Our Night at Blue Man Group in Boston at the Charles Playhouse

At Blue Man Group

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We received complimentary tickets to attend Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse in Boston. Opinions are our own.

We took the kids to see Blue Man Group tonight for their first time ever. I thought it would be an incredible experience for Andrew because he loves sound and movement and making all sorts of noise. Things were going really well until….

I’m getting ahead of myself here. We arrived at the Charles Playhouse and there was a little lounge area where they had a souvenir kiosk and bar and bathrooms. But on the wall they had an interactive display that the kids enjoyed playing with. There was PVC pipe connected to speakers and also wall displays. If you pressed down on these pieces of pipe then a sound would go off and a ripple of color would go out. It was super cool. The kids had fun playing with this while we waited to be seated.

the sound wall

The lobby also had something else that I enjoyed. that was an image of the Blue Man Group logo done in LEGO by a master builder from the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston.

Lego logo

When it was time to go up into the theater we were shown our seats and they were directly behind the “Splash Zone” seats. We were going to be pretty close to the action. I liked that the theater not only had booster seats for the kids but also ear protection from the louder parts of the show. We got both for Andrew and those were complimentary. That was a bonus. Then the show started and everything was going well, it was funny and entertaining. Andrew was a bit creepted out by the Blue Men themselves. He’s a bit of an anxious kid as we are slowly discovering. But he had fun and was laughing and loved a show section that was done with giant phones. It was all amazing and silly and cool.

Then they started playing music on some pipes and that was great. Such fun sounds and it just totally rocked. Then the Blue Men pulled out a camera from the pipes. They were looking into it and being silly and then they went into the audience and found a guy and put the camera on him and then the video showed the camera going down his throat. Now, obviously the camera itself did not do that and travel through the guys body but a little kid does not realize this and Andrew freaked out. He wanted to get as far away from the theater as he could at this point. While that was done for a comedic thing it was actually pretty traumatic to see the inside of the body which is weird and freaky. Andrew could not get the image out of his head even though he turned his head right away and I covered it until that segment was over.

The show got back on track with music and more but each time the giant PVC pipe instrument came out Andrew tensed up. I reassured him that there would be no more of that sort of thing and we’d see more music and funny stuff. Andrew wasn’t having it. He just wanted to be done with the show.

Other than the part with the camera inside the body this was a spectacular show and was so much fun. The whole show is so inventive and cool. I thought that Andrew would really love it because of how the Blue Men made music with so many different things. His favorite part was with the marshmallows. I won’t spoil that but it was super cool to see.

After the show the Blue Men were on hand for selfies. Andrew wanted no part of it but Eva went with me to get a photo. We had fun doing all sorts of silly selfies. She loved the show and had a great time.

The Blue Man Group show is definitely worth attending and this February vacation from the 17-23d they are adding two matinee shows each day plus some pre and post show activities for the kids. Great for your February Vacation. Here are all the details


Week includes FREE pre-show activities, added matinees & special restaurant offers

BOSTON- Blue Man Group Boston will celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2020 and to kick off the festivities, they’ll be bringing their brand of zany creativity to February School Vacation Week.

From Feb. 17-23, Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse will host 18 shows, including added weekday matinees at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. During each performance, guests will get in the anniversary spirit with commemorative 25th anniversary temporary tattoos.

In addition, pre-show activities will let guests get creative with two options offered during the week. From Monday, Feb. 17-Wed. Feb. 19, audience members can join the Blue Man tribe by choosing or creating their own design with glow-in-the-dark face painting. From Thursday, Feb. 20- Sunday, Feb. 23, guests can use various materials like feathers, gems and paint to create their very own mask to wear during the show.

“As we enter our 25th anniversary this year, engaging with the audience in creative ways is something we’ve always done in Boston and want to continue to do,” said Jonathan Screnci, Blue Man Group Boston Resident General Manager. “These added activities during school vacation week are definitely in that spirit and allows the audience to be a special part of our interactive show experience.”

After all performances, guests are invited to stay and meet the Blue Men and take the ultimate selfie to add to their collection. Doors open one hour before each performance, and, in addition to the special school vacation week activities, there is also a full bar and interactive music and light installation created by Blue Man Group called the “Lounge-U-Lum.”

Blue Man Group Boston has also partnered with local Theater District restaurants to offer food specials and discounts during the week.

Fans can also save 25% off a family four pack of tickets for select shows Feb. 17-23. More information about school vacation week activities, tickets and a list of special discounts offered by participating restaurants can be found at: https://www.blueman.com/boston/buy-tickets/school-vacation-week. All activities are free for ticketholders.

For more information about Blue Man Group Boston and the show experience, check out www.blueman.com. Children under the age of 3 are not permitted in the theatre.

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