I posted a little bit ago about my interview with one of the cast from The Blue Man Group (go here to read the interview). Well on April 17th My family and I had went to see them at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee, WI. To say we had a great time was an understatement.
My husband and I had seen them perform in Las Vegas a few years ago, so we knew what to expect with the show, but our 12 year old daughter has not seen them. She was asking me a few questions before the show started after I told her that they do some pretty funny things with the audience before. I didn’t tell her much as I wanted to see her reaction.
Her reaction was well worth not telling her. She loved the interaction from the scrolling marquee. They told us that there was a bronze medal winner from the olympics, and were told to repeat what they wrote which was telling her congrats and she did a good job. Then we spoke (not sang), happy birthday to one of the audience members, along with a few other things.
Then the show started and was full of non verbal skits. They even get help from a couple audience members, like eating at a table with Twinkies, or painting one guy and making art with his body. At one point during the show they had us doing “rock moves”, which involved fist pumps, waving hands up in the air etc. Then a little while later they threw large balls into the audience that changed colors as you hit them. I asked Mya later and she said that it was her favorite part of the show.
|Photo credit: ©Paul Kolnik|
The entire show was very well done and even though the cast members don’t talk, they do an excellent job at showing you what they are thinking. From talking to Adam (one of the Blue Men) they spend a ton of time training on how to express with movements and with their eyes. At one point during the show they walk around in the audience and walk over chairs. One of the men actually used my armrest to step on, so I was able to say hi up close and personal (it was pretty cool). After the show we got to snag a picture with part of the cast.
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts did a great job hosting the performance. It’s very easy to get around the building, even with me using a cane to walk with. Marcus Center has some awesome shows coming up such as the Book of Mormon (I so want to see), Dirty Dancing, Motown and many more. I highly suggest that if you are or will be in the Milwaukee, WI area to check them out. It’s well worth it, in my opinion. I can’t wait to go back and see more shows.