The coolest blue guys in Chicago just got cooler, if that's even
possible. Blue Man Group has reinvented itself again, embracing
today's tech-obsessed kids while poking a little fun at them - and
their parents - at the same time.
The result is fun, fun, fun.
Enter the GiPad-as in ginormous-times three. These devices
enthrall the Blue Man Group as the three fellows silently poke fun
at our short attention spans and our predispositions for fiddling
with apps as we multitask our lives. The kids will be enthralled,
too, and will be wishing for these cool apps as soon as they leave
Despite all the new additions to add more "wow" to the show, at
the core remains the childlike fun at making a big mess with Cap'n
Crunch cereal, chewed-up marshmallows and Twinkies (yuck) and
plenty of colorful paint.
Audience interaction is key to what makes this show special.
Having a Blue Man stare directly at you for 30 seconds within
hand's reach is something you won't soon forget. The kids called it
"fun creepy." Hint: Get an aisle seat if you can.
The new show has enough action to keep even children with the
shortest attention spans focused on the stage, a few insider jokes
to keep the parents chuckling and enough interaction to get
everyone to put their hands in the air, on their feet and shouting
at the top of their lungs.
The brains behind the Blue Man Group, Chris Wink, Phil Stanton
and Matt Goldman, continue to put on a show that's the ultimate in
family fun. Families with kids filled the audience the day we
visited, as did a busload of kids celebrating a friend's birthday,
but there were couples just as eager to be blue.
If you've seen Blue Man Group before, these changes give you a
great reason to see them again.
Tamara is the editor of Chicago Parent and mom of three.
See more of Tamara's stories here.
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