BLUE MAN GROUP Adds Holiday Performances in Chicago

Chicagoans can light up frosty nights with a dazzling 10,000 watts this winter. There will be drummers drumming overtime at the Briar Street Theatre December 16 - January 4, as Blue Man Group has expanded its schedule to give audiences more opportunities to experience its unique and thrilling performance at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted Street) throughout the holidays.

For New Year's Eve, there will be complimentary celebratory beverages served at each of the three performances at 4, 7 and 10 p.m., and a special rollicking Blue Man Group rendition of Auld Lange Syne to ring in 2015 at the stroke of midnight.

Blue Man Group is a unique and thrilling multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other. The iconic, silent, inquisitive Blue Man character has remained consistent since the show's opening, but the world he reacts to is continuously changing, allowing for a production that continuously evolves. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions, today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles. The performance then closes with a pulsating finale that has audiences up and out of their seats, featuring an original Blue Man Group music score.

Chris Jones from the Chicago Tribune gave the show a Four Star rating and said the material was "brilliantly revamped" and "truly joyous." After seeing the new material in a recent performance, Hedy Weiss for the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "The show's creators have cleverly updated the production with new wizardry while retaining its essential mind-set." Chicago Parent editor Tamara L. O'Shaughnessy said "the coolest blue guys in Chicago just got cooler."

Currently, Blue Man Group theatrical shows can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, and on tour throughout the U.S.

Tickets are available from $49 - 99 plus handling fees. Tickets may be purchased at the Briar Street Theatre by calling the box office at (773) 348-4000; by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787; at all Ticketmaster ticket centers or via the Internet at www.ticketmaster.com/bluemanchicago. For more information, visit www.blueman.com/chicago.

Blue Man Group's Chicago 2014-2015 holiday schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, December 3, at 8 P.M.
Thursday, December 4, at 8 P.M.
Friday, December 5, at 8 P.M.
Saturday, December 6, at 2, 5, and 8 P.M.
Sunday, December 7, at 1 and 4 P.M.
Thursday, December 11, at 8 P.M.
Friday December 12, at 8 P.M.
Saturday, December13, at 2, 5 and 8 P.M.
Sunday, December 14, at 1 and 4 P.M.
Tuesday, December 16, at 8 P.M.
Wednesday, December 17, at 8 P.M.
Thursday, December 18, at 8 P.M.
Friday, December 19, at 5 and 8 P.M.
Saturday, December 20, at 2, 5 and 8 P.M.
Sunday, December 21, at 1, 4 and 7 P.M.
Monday, December 22, at 5 and 8 P.M.
Tuesday, December 23, at 5 and 8 P.M.
Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), at 2 and 5 P.M.
Friday, December 26, at 11 A.M., 2, 5 and 8 P.M.
Saturday, December 27, at 11 A.M., 2, 5 and 8 P.M.
Sunday, December 28, at 11 A.M., 2, 5 and 8 P.M.
Monday, December 29, at 11 A.M., 2, 5 and 8 P.M.
Tuesday, December 30, at 2, 5 and 8 P.M.
Wednesday, December 31 (New Year's Eve), at 4, 7 and 10 P.M.
Thursday, January 1 (New Year's Day), at 2, 5 and 8 P.M.
Friday, January 2, at 2, 5 and 8 P.M.
Saturday, January 3, at 2, 5 and 8 P.M.
Sunday, January 4, at 1 and 4 P.M.



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