Sunday, June 15, 2008

I See Blue People .....

.... while accompanying My Favorite Landman for the annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, being held this year in Chicago. It's a great place for entertainment. The hardest part about it all is picking where to go, what to see, what to hear ... so little time, so much to do.

With both Elder Son and Younger Son along for the fun, we wanted to take in a show, and we wanted it to be something we could all enjoy. It wasn't easy ... we had our choice of Late Night Catechism at the Royal George Theater or Jersey Boys at Lasalle Bank Theatre. Wicked at the Oriental Theater was a top choice, but so was The Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater ... and that's the one we picked.

Good choice ... Blue Man Group is a long-running show and some say one is one of hardest to describe - part percussion, part street theater, part rock'n'roll, part satire, and a lot more. They descibe themselves as an organization dedicated to creating excitement-generating experiences for their audience and themselves - and that they certainly did, rocking a full house of people young and old with plenty of music and laughter, a colorful and driving multi-media feast for all the senses. By show's end, the audience is on its feet in a joyous and delerious celebration that brings the performance to a wonderful close.

A total blast! I hope you get a chance to see/hear/experience it yourself someday.

4 comments:

Rob said...

Dede & I saw The Blue Man Group in Chicago about 3 years ago and it was awesome! I love, love, love percussion & offbeat music anyway and the visuals fit the revved up audio perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and would love to see 'em again!

Jeff said...

Rob, same here. The show has some variety to it, so you don't necessarilly see the same group performing the same show twice. I would definitely go back for more ... maybe as a Roof Dweller.

Janie said...

Blue Man Group is awesome!

Jeff said...

Janie, I wonder of there'd be any way for them to stop in Midland? I'd be standing in line for tickets!