Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Blue Man Group- Who are they

This Friday (April 17th), my husband, oldest daughter and myself are getting the opportunity to see The Blue Man group in Milwaukee, WI at the Marcus Center of the Performing Arts. In anticipation of seeing the show, I also had the opportunity to interview one of their cast members and learn more about The Blue Man Group.

Photo credit: ©Paul Kolnik

I do want to start by thanking Adam for taking a few minutes out of his insanely busy schedule to talk to me and share his story. “Prior to the National Tour, Adam was a Blue Man at the Briar Street Theater in Chicago. He was also a part of Blue Man’s tribute video for Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary. Previous favorite roles: Smudge in Forever Plaid, Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf in Into the Woods, Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown. A special shout out to Adam Berger and love to my family, friends, Jenn, and to my mom for always supporting my dreams - no matter how big they are.”

Adam had just moved to New York to pursue this dream of acting. He saw that the Blue Man Group was casting so he sent his headshot and resume. They emailed him back for a time to go in and audition. He said that it included a lot of silent improv with your eyes and group improv. The process took place over the course of 4 days and at the end he was asked to go into training. One would think that the training “camp” would start right away, but Adam had to wait almost a full 18 months before it was his time. He said it took a lot of patience until he could go.

Once in training, they are put into the shows after only a week. Each “Blue Man” is a different character. They spend a lot of time developing their character and who they are. Really becoming themselves. I asked what the paint or material was that they wore. He said it’s called grease paint. It looks wet, because it really is wet. Takes about an hour or so to put on, and he still remembers the first time he had it applied, said it was pretty surreal.

Photo credit: ©Paul Kolnik

Once he is done with this tour, he will be a permanent fixture with the Orlando cast. I’m sure it will be a huge change of pace from being on tour as they do about 25+ shows a month.

Photo credit: Blue Man Group
The show is an absurd and wondrous blend of music, painting, science and technology, as the Blue Men silently engage in a variety of set pieces that run the gamut from primitive and childlike to witty and sophisticated. And the character has been the springboard for numerous additional ventures, including a rock tour, a museum exhibition, and a school.” So, in short, The Blue Man Group show if full of music, comedy, paint and a whole lot of laughs.

I really didn’t know so much went into preparing for the role, but i’m not surprised at the same time. My husband and I saw a show in Las Vegas a few years ago and it was a blast. While there are parts of the show that are the same,each show and each cast do things a little different. So you will always see something new each time you see them. We can’t wait to see the show this weekend at the Marcus Center.  I would definitely check them out for their tickets shows on April 17-19th, and also see what other shows they have coming up in the future.

I also invite you to come back soon and see my review of the show.

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