Blue Man Group to Play Merrill Auditorium, 10/11-12

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Blue Man Group to Play Merrill Auditorium, 10/11-12

Portland Ovations brings Blue Man Group back to Portland for 3 shows from October 11th to October 12th at Merrill Auditorium. Tickets are now on-sale at www.portlandovations.org.

The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites.

The new sound, set, and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, high-impact visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation.

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 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."

Tickets for Blue Man Group range from $41 to $63 for Ovations' Members and $45 to $70 for the general public. To purchase tickets visit www.portlandovations.org, contact PortTIX at 207-842-0800 or stop by the box office window at Merrill Auditorium.

Blue Man Group performances are sponsored locally by Headlight Audio Visual, JS McCarthy Printers, Bangor Savings Bank, BDN Maine, WGME 13 and Bath Savings Trust Company.

Blue Man Group is a multinational media and entertainment company with theatrical and digital media operations across three continents, permanent live performance installations in six cities, an ongoing theatrical tour of the USA and Canada, as well as a highly acclaimed show on Norwegian Cruise Line's Epic.

Audiences have multiple opportunities to discover Blue Man Group through the scope and variety of its creative projects, including:

Blue Man Group's headlining performance on the new Norwegian Epic by Norwegian Cruise Line-the Official Cruise Line of Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group family-focused educational projects, including a touring Children's Museum exhibit, "Making Waves"

Blue Man Group's original music, including the Grammy-nominated "Audio", as well as four additional albums, and numerous scoring projects for film, TV and commercials

Blue Man Group's multiple performances on popular television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Regis & Kelly; and unique storylines in "Scrubs" and "Arrested Development"

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. Learn more at www.blueman.com.

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