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Blue Man Group

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Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group 

When: March 15-20 2011
Price: $20-70

I recall the first time I saw the Blue Man Group; it was on an NCSU Scholars Forum trip to New York, where they were the pick for our off-Broadway entertainment. My path crossed with the group more and more frequently over the ensuing years; they wound up being the pick on another trip, they came to my grad school for a performance and, most oddly, they became a recurring plot point on the TV series Arrested Development, where David Cross' character unsuccessfully attempts to become a member ("I just blue myself"). Why are these painted fools so darn enduring? Well, they combine the brazenness of a performance artist with the mainstream goofiness of a circus act and the childlike glee of watching a clown or a stage magician. Whether they're tossing marshmallows into each others' mouths or leading the audience in a bizarre sing-along of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit," there's something you can appreciate on any level. Unless you're Homer Simpson (there's also a gag where mentioning the Blue Man Group will put him on an extended rant about how they just knock off the Smurfs). They're everywhere, I tell ya. The invasion continues at DPAC through March 20; tickets run $20–$70. The show is not recommended for children under age 8. —Zack Smith

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