- $58 for one ticket to see Blue Man Group (up to $91.60 value)
- When: select dates, November 10–December 15
- Where: Charles Playhouse
- Seating: center balcony or orchestra section
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Strobe lights are used during the performance.
Blue Man Group
From its inception in the 1980s performance-art scene in New York, the Blue Man Group’s shows have evolved from impromptu sets in Central Park to stages across the world. The eponymous blue-skinned trio, described by the Chicago Tribune as “ever-curious, ever-hopeful, ever-restless,” remains unchanged by its more than two-decade tenure, still bewildered by the telescoping tubes of PVC piping it uses as instruments and the appreciative applause of the audience. But the group's shows are nothing if not timely, deftly posing questions about technology and stardom.
The spectacle is equal parts aural and visual, with a live rock band accompanying the men as they tap out rhythms on tangled snarls of pipe and flail wobbly poles covered in neon lights. Videos provide context for the speechless drummers, as well as a constant stream of wry humor. Evenings with the Blue Man Group build to a festive conclusion, bathing the audience in brilliant bursts of light and cheery floods of color-changing orbs.