“With the new show, we really wanted to have fun, take risks and do something different,” said Chris Wink, co-founder of Blue Man Group. “We’re the only show that combines robots and inventive technology with comedy and inspiring theatrics. It’s an over-the-top experience, that I don’t think you can find anywhere else on the Strip.”
The energy kicks off on Monte Carlo’s casino floor with a dazzling procession of musical joy and luminescence, which can best be described as an energetic percussive parade designed by a mad scientist. The surging, intoxicating beat will fill the casino as Blue Man Group launches a Percussipede, a musical centipede of percussion instruments, musicians, robots and puppets co-created with world-renowned 3-D designer Michael Curry. Each day, 45 minutes prior to the first show, a Blue Man groove will weave and shake its way through the casino; a musical celebration that will lure and entice unsuspecting visitors into the magical, imaginative world that is Blue Man Group.
“We really wanted to connect with the audience before they even set foot in the theatre,” said Phil Stanton, co-founder of Blue Man Group. “The music and party atmosphere is contagious. The drumming pulls people in and the wild visuals will make them feel like they’ve been transported to a fun and fantastical world.”
The creative forces of Blue Man Group have been working for two years to propel their indescribable celebration of art, technology and music to a whole new level at the Monte Carlo. Audience members will be enveloped in a one-of-a-kind, colorful and interactive experience that only Blue Man Group can provide. The mega-enhanced show presents a thrilling, energy-infused combination of the signature pieces Blue Man Group is known for while introducing new playful personalities and dynamic new instruments.
The incredible journey includes the introduction of an assembly-line robot and a sassy humanoid Showbot, as well as an exploration of the human brain. During one of the show’s most electrifying moments, a giant Brain Drum is played, illuminating a neurological pathway high above the crowd. The audience will also experience the joy of a set of giant Smoke Drums that emit mystical, ethereal smoke rings out into the world and a Neuronulum, a newly crafted pipe-instrument worn by the Blue Men which provides musical and visual pulses of energy across a theatre-wide neural landscape.
Founded by Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman, Blue Man Group is well known for its popular theatrical shows that combine music, comedy and multimedia elements to produce a dynamic, ever-changing and euphoric form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at its live performance has become a trademark of Blue Man Group. To date, more than 25 million people across the globe have shared in the joys of a Blue Man Group experience.
Individual and group tickets are now on sale for performances from Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 through April 30, 2013. Standard prices are VIP Backstage Experience - $215, Category A: Premium View - $127, Category B: Poncho Standard View - $105, Category C: Standard View - $105 and Category D: Obstructed View - $59 (taxes and service fees apply). Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more by calling 702.697.1655. Blue Man Group dinner and VIP packages, military and children’s pricing are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Blue Man Group Box Office, any MGM Resorts International Box Office, www.blueman.com/lasvegas or call 1.800.blueman.
ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS
Opening at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in October 2012, Blue Man Group offers an experience never seen before. Blue Man Group provides audiences with a fully immersive audiovisual experience. Born of the creative urge to explore the unknown, the show is a combination of science, comedy, music and vibrant visual effects. The explosion of color, humor, music and technology comes to life every night inside the Monte Carlo Theatre. It’s the only show with a “smoking section,” the only show with brains, the only show with balls and the only show that bursts out of the theatre with a nightly procession of musical joy and luminescence.
Tickets also are available for performances at The Venetian® through Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. For tickets or show information, call 1.800.blueman or visit www.blueman.com/lasvegas. Fans can also keep up with the latest Blue Man Group Las Vegas news and events via Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluemangroup or Twitter at www.twitter.com/BMGVegas.
ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP
Blue Man Group (www.blueman.com) is a multinational media and entertainment company with theatrical and digital media operations across three continents, permanent live performance installations in six cities, an ongoing theatrical tour of the USA and Canada, and a highly acclaimed show on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic.
ABOUT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
The AAA Four Diamond Monte Carlo offers guests unpretentious luxury at affordable prices. The resort features 2,992 deluxe rooms and suites, including the exclusive HOTEL32 located on the resort’s top floor; a lush pool area with a lazy river, wave pool and cascading waterfalls; more than 24,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, and a relaxing spa and salon. Monte Carlo is home to the award-winning French cuisine of Andre’s, and an array of restaurants, bars and lounges including The Pub at Monte Carlo, BRAND Steakhouse and Diablo’s Cantina. Monte Carlo is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit montecarlo.com or call toll free at 888.529.4828 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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