I have seen the Blue Man Group six times in three different cities and it never gets old! This year alone I have seen them twice, once in New York while attending Blogger Bash and once in Orlando last week while I was attending and working at my second Family Forward Orlando conference with Mom It Forward. (I went last year as well.)There are similarities and differences in the show depending on the city but it is always a good time no matter where you are!
Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a show of epic entertainment that appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative”, “energetic”, and “wildly entertaining”. The only way to truly understand Blue Man Group’s AWESOMENESS is to see the show for yourself. Even though most of the show is the same there are certain special pieces that are added just for each location. One of the best things about seeing Blue Man Group is that it appeals to all ages, so it is perfect for Family Forward where the whole family is traveling together! Kids will enjoy the lights, color and spectacle, fun and mess. Adults enjoy the humor, social commentary and characters.
Blue Man New York – ASTOR PLACE THEATER
The location in NYC is the smallest theater that I have seen BMG perform. The location is the most unique difference from the other locations across the country. Designed in the Greek Revival style, the Astor Place Theater is the original home to Blue Man Group in NYC. Originally constructed in 1831. Located in New York City’s “NoHo” neighborhood. The theater is by far the smallest that I have ever been in to see a show. The main benefit to the small space is that you really feel like you become part of the show. In this space the men are able to explore the audience and interact so much more with everyone. Everyone feels like a VIP because even from the back row you are very close to the stage. BONUS: When I saw the show in NYC they encouraged us to take pictures as I was with a group of bloggers and social media influencers.
Blue Man Orlando – The Blue Man Group Theater
Blue Man Orlando is by far my favorite location to see this fun show. It is a large theater that holds just Blue Man Group, and it is located right on City Walk so it is in a perfect location if you are in Universal Studios for the day before or need to go out to eat after the show.
Last week was my second time seeing the show in this location and it did not disappoint. I started out extremely tired (from my VIP day at Universal) when I sat down to watch the show. But within 20 minutes I had a Blue Man in my face exploring the VIP name-tag around my neck with me giggling and wide awake! By the time the colored balls, strobe lights, and toilet paper fell I was up on my feet dancing and feeling my second wind! This theater DOES NOT allow photography (no matter who you are with) so just don’t try – trust me. They will ask you to put the camera away.
So when your team member gets pulled up on stage don’t even grab that camera to sneak a picture….
Overall Blue Man Group is by far one of my highlights the past two years at Family Forward. It is a can’t miss if you are ever in the neighborhood check them out!
*At the beginning of September I attended and worked the Family Forward Orlando Conference. I went as an employee but was able to enjoy all that Family Forward had to offer. All opinions, comments, and suggestions are, as always, my own.