If there's anything everybody knows about Las Vegas, it's that it was built on an atmosphere of entertainment and fun. From its abundance of high energy casinos to the various shows performed from one resort to the next, it cannot be argued that Sin City is the place to look to if you're looking for a good time in any sense. Showing off a more "lighthearted" side to the showy nature of Las Vegas is something that is less of a show and more along the lines of an event. Established in 1987, the Blue Man Group started its Las Vegas run in October of 2005, taking up residence at the Venetian Hotel and Resort. Though the classier establishment seems like an odd placement for this theatrical and musical production, the Blue Man Group remains a success even after its near decade run in this city built on sin.
The concept behind the Blue Man Group stage show is fairly basic: three bald-cap wearing men painted entirely in blue spend the duration of the show mesmerizing the audience not with acrobatics or dangerous feats, but with a performance built from the ground up around the antics of three kooky blue men. Taking on the personalities of what can only be described as "alien", the three performers put on a clever show that finds itself accented by audience participation, musical interludes, and a comedic act that requires no words to succeed.
For the musical entertainment, the three strange fellows on stage utilize everything but actual instruments. In one segment, two of the blue men play around with a device that mixes the functionalities of a trombone and drum. As one performer strikes the device like a drum, another slides portions of it in and out to change the pitch of the note as one would do with a trombone. Combined with a mix of facial expressions and reactions to their own musical work, it is segments like these that wind up putting the much needed charm into these funky little blue men.
To ensure the audience is completely entertained, certain points throughout the show have the Blue Men pulling audience members to the stage in order to partake in their odd antics. From mimicking the participant to simply torturing them by trying to get them involved in their crazy on-stage world, the Blue Man Group will do whatever it takes to put on a laugh-riot of a show.
In the long run, Blue Man Group is still a show, and it takes a certain kind of actor to be able to generate a response from the audience with nothing more than the raise of an eyebrow or a minor reaction to something occurring on stage. Blue Men Group is the perfect show for anyone simply looking for a good time and also happens to be one of the few shows on the Strip that allows in children. So don't shy away from these unusual figures and let them pull you into their world of humor, mystery, and confusion.