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'The Creating of Blue Man Group' to Air on Idaho Public Television 8/12

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The Creating of Blue Man Group is to air on Idaho Public Television on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:30 PM in preparation for its first-ever live theatrical tour that visits Idaho's premier performing arts center, the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. This performance documentary examines what makes this unique entertainment concept/act work. Performance footage and insights by the original Blue Men (done in high tech/animation digital style) leads viewers through an exploration of the creative process that makes the production an audience hit around the world. Please check your local listing for the channel in your area.

NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions are pleased to announce a new theatrical touring production will stop in Boise from September 30 to October 2, 2011. Tickets go on sale August 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, all Select-a-Seat outlets, www.idahotickets.com or call: (208) 426-1110. Ticket prices range from $55 - $32.50. Groups of 15 or more call: 208-426-4103.

Although Blue Man Group has toured previously with its Megastar arena rock show, this marks the first theatrical production to tour North America. The theatrical tour features classic Blue Man moments as well as brand new content.

Blue Man Group on tour also features a new physical design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen creating an entirely new visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation.

The critically acclaimed 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.

"Until now, we have never mounted a touring version of our theatrical production," says Blue Man Group co-founder Philip Stanton. "The main reason for this is we needed to find a way to transform theatres of all shapes and sizes into spaces in which the Blue Man can intimately connect with the audience, where the audience can become engaged with the spirit of the show and of the Blue Man himself. We think we have finally figured it out, and an audience member in a theatre that seats 4,500 people or so will now be able to enjoy the same intimate experience that might be had in one of our smaller theatres. Our goal with this production, as with all of our productions, is to help audience members reconnect with their own sense of discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives."

Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, all Select-a-Seat outlets, www.idahotickets.com or call: (208) 426-1110. Ticket prices range from $55 - $32.50. Groups of 15 or more call: 208-426-4103.

About NETworks Presentations
NETworks Presentations, LLC was founded in 1995 by Kenneth Gentry, Seth Wenig and Scott Jackson, NETworks has produced and managed over 70 national and international touring productions. Previous productions include Oliver!, Little Women starring Maureen McGovern, Jekyll & Hyde, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshaw, The Light in the Piazza, My Fair Lady co-produced with Cameron Mackintosh, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, among many others. Joining returning hits Annie, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray and The Wizard of Oz this season are Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Young Frankenstein, and the Lincoln Center's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. Future titles include Joyful Noise's production of Handel's Messiah Rocks, A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening, Les Misérables and the Blue Man Group national tour.

About Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is best known for its widely popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at the live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience.

Currently, Blue Man Group theatrical shows can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas,Orlando, Berlin, Stockholm, Vienna and Tokyo.

Audiences have multiple opportunities to discover Blue Man Group through the scope and variety of its creative projects, including:
Blue Man Group family-focused educational projects, including a touring Children's Museum exhibit, "Making Waves"
Blue Man Group's headlining performance on the new Norwegian Epic by Norwegian Cruise Line-the Official Cruise Line of Blue Man Group
An upcoming Blue Man Group IMAX film, "Blue Man Group: Mind Blast", which gives the Blue Man an entirely new environment to explore, slated to arrive in theatres in 2011
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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