PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For a quarter of a century, the Blue Man Group has been making audiences laugh without saying a word.
Their show is a whole lot of fun, with tons of lights, sound, and percussion that assaults your senses.READ MORE: Local Families To Benefit From 8th Annual Cool Down For Warmth
“We have a through-line to the show and kind of a Point A and a Point B where we need to go to, but everything that happens within that is really improv, and it revolves around the audience. We as performers have no idea what the audience is going to react to and how they are going to react, and we are on edge as much as they are,” Blue Man Group performer Ethan Golub said.
The internationally renowned Blue Man Group is performing at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh all week. It’s hard to believe the constantly-evolving act is almost 25 years old.
“Each Blue Man has their own unique way of performing the character. That’s what makes the show so unique is that when you go and see any production throughout the country, it’s going to be different every time,” Daniel Carter said.
The challenge is how to keep the show fresh and new while giving loyal fans the comedy they love and expect.READ MORE: Student Hospitalized After Fight At Brashear High School
“I think that is what keep people coming back and that is what makes the show do so well is there is a relatable part to this character that everyone can relate to. There’s a Blue Man in all of us essentially,” Golub said.
At the core of every show is the fact that different people watch the show each night.
“Really, the audience is just as important to the show as we are. It’s something that we make together. We create this with the audience and those guys sitting out in the seats — the reaction they give us can change the feel of the show,” Carter said.
The show is part of the Broadway in Pittsburgh series from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
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