Monday, June 3, 2013

Motivation Monday: Find out why I'm urging you to get BLUE! @bluemangroup is headed YOUR way! #BlueManGroup #theatre #review

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Yes, I know it sounds super odd that I'm urging you to get Blue on Motivation Monday! You ask, 'but butterfly isn't today the day you share some fun graphic or motivational quote to put some pep in our step for the new week?'.

Have no fear butterflies, I'm still going to put the fun in your Monday! Last week I had the chance to check out Blue Man Group's show in New York City. And at first when I got the invitation I thought, I remember them! I applied for a job as their Social Media Manager many moons ago, and never heard back, so NO WAY! But thankfully my love of the theatre out-weighed my sour grapes for never hearing back from them...

But I digress...don't I always? I'd like to think that's why you all love me so, but it's probably more for my amazing ability to empower everyone I meet in some way! :-)

OK, truth be told another reason I never immediatlely jumped on the bandwagon to see the show is because they don't talk. I'd seen television 'talk show' interviews where they didn't talk, which kinda weirded me out! And while that works so well for one half of Penn and Teller, I wasn't sure sitting around watching people that don't talk at all would be any fun.

And because I'm a big girl, I will be the first to admit I was so wrong in that pre-conceived notion! Not only was there NOT a dull moment, I left the show smiling and feeling super up-lifted. It was exactly what I needed at the right time. Lately I hadn't been feeling like my normally happy self and couldn't put my finger exactly on why. The show helped me realize I needed a little more time living, some time away from electronic devices/work and just a moment to cut loose and immerse myself in fun and absolute frivolity!

The show is active, inter-active and in all ways AMAZE-BALLS (and you know I try not to use that word often!). I didn't think another show this year could come close to being as uplifting as Kinky Boots (if you missed my coverage of it, you can check it out HERE).

Blue Man Group Playbill for Astor Theatre Performance in New York City
Blue Man Group Playbill + Ticket for Astor Theatre Performance in New York City!

You can catch Blue Man Group in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, and you can catch their upcoming US Tour Dates Below:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Houston, TX - June 4-9

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Honolulu, HI - June 18 - July 23

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Atlantic City, NJ - August 22-30 (You all know Atlantic City is MY Happy Place, I may just have to catch the show again this summer!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Durham, NC - September 6-8

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tulsa, OK - September 10 - 15

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Lawrence, KS - September 16-17

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Bloomington, IN - September 21 - 22

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Lincoln, NE - September 27 - 29

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Clinton Township, MI - October 15 - 16

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Hershey, PA - November 22 - 24

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baltimore, MD - January 10 - 12, 2014 (all the above dates are 2013 by the way)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Corpus Christi, TX - February 15 -16, 2014

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Des Moines, IA - February 18 - 23, 2014

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Sacramento, CA - March 11 -16, 2014

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Charlotte, NC - April 15 - 20, 2014

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Miami, FL - May 13 - 18, 2014

Blue Man Group Photo by Darbe Rotach
Blue Men Photo by Darbe Rotach

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Blue Man Group Paint Drumming Photo by Ken Howard
Paint Drumming Photo by Ken Howard

My Take:

I loved the show! I do have some warnings to the wise though, it's a messy show, so all those in the lower level will find a plastic bag on your seats, please put them on! Don't say I didn't warn you! I was upstairs in the Mezzanine, and don't think that being up there will save you, while you won't need the plastic bags up there, the show will definitely still be very interactive from up there, no spoilers, just a friendly warning to the wise! The seats are a bit narrow/small in the Astor Theatre in New York City so be prepared to not only get really close to your neighbor, but if someone with super long legs is behind you will feel them if they are squirmy and move around a lot. I can tell you the show is fun and since it's part of every show, if you are bringing your children be prepared for the 'Shake Your Euphimism' portion of the show where every word/words for the 'behind' is literally put on display!

This show is a definite don't miss, and a total 'TICKET' in my rating system. (I tell it like it is, it's either ticket or skip it with me.).

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a compensated post. Press/Media Access to the show was granted to us for Editorial Consideration, this did not influence our review and all opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.


  1. I've always wanted to see this show! I have bo problem wearing a plastic bag!


    1. @Mimi - You should defnitely see it, it's a super fun show! (Even with a plastic bag on your head!) :-)

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