to though. I love how their is extra stuff being done while the kids are out of school!

  73. I’ve never seen Blue Man Group, but have always wanted to. I’ve heard they put on a great show.

  74. I’ve always wanted to see Blue Man Group!!!

  75. Awesome! I think your kids would love this for sure. I know my daughter would – my son may be a bit freaked out but would like it too

  76. How cool for you and your family. The Blue Man Group have played a few times in NYC but I haven’t seen the show. Yet. I hope to some time this year. I heard it’s a really good show.

  77. I would love to see this group in action. I am sure you all had an amazing time. I worry about that blue stuff on their faces

  78. My daughter is dying to see the Blue Man Group in action! Hopefully we can get to see them somewhere this year!

  79. I really want to see Blue Man Group! they perform in Orlando and it looks like a lot of fun.

  80. How stinking cool is that?! I’d love to see the Blue Man Group live.

  81. The blue man group is so much fun! I’m so glad you had the opportunity.

  82. Blue Man Group has been one of my favorite shows! We saw them as a family in Orlando and loved the show.

  83. Is it sad that I remember when the Blue Man Group first came out? I would love to see them perform 🙂

  84. They have a show here in Vegas I’ve always wanted to go to! I never realized it was so family friendly though, maybe I can take my son!

  85. That is something I have always wanted to attend! Looks like so much fun!

  86. I have never seen Blue Man Group but I would love to!

  87. We saw The Blue Man Group a few years ago … it’s a great show!

  88. I have heard that they are awesome! Would love to see them.

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