A few weeks ago, I found out I was selected to join the Playhouse Square Review Crew. It’s a cool new initiative that Playhouse Square is trying out to engage social media users for their Broadway series. I’m really excited to be part of it – as a member, I get to view the opening night shows of the Broadway Series at Playhouse — for free! In return, if I want I can provide a review of each performance.
First up? Blue Man Group. I saw Blue Man Group in Boston my freshman year of college and loved it. I didn’t remember too much about it, besides the men in blue of course, but I was excited to see it again.
The verdict? You MUST see it! Clevelanders – get out your credit cards and go online and order tickets NOW. Seriously – it was such a good show, put me in such a good mood and was tons of fun. Not convinced? Here are 3 reasons why you should see Blue Man Group:
1. You are guaranteed to leave in a great mood, no matter what you were feeling when you got there
The energetic music, bright lights and interactive music of Blue Man Group got my heart beating and my mouth smiling and I was hooked.
I’ll admit that before the show started, I was having a less than stellar week. Stressed out and and working late most of last week made for a less than lovable Melissa. But after leaving the theatre, I commented to my fiance, “I feel great! I don’t know how I’m going to get to sleep tonight, I’m so wired!”
2. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before
Blue Man Group is truly indescribable. Sure I could think of about a thousand adjectives to describe the performance (energizing, amazing, tons of fun, etc.), but to tell you what the actual show was about? Nearly impossible. “Three guys in all blue dance, act, play music and never talk” just doesn’t do it justice.
It truly is something like you’ve never experienced before. What other broadway show have you seen before where the audience is encouraged to get up and shake their booty to a song that proceeds to name all the terms there are for your behind (including rumpus, buns, bedonkadonk, “place where all the burritos go,” etc. )? That’s what I thought.
3. It will make you think, but not so much that it hurts
As I mentioned, the first time I saw Blue Man Group was in college and to be honest, I just saw it as pure entertainment. This time, however, I noticed that the show is clearly making a commentary on society. Cultural differences and our dependence on technology are addressed, but not in a smothering preachy manner. So you don’t just leave entertained, you are also enlightened.
And if none of those reasons convinces you, maybe this will- I missed Glee last week just to see it…and it was worth every minute!*
*Gleeks don’t usually miss Glee unless they’re deathly ill.
By the way – if you want to see my review, along with the other Review Crew, check out the video below.