Are they performance artists? Are they comedians? Are they musicians? I’m not sure the answer really matters, as a show with the Blue Man Group is always entertaining.
This current tour, now at Dallas’ Winspear Opera House, combines technology, music and audience participation in such a way that it feels like the show could be different every night. The three Blue Men in this show manage to have distinct personalities, even in their homogeneity. That allowed each performer to create specific non-sequitur moments that created instant laughs.
While the music at the show was spectacular and engaging, particularly when adding the ‘non-blue’ drummer and guitarist, the highlights of the show were undoubtedly the portions with audience participation. Creating a wedding scene with handcuffs between two non-romantic friends was hysterical. And kudos to the brave woman in the sequined skirt who braved the stage to perform alongside the cast.
While most shows at theatres like the Winspear encourage viewers to be reserved and sedate during the show, the Blue Man Group both encouraged raucous participation, including encouraging a group back rub, and yet could silence the audience with a simple look or action.
Most apparently, the Blue Man Group is for all ages. In our audience, we witnessed fans from 8 to 80, and all appeared to have an equally good time. Grab anyone you like to laugh with, and make your way to the AT&T Performing Arts Center for a fabulous evening out.
(Disclaimer: My ticket was hosted by the Dallas Summer Musicals, and all opinions are my own.)