The Blue Man Group will bring their talents to New Orleans; performing at the Mahalia Jackson Theater from January 31st to February 5th. With no spoken language, the all blue trio put on a show filled with excitement and entertainment from start to finish. I can admit that before seeing their performance, I had only heard of the group through TV or radio, but never had a clue what they did. I wasn’t sure what to expect but each skit left me on the edge of my seat.
The Blue Man Group is not like your normal theatrical show. It is a truly unique experience coupled with music, neon colors, role-playing and a touch of magic. Throughout the hour and a half long show, the group performed various skits, sometimes using audience members, odd props, or making fun of our “on-the-go” culture. My favorite? The Feast and The GiPad. In The Feast, an audience member gets on stage and has a sit down dinner with three blue men. Because the men don’t talk, things can get out of hand as each tries to figure out how to impress their dinner guest. Another personal favorite was the GiPad, which poked fun at the iPad and the different ways we’ve come to use technology. The group jumped in and out of life-sized apps, exploring what each could do and bringing them to life on stage.
Laughter and magic would be good words to use when describing what you experience and see while watching The Blue Man group. I laughed throughout the performance from the group simple gestures, expressions, and how they related to the audience. I used the word magic because at times it was like watching a magician on stage. I found myself leaning forward in my chair, repeatedly asking myself “How’d they do that?” The ending was also great, with all the trimmings and fun that you would expect at a rock concert.
The Blue Man Group is an experience for all ages and groups. At every turn, the group figures out a way to excite the audience while engaging all five senses for a wonderful experience.
Schedule and Tickets
The eight performances of Blue Man Group are scheduled from Tuesday, January 31 – Sunday, February
5, 2012. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday
at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
For more information on tickets, visit BroadwayInNewOrleans.com or the Mahalia Jackson Box Office.
Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster locations or via phone at 800-982-2787 (ARTS). Group
discounts for 15 or more are available by calling 504-287-0372.