BLUE MAN GROUP
First–Ever Theatrical Tour promises new material and classic moments
NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions are pleased to announce a new Blue Man Group theatrical touring production will visit Kitchener’s Centre In The Square on February 25 and 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favourites.
The new sound, set, and video design centering on a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, high-impact visual experience.
The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. Blue Man Group is best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men.
“In order to create a touring version of our theatrical production, we knew we had a creative challenge to tackle,” says Blue Man Group Co-Founder Philip Stanton. “We needed to find a way to transform theatres of all shapes and sizes into spaces in which the Blue Man can intimately connect with the audience, where the audience can become engaged with the spirit of the show and the Blue Man himself. We think we have finally figured it out, and hopefully we will accomplish our goal, which is always to help audience members reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.”
Tickets range from $59 to $129 and may be purchased online at www.centreinthesquare.com, by calling 519-578-1570, or in person at the Centre In The Square box office, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Ontario.
About NETWORKS Presentations
NETworks Presentations, LLC was founded in 1995 by Kenneth Gentry, Seth Wenig and Scott Jackson, NETworks has produced and managed over 70 national and international touring productions. Previous productions include Oliver!, Little Women starring Maureen McGovern, Jekyll & Hyde, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshaw, The Light in the Piazza, My Fair Lady co-produced with Cameron Mackintosh, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, among many others. Joining returning hits Annie, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray and The Wizard of Oz this season are Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Young Frankenstein, and the Lincoln Center’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Future titles include Joyful Noise’s production of Handel’s Messiah Rocks, A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening, Les Misérables and the Blue Man Group national tour.
About Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group (www.blueman.com) is a multinational media and entertainment company with theatrical and digital media operations across four continents, permanent live performance installations in seven cities, an ongoing theatrical tour of the USA and Canada, as well as a highly acclaimed show on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic. Audiences have multiple opportunities to discover Blue Man Group through the scope and variety of its creative projects, including:
· Blue Man Group’s headlining performance on the new Norwegian Epic by Norwegian Cruise Line—the Official Cruise Line of Blue Man Group
· Blue Man Group family-focused educational projects, including a touring Children’s Museum exhibit, “Making Waves”
· Blue Man Group’s original music, including the Grammy®-nominated “Audio”, as well as four additional albums, and numerous scoring projects for film, TV and commercials
· Blue Man Group’s multiple performances on popular television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Regis & Kelly; and unique storylines in “Scrubs” and “Arrested Development”
As the company grows, it remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Learn more at www.blueman.com.
About Centre In The Square
Centre In The Square is a 2,047 seat theatre, which offers exceptional unobstructed views of the stage, one of the largest in North America. It is dedicated to promoting the performing arts that entertain, inspire, engage and create memorable experiences for the region. Centre In The Square welcomes approximately 190,000 visitors each year across a range of events including dance, comedy, musicals, theatre and music from classical to rock. Centre In The Square is located in Kitchener, Ontario and governed by a 14-member board and a staff of 27 full-time employees and a team of approximately 65 part-time staff.
Where: Centre in the Square
When: February 25 & 26, 2013
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