From movies and theater, to books, poetry, art and music, Chicago’s cultural scene has long served as a muse for anyone who spends time here.
Amid the high-rise buildings and busy streets, you’ll find legendary food (Chicago dogs and deep-dish pizza), outstanding shopping (high-end brands along Magnificent Mile), photo-worthy attractions (Cloud Gate and Willis Tower) and, of course, non-stop entertainment. While you’re in the city, snag some tickets to see the award-winning Blue Man Group. What started out as a creative collaboration between three friends has turned into a totally unforgettable show seen by more than 35 million people around the world.
What is Blue Man Group?
Let’s start with the obvious: Yes, Blue Man Group features three men painted all in blue, but that cobalt color takes a backseat to the incredible performance. What is it exactly that they do? Well, that’s hard to describe. The trio mixes art, music, comedy and technology into one mind-bending, hilarious, intelligent and loud show – all without a single spoken word. Without dialogue, Blue Man Group focuses fully on the felt experience of all your senses. What you’ll feel is just as mind-blowing as what you’ll see, but that’s something you’ll have to experience for yourself.
The “Blue Men” mid-performance in Chicago
A Spectacle for All
Blue Man Group is an example of the power of pure performance. It appeals to young and old and people from every corner of the globe. For young theater-goers, the visual displays and raucous musical acts capture even the shortest attention spans. Adults will pick up on the nuanced humor and cultural commentary. Since there’s no spoken language, it doesn’t matter where you’re from – Blue Man Group speaks the universal languages of art, humor, music and human connection.
Blue Man Group audience members enjoying the interactive show
Before and After the Show
The historic Briar Street Theatre, the long-time home of Blue Man Group in Chicago, is located in the Lakeview neighborhood surrounded by plenty of things to do, including shopping, dining and entertainment. Grab a pint at DryHop Brewers, chow down on a fish taco from wildly popular BIG & little’s Restaurant, browse the vinyl selection at Reckless Records or check out the quirky gifts and art at Foursided. From the theater, it’s a short walk or bus ride to the Lakefront Trail with its beautiful shore-side views of Lake Michigan.
Blue Man Group performs at the historic Briar Street Theatre in downtown Chicago. Fly into Chicago from international destinations via Midway International Airport (MDW) or O’Hare International Airport (ORD).