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Blue Man Group in Chicago, IL

Briar Street TheatreBlue Man Group - ChicagoChicago, IL 60657
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Overview

To say that the bald, brilliant, and hilarious Blue Man Group marches to the beat of their own drum is an understatement. This loud, bright, and over-the-top show filled with technology, sensory theatrics, comedy, music, and hijinks is the perfect form of entertainment for the entire family. To truly understand the hype over the Blue Man Group, you have to see it for yourself!

Description

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Blue Man Group, one of Chicago's longest-running shows, is a unique audiovisual experience—vibrant, colorful, and hilarious. Family-friendly and fabulously blue, this critically acclaimed show features innovative music and technology combined with good-humored social commentary.

Find your seat after you’ve admired the black-light artwork and intimate setting of the Briar Street Theatre, and prepare for the rise of the curtain. Fueled by our culture's technological advances, this recently revamped show incorporates the ‘GiPad,’ a giant tablet that communicates with the silent trio.
Three bald, blue men lead you through a captivating multimedia journey filled with euphoric drumming, neon lighting, and paint splattering. Gladly follow them from the funny and intelligent, to the riveting and thought provoking. Equal parts innovative musical performance, and introspective peeks into our fast-paced philosophies, Blue Man Group celebrates culture, comedy, and, of course, the color blue.

Parking
Limited Parking is available for $15.00 in our lot. We recommend that the patron arrive at least one half hour before curtain to ensure a spot.

Children Rules
Children under 3 are not permitted in the theatre. All children must have a ticket. All children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Blue Man Group has moments when it reaches noise levels of a rock concert. It is strongly encouraged that you use ear plugs on your child. Ear plugs can be provided to you at the theatre by our front of house staff. Strobes and water based haze are used in the show. Out of respect for other patrons unruly children may be asked to leave the theatre and will only be admitted back into the theatre at the Front of House Manager’s discretion.

Miscellaneous
WARNING! A STROBE LIGHT IS USED DURING THE PERFORMANCE AND MAY BE CONSIDERED HAZARDOUS TO CERTAIN PATRONS.


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Leo E
Chicago, Illinois
"Awesome show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2017 NEW
Incredible cinematic visuals, with an intense, rock sound track... an enlightening experience that will tantalize the senses. Enjoyable for all ages!
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Debbie A
"Great way to reward a fantastic report card!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2017 NEW
We took our 11 year old twins to the show and they loved it...they are both in music and could appreciate the drums... loved all the paint and colors and especially the ending....
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ChristinaFromChicago
"Energetic, entertaining and unusual"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2017 NEW
We attended a Sunday afternoon show and really enjoyed it. The only reason that I don't give it 5-stars is because I felt like it was more targeted to kids. The show was great, though, and had I attended with a child rather than another adult, it would be 5-stars all the way. Aspects that are totally worthy of 5-stars, regardless: there was a ton of talent and energy on the stage, including the three Blue Men performers and the musicians who were flawless in a supporting and integral role. Kudos to all six because they were spot on. There was quite a bit of audience interaction and the Blue Men were very engaged with the audience. All of the staff, from the box office to the gift shop folks, to the ushers who doubled in other roles were friendly and welcoming. Performer timing was impeccable. The show lasted just over 90m and I didn't check my watch once. Good show for the young-at-heart and great show for those who are just plain young.
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lcjn12
Detroit, Michigan
"Just OK."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2017 NEW
If you have nothing better to do, yes this fits the bill. I've been to Cirques, Vegas venues and this was a bit boring and nothing was really that creative. The only part I liked was the giant balls that the audience stood up for and volleyed around. We were a group of 4 women from 50-20s.
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Julie Z
Plainfield, Illinois
"Awesome family fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 29, 2017 NEW
Our whole family loved our Blue Man Group experience. 4 adults & 4 kids 12 & under. Get ready to laugh & dance. I would love to go again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Man Group

What is the show about?
To continue the element of surprise surrounding the Blue Man Group shows, you’ll just have to find out!

Is the show in English or using spoken word?
You’ll find that the Blue Men do not have a particular language. Non-English speaking individuals or those with hearing impairments find the show to be extremely fun!

What are box office hours?
The box office is located at 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60657 and operates on the following schedule:

Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: Noon – 4pm

*Box office hours are subject to change due to performance schedule.

Will my toddler enjoy the show?

Children under the age of three (3) are not allowed into the show. No matter the age, all guests must have a ticket to the show.

How long is the show?
The show runs approximately 90 to 105 minutes with no intermission.

How early can I arrive to the theatre?
We recommend that guests arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to show time.

Can I buy food and drink at the theatre?
Yes. Concessions are sold and can be consumed throughout the show.