Family Travel: Kidlutions Visits the #BlueManGroup in Boston


{Family photo courtesy of Katelyn F., the friendliest usher on earth! 
Read more about her below}
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Disclosure: Our family was provided five media passes to attend 
the Blue Man Group in Boston.  All thoughts are 100% our own.
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The Blue Man Group: Boston

When you've traveled far from home, you want to do something the whole family will love...something that will stand out in their minds for years to come...something that is unique and out of the ordinary. When our entire family traveled to Boston, we set out to take in the Blue Man Group in Boston. It delivered on all of what we we had in mind and then some! Quite simply: This show ROCKS!

Something for Everyone

Housed at the Charles Playhouse in Boston, Massachusetts, this three-man routine combines comedy, music, drumming and action-packed fun from the moment the show starts until it ends. You'll smile so much, your face will hurt! And trust me, you won't want it to end.



An Interactive Delight

The audience interaction begins before the Blue Man Group in Boston even takes the stage, with some comical banter the audience engages in from a teleprompter. With the poncho crew all set {the folks sitting near the stage get to don ponchos, just in case}, and the crowd ready to go, the Blue Man Crew was welcomed with much fanfare. I got the feeling some of these folks have done this before! {And after taking in the show, I could see why one would go back again!}

Singing, Dancing and Tech

This show has a little bit of everything and has the audience singing, dancing and drumming along. The lighting and tech aspects add another dimension to the fun. The music will get you up and moving right at your seat.  And you'll be laughing throughout most of it. A great workout for your insides and outsides, simultaneously.



Neuroscience, too!

I was pleasantly surprised to see some neuroscientific facts being used to build a whole piece around. This was right up my alley. The creators of this show have done their research and deliver some information that reflects the sign of the times and provides the viewer with some things to think about. Brain food in a fun way? Yes, please!

Since neuroscience drives my own practice and everything we do at Kidlutions, this made my heart smile. In researching further, I found out that the Blue Man Group takes their neuroscience seriously. So seriously, in fact, that there is a school that was started by them. Read more about the Blue School.

Indeed, there are some very smart people behind the Blue Man Group.

They Say So Much with Saying a Word

One of the most ironic things is that the Blue Man Group can say so much without saying a thing. That's right! They do not utter a syllable throughout the entire show, which lasts about an hour and 40 minutes. That's a feat in itself! They don't say a word, but you'll still be talking about them a week after the show!


As a mom, one of the really fun things to do was watch my two teens and twenty-something smiling, with their eyes glued to the stage, as everything unfolded.


The Grand Finale

With the show being as fast-paced and amazing as it was, I found myself wondering, "How will they top this for the grand finale?" Well, the Blue Man Group delivered once more. The entire audience from the balcony level to the those on the main floor were engaged in one huge interactive free-for-all that was colorful, fun and fab! I felt like a kid again! We were allowed to "play" for awhile with the ginormous beach-ball type orbs, and paper streamers that never ended! It was pure joy!

So much thought and planning went into making sure everyone was part of the fun. Smart. Really smart. You'll be totally immersed in this experience!



Don't Miss It

The Blue Man Group in Boston should be on everyone's bucket list! As I posted about it to my private facebook page right after the show, so many friends commented about their incredible time at the show in different cities over the years. A common thread from all was that this was pure FUN! I concur!



So Much for a Quiet Night!




Special thanks to: Laura Camien, Vice-President of Communications, who bent over backwards to accommodate us on a very tight schedule. She works magic behind the scenes, and her kindness will not soon be forgotten. Additionally, special thanks to Katelyn F., our amazing usher. She was one of the sweetest college co-eds {who's going to be a teacher...lucky kids!} and she also plays college soccer! Her mama is a teacher, too...so Katelyn will be in good company! Yes, the people of Boston are kind and helpful...we met some really great ones! We'll tell you about more of them later! Wherever you go, you can find amazing people! Look for them! Be one of them, too!







Comments

Lane Fournerat said…
I knew that I should have went to see the Blue Man Group Show while my wife and I were in Las Vegas. If I could pick any show to see, it would be the Blue Man Group. Used to play drums and I enjoy theater productions (I was a theater major in college). Guess I need to take a trip to Boston!
Lane,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment! You simply HAVE to go. You won't regret it! I'd go again in a heartbeat!

As for you being a drummer and a theatre major, I can totally see that in your play with your children! It warmed my heart and reminded me exactly of how Mr. Kidlutions used to play with our three original Kidlutions Kids! What a great dad you are!

Wendy =)

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