BLUE MAN GROUP BRINGS THEATRICAL RETURNS TO NASHVILLE JANUARY 6-11
CATCH THE INNOVATIVE THEATRICAL TOUR AT TPAC DURING LIMITED, ONE-WEEK ENGAGEMENT
Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 17, at 10:00 a.m.
NASHVILLE – A new theatrical touring production of BLUE MAN GROUP returns with new sound, set, and video design to create an entirely new, high-impact visual experience at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement from January 6-11.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 17, at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For group tickets, please call (615) 782-4060.
BLUE MAN GROUP has received praise from critics across the country. The Baltimore Sun raves, “BLUE MAN GROUP packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” The Charlotte Observer says BLUE MAN GROUP is “a hugely entertaining show for anyone ages 9 to 90.” The San Antonio Express-News proclaims it’s “an exhilarating, thought-provoking, laugh-yourself-silly evening of percussion-heavy rock music, comedy and playful commentary.”
“Blue Man Group is not your traditional two-act musical. It's a clever, unique, and iconic show filled with comedy,” says Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “Audiences will leave the show feeling that they didn't just watch a performance but were part of the Blue Man experience. Performance art and comedy blended together, what's not to love?”
BLUE MAN GROUP creates experiences that defy categorization. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent, and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men.
“Our theatrical productions take a humorous look at what we like to call 2.5-D space,” says BLUE MAN GROUP Co-Founder Philip Stanton. “An example of what we mean by this would be emailing or texting the person in the next office rather than walking over to talk to them face-to-face.”
“We say that no matter how high-tech things get, there’s still something human there. We’ll always need others, always need to collaborate. People still need to come together and look each other in the eye. Through the Blue Man’s connection with the audience, we hope to encourage this human-to-human interaction, while helping people reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.”
About NETWORKS Presentations
Since 1995, NETworks has produced and managed over 45 touring productions in the U.S., and internationally. Current productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot The Musical, Blue Man Group National Tour, Elf The Musical, Flashdance the Musical, The New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Shrek The Musical, and National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse touring the U.S.
About Blue Man Group
BLUE MAN GROUP has performed on five continents and has been seen by more than 25 million people around the world. The company has permanent, sit-down productions in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, and Orlando as well as popular North American touring show and tailored-made show on the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Epic.
Beyond the shows, BLUE MAN GROUP has become a mainstay in the popular culture zeitgeist, making live theatrical and musical appearances around the world, partnering with brands like Intel, M&M’s, TIM-Brasil, and Mastercard to create memorable advertising and co-branding campaigns and launching a wave of innovative digital content. Over the years, BLUE MAN GROUP has made countless television appearances on shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Live! With Regis and Kelly,” the Primetime Emmy Awards, “Ellen,” Schaag-den-Raab (Germany), WOWOW (Japan), “Cupcake Wars,” "Celebrity Apprentice," and “America’s Got Talent.”
As the company grows, it remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds.
For more information, visit www.blueman.com.
Grand Central Barter is the official local sponsor of BLUE MAN GROUP, a special engagement of the 2014-15 TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway Series and Broadway Special show. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at (615) 782-4077.