BLUE MAN GROUP — Best show in town!

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By Sean Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

BLUE MAN GROUP — now at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre through June 19th, is the most completely eye-popping, no holds barred, all-out-smashing best show in town. It is a completely non-Broadway-Musical-type extravaganza that is jam-packed with wild creativity, featuring a multi-talented cast without any Broadway Musical-type credits whatsoever. Blue Man Group is a three-man Exposition.
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BLUE MAN GROUP. Photo, Paul Kolnik

Everyone will find a favorite among what is essentially a series of skits – a Vaudeville pumped to the max, with long spurts of merciless percussion, a bit of teasing on the side, and very wet finales. The usage of live cameras and simultaneous projections creates an intense intimacy. The cameras suddenly zoomed-in on an attractive young couple walking in late and down towards the front center section (of course). They’re on screen for everyone to see and to jeer at — as blinding flashes of light proclaim, “YOU’RE LATE! YOU’RE LATE!” And the audience became One, unleashing decades-worth of disgust towards all late-comers. What is it with being late?!? The whole episode is so set-up. It was so immensely satisfying. That is, until the Blue Men started hurling their gigantic balls out into the audience. And suddenly the whole theater was engaged in some euphoric bliss, keeping afloat a school of magically-lit over-sized gossamer spheres – all of which needed to fly back to their hot ‘n hunky blue guys on stage. Blue Man Group is a sometimes soul-searching experience. The show is as massively bombastic as it is subtle and discreetly-nuanced.

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BLUE MAN GROUP. Photo, Paul Kolnik

The company’s productions can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Stockholm, Vienna and Tokyo. Blue Man Group remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Audiences have multiple opportunities to discover what it’s all about through the scope and variety of its creative projects, including:
● Blue Man Group family-focused educational projects, including a touring Children’s Museum exhibit, “Making Waves”
● Blue Man Group’s headlining performance on the new Norwegian Epic by Norwegian Cruise Line—the Official Cruise Line of Blue Man Group
● An upcoming Blue Man Group IMAX film, “Blue Man Group: Mind Blast”, which gives the Blue Man an entirely new environment to explore, slated to arrive in theatres in 2011.

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Photo, Paul Kolnik

Blue Man Group was created and written by Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink. The creative team also includes Associate Director Marcus Miller, Production Designer Joel Moritz, Video Designer Caryl Glaab, Costume Design by Chase Tyler, Sound Design by Matt Koenig and Todd Perlmutter as Music Supervisor. 

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