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PHOTOS: Blue Man Group Returns (State Theatre/HTT)

Blue Man Group performances always feature bold colors, sometimes punctuated by flying paint and water bouncing off drums. Photo by Evan Zimmerman.

Blue Man Group. It’s a wordless performance act with long-running shows in Boston, New York, and Las Vegas, with tours running more or less constantly. It’s an evening of music, physical comedy, dancing, and visual humor. It’s visually splashy…and fun.

Blue Man Group’s latest incarnation, running 90 minutes with no intermission, lands at the State Theatre in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Here’s a glimpse of the show.

Blue Man Group started all the way back in 1987, and was bought by Cirque du Soleil in 2017. Photo by Joan Marcus.
The show, loosely conceived, has gone through numerous incarnations. The current Blue Man Group
Speechless show launched in September 2019. Photo by Joan Marcus.
The wordless blue humanoids (possibly aliens, a theme explored more and less in different incarnations) wander through a colorful environment. Photo by Evan Zimmerman.
Audience members are occasionally drafted. Photo by Joan Marcus.
A live onstage band is used for parts of the performance, but the use of pitched percussion instruments by the main ensemble has been a long-time mainstay. Photo by Evan Zimmerman.
Droplets of paint flying through the air as they drum is another mainstay. Photo by Evan Zimmerman.

Blue Man Group plays February 4-9 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN.

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