Blue Man Group to tour Australia for the very first time

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group

The wide eyed, inquisitive and distinctive stare of a Blue Man is such a well known image the world over, and has been since the inception of Blue Man Group 25 years ago.

They are inextricable to contemporary pop culture (remember when Tobias Funke attempted to join the world famous entertainment institution during an episode of Arrested Development?) and are well known for causing a spectacle.

Can you believe they have never toured Australia?

Until now, that is. The Hon. George Souris, Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, announced on Monday announced that Blue Man Group will play their Australian premiere season at Sydney’s own Lyric, The Star, from August 2013.

“This brilliant show has been entertaining audiences for 25 years and has launched one of the most innovative performance groups ever,” said producer Rodney Rigby (Jersey BoysThe Addams Family).

“First time audiences leave the theatre astounded… people of all ages just love the Blue Man Group experience – I am sure that same excitement will also be felt by Sydney audiences.”

Best known for its wild and wildly popular theatrical concerts that combine electrifying music, sensational technology, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment, Blue Man Group isn’t just a show – it’s a state of mind.

All performances feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning in a blissful party atmosphere. They are accompanied by a live band whose tribal rhythms help drive the show to its unforgettable climax.

And not the same old 25 year old show. New sections include Blue Men interacting with ‘GiPads’ (think Gigantic iPads), a funny and perceptive look at contemporary modes of communication; and a pulsating new finale featuring an original music score that will have guests jumping to their feet.

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“Over the years, we have grown as artists and the world around us has transformed. These changes are reflected in the new material we’ve generated and implemented into this show,” said Chris Wink, Blue Man Group co-founder.

“The heart of our show is, and always has been, the Blue Man, and his inquisitive, wide-eyed take on the world, but we have developed some brand new elements that provide a larger-than-life, rousing, interactive experience that I hope will really speak to all cultures and give some of our most devoted fans a new reason to check us out again.

“We can’t wait to get this material in front of Australian audiences for the first time!”

To join the millions (yes, millions) of people who have seen the Blue Man Group experience, visit bluemangroup.com.au for tickets and more information.

Sydney season commences 10 August. Tickets on sale Monday 6 May.

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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