The Blue Man Group Official website describes the show thusly: “These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else.” Ya, ok. So what the _#@)(@ does that mean? It is a total mind trip that involves marshmallow art, Twinkie audience participation, the most paper streamers you’ll ever see outside of Times Square New Years eve, posters you can’t possible read fully, fish art, drum art, plus a skewering of modern technology, societal norms and expectations.
The Astor Place theater is quite small so I suggest you get seats in row HH or better, but be aware that anyone in the first six rows is handed complimentary rain slickers. Trust me, you’ll need them. The first 2-3 rows of the balcony also are decent seats. Anything else and you’ll find your viewed periodically obscured. So what do they do? Well they say the Happy Birthday song to an audience member. Have you ever tried to simply say the words to Happy Birthday? Now imagine 250 people saying the words together. It’s hysterical. Its stupid. It’s riotously funny. This is a show that really can not be described. I’m not a film critic or a reviewer, all I can say is I highly recommend them.
This blue man reminded me quite a bit of Michael Berryman, a long time horror film star. His film credits include The Hills Have Eyes, One Flew over the Cuckoos nest, numerous television cameos including the X-Files.