Blue Man Group to Celebrate 20 Years at Briar Street with Birthday Show, More Performances

Blue Man Group to Celebrate 20 Years at Briar Street with Birthday Show, More Performances

Blue Man Group, continuing its open run at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted), is celebrating 20 years in Chicago with an expanded fall performance schedule. The schedule includes a second autism-friendly performance Sunday, October 1 and a special 20th birthday performance Thursday, October 12.

Blue Man Group Chicago will host an additional autism-friendly performance this year in collaboration with Autism Speaks Sunday, October 1 at 4 p.m. The performance will be the second of two Chicago autism-friendly performances scheduled in 2017. Slight modifications will be made to the show in order to better accommodate individuals and families affected by autism. All tickets will be sold at a discounted price of $49, with $5 from every ticket purchased donated to Autism Speaks.

Blue Man Group will officially celebrate 20 years at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre Thursday, October 12 with a special birthday performance at 8 p.m. Guests of the celebration will receive commemorative cupcakes as well as enjoy a few surprises during the show tied in with the special milestone.

Blue Man Group performances are a celebration of human connection. Mixing art, music, comedy and state-of-the-art technology, the show encourages audiences to reconnect with their inner (and outer) child and see the world through a new perspective. Three bald and blue men explore our cultural norms with wide-eyed wonder, poking fun at our collective quirks and reminding us how much we all have in common. Backed by a live rock band, the Blue Men unify the audience for the show's celebratory climax - an unforgettable, euphoric dance party.

Blue Man Group is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories and custom instruments. It's a joyful, multi-sensory experience that has performed in over 20 countries and has captivated more than 35 million people of all ages and cultures worldwide.

Tickets are available from $49-$99. 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/bluemangroup. For a full show schedule and ticket pricing, visit www.blueman.com/chicago.

Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more, varying from $46- $69 per person. For groups of 10 or more, call the group sales department to book at: 773.348.3300 or email chicagogroups@blueman.com to request information.

2017 Fall Performance Schedule:

September

Friday, September 1 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 2 - 2, 5 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, September 3 - 1, 4 and 7 p.m.

Monday, September 4 - 2 p.m. (Labor Day)

Thursday, September 7 - 8 p.m.

Friday, September 8 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 9 - 2, 5 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, September 10 - 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 14 - 8 p.m.

Friday, September 15 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 16 - 2, 5 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, September 17 - 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 21 - 8 p.m.

Friday, September 22 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 23 - 2, 5 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, September 24 - 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 28 - 8 p.m.

Friday, September 29 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 30 - 2, 5 and 8 p.m.

October

Sunday, October 1 - 4 p.m. (Autism-Friendly Performance)

Thursday, October 5 - 8 p.m.

Friday, October 6 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 7 - 2, 5 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 8 - 4 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 12 - 8 p.m. (20th Birthday Performance)

Friday, October 13 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 14 - 2, 5 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 15 - 4 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 19 - 8 p.m.

Friday, October 20 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 21 - 2, 5 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 22 - 4 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 26 - 8 p.m.

Friday, October 27 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 28 - 2, 5 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 29 - 1 and 4 p.m.

Blue Man Productions is a global entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology, the show's euphoric celebration of human connection has universal appeal for a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. The show is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. Blue Man Group has permanent theatrical productions in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Berlin and a World Tour.

This creative collective has become part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like "The Tonight Show," "Arrested Development," "Ellen," "Schlag den Raab" (Germany), "WOWOW" (Japan), and "Caldeira?o do Huck" (Brasil).

Beyond the stage show, they are Grammy-nominated recording artists, known for their contributions to various film and TV scores and multiple Blue Man Group albums, including their most recent, THREE. Their "Megastar World Tour" rock concert parody played arenas across the globe. The group's recently published first-ever book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character.

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