The award-winning performance troupe Blue Man Group is coming back to Grand Rapids after six successful years taking their show on tour around North America, only 3 years since their last stop in the heart of the mitten. Boasting a program of “comedy, theatre, rock concert, and dance party all rolled into one”, the show will stop in at DeVos Performance Hall for two performances in early February as a last-minute addition to the Broadway Grand Rapids 2015-16 season lineup.
“We live in a fast-paced, ever-evolving world. The Blue Man character is a curious being who explores our cultural norms, our every-day objects, but he sees them with fresh eyes and an innocent perspective. As the world around us changes, we are constantly inspired to create new scenarios for the Blue Man to explore,” said Phil Stanton, Co-Founder of Blue Man Group.
“Plus, we really like to keep things fresh and vibrant. For almost 25 years, although the content within the show varies, the mission of every Blue Man Group show has remained the same – to bring the collective audience together with the Blue Men for a euphoric celebration, a heightened state of being alive,” added Co-Founder Chris Wink.
In addition to the bombastic antics involving a live rock n roll band, ludicrous props, and unbelievable acrobatics, Blue Man Group offers playful commentary that appeals to our innate humanity. They also have started taking into account the outliers in interested audiences, offering Autism-friendly shows, in support of Autism Speaks, in certain locations with subdued musical volume and slight modifications to accompany differences in audience interaction. No word yet on whether such a performance is part of the stop in Grand Rapids.
Tickets go on sale to the general public December 3rd at 10am. Performances will be at 7:30pm on February 2nd and 3rd, at DeVos Performance Hall on Monroe Ave. Pricing starts at $37.50. To purchase tickets, visit broadwaygrandrapids.com, call 616-235-6285 or charge by phone through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.