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The Blue Man Group ready to play at the Fox Theatre


WIN TICKETS

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Photo: Paul Kolnik The Blue Man Group brings comedy and props to the Fox Theatre Tuesday through Jan. 20.

IF YOU GO

• What: Blue Man Group

• When: Opens 8 p.m. Tuesday, runs through Jan. 20

• Where: Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta

• Cost: $34 to $71.60

• For more information: Visit www.foxtheatre.org

ATLANTA -- What do you get when three mimes covered in blue paint play with props and drums? Give up?

The Blue Man Group.

The legendary trio stops by the Fox Theatre for a six day performance schedule to poke fun at every day situations through multi-media.

"Our theatrical productions take a humorous look at what we like to call 2.5-D space," Blue Man Group co-founder Philip Stanton said. "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."

The three blue, bald characters try to understand humans during mundane daily tasks while communicating through beating on drums or PCP pipes.

"I think the best way to describe the show is that it centers around the character of the Blue Man," Blue Man actor Chris Smith said. "It doesn't speak; it travels in a trio and it takes an examination at the world around us through the eyes who have never seen it before. You see the guys interact with technology, no matter how beautiful it could be or ridiculous."

The sound, set and video design for this tour centers around a stage-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen to create a high-impact visual experience for audiences.

And as for the paint, it's not as bad as you might imagine.

"Luckily I don't have a paint allergy," Smiths said with a laugh. "It doesn't cake or get gross -- there were many Blue Men before me who have learned the tricks. I put on my bald cap and put on the grease paint. But when I take it off, I always find it on me, no matter how well I cleaned up."

Smith hopes the show will open people's eyes to finding the fun in life.

"Overall, it's a great time and the Blue Men get the audience connected," he said. "By the end of the show, you may have a Blue Man in your lap.

"Hopefully, the show will ignite the inner child. All ages can take something away from it. It's for the adults to get them out of their comfort zone."

The show runs for approximately one and a half hours without an intermission.

Comments

dil3mma 1 year, 3 months ago

I've been a fan of the Blue Man Group for many years and have never gotten to see them. I'd love SO MUCH to take my wife to this show!

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krs6ut 1 year, 3 months ago

I would love to win tickets to this show because as a mom of a 5 year old I really need a night out on the town.

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crystalproudmommy 1 year, 3 months ago

My husband and I are way over due for a date night this would be great to have :)

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wendy_i 1 year, 3 months ago

We wanted to get tickets for my youngest for Christmas, but it wasn't in the budget. He is all about music, drums, paint, and mess!!! He'd love to go and it'd be a great experience. We've never be able to see them live.

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gundam02 1 year, 3 months ago

Always wanted to see them. Wife and I need a good date night.

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padams112170 1 year, 3 months ago

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bbqchick 1 year, 3 months ago

I have been so blue lately that I think only the Blue Man Group can snap me out of my funk! Hoping to see the sunshine!!

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ArmyVet1 1 year, 3 months ago

Have never seen them (always wanted too!) and would LOVE to get "blued" at the Fox! Thank you Gwinnett Daily Post!!

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fhalama 1 year, 3 months ago

We just seen the advertisement on tv the other night and thought this would be something we would like to see. Plus this would only be my second time going to the city!

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Jules4969 1 year, 3 months ago

I would like to win these tickets as my ex-husband would love to go and these would win me brownie points with him, and we all know its not easy being nice to ex's all the time.

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deniseb 1 year, 3 months ago

I saw the commercial for this show and it looks awesome! :)

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Talliaj 1 year, 3 months ago

I would love to win these tickets! Not for myself but as a surprise to my husband. He is a huge BMG fan and has been forever. From youtube videos to dvd's, he has them or watches them, however, he has not been to a live performance. As a date night, a brief getaway from the kids and an awesome gift to him, these tickets would be perfect.

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S_A_M 1 year, 3 months ago

OMG I WANNA SEE THEM SO BAD!!!!!! Date nights are always nice!!!

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leeleemarie1979 1 year, 3 months ago

My husband and I desperately NEED a date night and it was his birthday yesterday! :)

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LoveMyFalcons 1 year, 3 months ago

Would love to win these tickets to take my wonderful wife who went way above and beyond to make sure I had a wonderful birthday weekend. She started it on Friday with a great dinner with my family followed by a movie. On Saturday we went downtown and enjoyed a night on the town staying in a really nice hotel and to top it off got me tickets to the Falcons game on Sunday !! I had a blast so please help me return the favor !!

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beckydresch 1 year, 3 months ago

I've never seen them perform and I'm so ready for a date night without a four month old baby

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leeleemarie1979 1 year, 3 months ago

Well, I don't think my comment posted the first time....My husbands bday was yesterday and we could really use a date night.

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kpmomma83 1 year, 3 months ago

My husband and I haven't had a night out alone since our son was born 7 months ago! My husband loves this group, so it would be such a great date night!!

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margeparge97 1 year, 3 months ago

I'd love to be able to take my daughter to see BMG as she loves live performances and it usually isn't in the budget!

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Tom 1 year, 3 months ago

My better half and I have a couple of very stressful weeks ahead of us. I feel like laughter is the best medicine that you can get. We have been under stress and I feel like this show and the laughter that it provides, may help us get thru this time. If we do not win, then I wish the couple that does the very best and fun time of their lives at this show.

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faithscheidt 1 year, 3 months ago

My son, Kevin went on a mission trip to Nicaragua last month and completely missed Christmas. He was truly blessed by being able to give instead of receive. I would love to take him to see BMG to bless him back!

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stjuan0 1 year, 3 months ago

My wife and I have been married 24 years. We don't get to have many dates nights and this would be very special to get to take her to.

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lilianita74 1 year, 3 months ago

I'd love to win tickets! My husband's birthday is the same day and I'd lo ve to be able to invite him. It woud be a perfect present for him!!

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howland5 1 year, 3 months ago

Oh MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME!!!! I would so love a date night with my youngest son. He'll soon be 17 and I never feel as if I can spend enough time with him. Thank you for offering these opportunities to the public, I know it makes a lot of wonderful memories for people who otherwise might not get the chance to experience such fun.

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Abbie23 1 year, 3 months ago

This would be a great opportunity for some bonding time with my teenage son!

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suzanne_johnson 1 year, 3 months ago

We haven't had a date night in the fifteen months that our son has been has been born. Plus, my husband has never been to the Fox! This would be an amazing night out for us.

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barbidoll 1 year, 3 months ago

wow, this show looks like so much fun! I see blue people.

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peony1964 1 year, 3 months ago

Would love to win those tickets for my daughter, who just celebrated her 23rd birthday. She celebrated her 21st at The Fox seeing Beauty and the Beast. It would be fun to start a trend of celebrating her birthday by going to see a show at the Fox each year.

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teridok 1 year, 3 months ago

AAAAHHHHH!!! I have loved the Blue Man Group since they were just three guys in blue make-up lucky to get a break and book the Johnny Carson show! My husband and I even went as the Blue Men for Halloween one year....blue paint, bald caps, black clothes...and we didn't talk the entire evening.... just looked at everyone with big eyes. Love that they are still catching marshmallows with their mouths and playing the paint drums!!! And I would LOVE to win these tickets and see them at the Fox. Thank you!

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tkimsey 1 year, 3 months ago

Closet Ive been to watching the Blue man group is on youtube! They are an amazing group and would be an awesome experience to see!!

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sonypepe 1 year, 3 months ago

Because I have the BEST DAD ever I would love to win the tickets to see the Blue Man group. He's a Rock N Roll - Led Zepplin - lovin hippie. But he has wanted to see the Blue Man group for such a long time. He is the BEST DAD ever and does so much for our family - that I would love to show him a small token of our appreciation and take him to see the Blue Man Group and check this off of his bucket list!

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Kakes1 1 year, 3 months ago

I'd love to take my wife to a Blue Man Group performance! We really need a night out without the kids.

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cyyoung 1 year, 3 months ago

I would love to win these tickets for my parents,they are the best ever and always working so hard to support us all.

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1962 1 year, 3 months ago

This would be an amazing evening out to celebrate our anniversary.

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kcantrell71 1 year, 3 months ago

I would absolutely LOVE to win these tickets for my husband and I. Every time I see them playing in the area, I check tickets and more specifically ticket prices. I somehow think eventually they will be within our budget, but every time they are out of our price range. This combined with the fact that I have NEVER won any of these give-aways, I would be most appreciative to win these tickets. I have heard the show is fabulous and would love for my husband/I to have the opportunity to attend. Thank you Gwinnett Daily Post in advance for hopefully giving up the opportunity fingers crossed I win this time....

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kimrag69 1 year, 3 months ago

I would like to win these tickets for my parents as a late 40th anniversary gift. My mom has never been to The Fox much less a show like this. I have wanted to treat my parents to something nice since my dad came through strong and healthy after heart surgery back in April. This would be a great opportunity for them to reconnect after such a trying time and just have fun.

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missannat08 1 year, 3 months ago

I would LOVE to win the tickets to this event because I'm really interested in drums and music, and I've never been to the Fox Theater before! It'd be a great experience, and I'd like to take my sister who has done so much for me!

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kimcroley 1 year, 3 months ago

I would love to go!!! A date night with the hubby would be AWESOME!!

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nancyr 1 year, 3 months ago

My husband was on a business trip a couple of years ago in Las Vegas...and found out after the fact that one of his team members had attended the Blue Man Group. He was happy for him but VERY disappointed he wasn't asked to join him!! I know my husband would LOVE this show this Wednesday night....me too! And, we LOVE the Fox. Thank you for this great opportunity!

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cmitchell524 1 year, 3 months ago

Would love to win tickets to see The Blue Man Group. We saw them years ago at the Gwinnett Arena and it was the the best show we have ever seen. It had so much fun-filled entertainment and I loved how the audience participated in the fun. Thank You!

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