The Blue Man Group Theatre
Luxor Hotel and Casino
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Blue Man Group
Once a small off-Broadway production, the Blue Man Group has rapidly become one of the most popular Las Vegas shows. Its combination of drummy and rhythms, modern mime-influenced comedy—which is more entertaining than it may sound—and multimedia theatrics have garnered worldwide acclaim and made it popular among visitors of all ages. The Blue Man Group Las Vegas show is a mesmerizing display of inventive percussion and avant garde absurdity, and their show's nonlinear humor has paved the way for the success of many other nontraditional shows in Las Vegas.
The real focus of the Las Vegas Blue Man Group is the production of art and music. The group's inspired antics result in all kinds of weird displays in which no object is too mundane to employ, whether it's breakfast cereal, office supplies, or hand soap—all of these have made it at one point or another into the show, as percussion, paint, or projectiles thrown by audience members pulled to participate in the show. The show's interactive nature is one of the things that makes it so popular, as audience participation is common and keeps everyone guessing as to what will come next.
The music takes on a life of its own, and the Blue Man Group in Las Vegas are habitually backed by a live band, allowing their rhythmic wanderings to take on a life of their own. The Las Vegas Blue Man Group is renowned for their consistently energetic performance, not to mention the show's rewatchability. Every performance is unique, meaning you can justify a return trip to the theater on each successive Vegas trip. The Blue Man Group in Las Vegas is also one of the most entertaining shows that can be fun for the whole family. It's not uncommon to see small children jumping and laughing in the aisles along with the adults during a Blue Man Group Las Vegas show.
The show runs seven days at week, at 7pm and 10pm most nights, though occasionally there will be only a 7 pm performance on a weeknight. Tickets typically run between $75 and $150 per seat, depending where in the theater you'd like to be, but there are often special events that can bring the ticket prices down, such as 30% off some of the 10 pm shows, AAA discounts, student discounts, and military discounts. If you're desperate to see the Blue Man Group but are concerned about the cost, these can make it possible to include a trip to the show in your Las Vegas vacation. Vacation packages that include show tickets can sometimes be found as well.
Founded in 1987 by Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink, the show first saw life as an underground phenomenon in New York in the late 80s. These humble beginnings built the framework for a steady rise in fame: The group now has sold out shows in four cities throughout America. But the Blue Man Group in Las Vegas is the flagship show—maybe it's just the lavish location in the Monte Carlo, but the Vegas shows are by far the group's most popular, even when show tickets can be pricey.
The popular and critical acclaim for the Blue Man Group Las Vegas show even led to the creation of a new award from the Drama Desk Committee (arguably the most sought after theater-based award) for Theatrical Production, for which the Blue Man Group has been nominated each year since the award's inception.