Blue Man Group to Celebrate 20 Years in Chicago with Special Birthday Performance

Blue Man Group to Celebrate 20 Years in Chicago with Special Birthday Performance

Blue Man Group, the critically hailed theatrical phenomenon with an open run at the Briar Street Theatre, will celebrate 20 years in Chicago Thursday, October 12 with a special birthday performance at 8 p.m.

Guests of the celebration will enjoy a few surprises during the show that will coincide with the special milestone as well as receive commemorative cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes after the performance.

Since its Briar Street Theatre debut in 1997, Blue Man Group Chicago has:

- Entertained more than 4,600,000 people with 10,493 performances
- Held five autism-friendly performances in collaboration with Autism Speaks
- Used 965,365 ponchos and 17,694 boxes of Cap'n Crunch cereal
- Awarded $45,000 to emerging artists though two Blue Man Group art competitions

As part of the celebration, Blue Man Group Chicago is teaming up with Sprinkles Cupcakes to sell custom Blue Man Group cupcakes at Sprinkles' Chicago location at 50 E. Walton from October 11 - October 31. Those who purchase the Blue Man Group cupcakes will receive a voucher for 25 percent off tickets to Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theatre. Blackout dates apply. Blue Man Group Chicago will also be surprising Sprinkles' Cupcake customers with surprise Blue Man Group ticket giveaways throughout the month of October.

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 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.

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.

Tickets are available from $39-$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.

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