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“Not what it used to be ...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group
Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116 (Downtown)
617.931.2787
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Ranked #39 of 210 attractions in Boston
Type: Performances
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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“Not what it used to be ...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We went to see Blue Man Group about 10 years ago and absolutely loved it ... we left there feeling so exhilirated. My husband and I talked about seeing it again for years (the show has a new theme since then) and I finally bought tickets for his birthday. It cost us $150 for two poncho section seats (with a 25% off promo code).

I'm sad to say that it really wasn't good. And we went in there wanting to love it. We were bored through most of it and really unimpressed. It's nothing like it was before. Most of the skits/jokes fell flat and it dragged. It just feels as though they're trying way too hard to be current, funny, etc. ... it's lost the magic.

Visited November 2013
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Home, PA
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“Blue Man Group”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Good Show - they had 3 shows - 2-5 and 8 p.m. Funny, good break for end of the day entertainment. Tickets were a bit pricey, but you're on vacation, so enjoy!

Visited November 2013
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Troy, New York
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“BlueMan -- innovative, engaging performance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was my first Blue Man Group show. (I had not a clue about what the show was about. I was just happy that we weren't going to an opera.) Thoroughly enjoyed the music, clever acts and audience engagement in the performance. From what I understand, each performance varies. The performance we saw was fun, interesting, and definitely worth the ticket price. The Charles Playhouse was the perfect venue - cozy enough for real audience interaction. We sat in seats located on stage right against the wall and were very happy there. Truly, I did not feel that closer seats (where the audience receives rain ponchos) provided a better view.

Visited October 2013
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Newport, Maine
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“Excellent Show in a Great Venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a very unique experience well worth having! The performance was varied and very entertaining. The venue was perfect. We did not sit in the section closest to the performance where ponchos were necessary, but still had an excellent view of the entire show.

Visited February 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Great but was better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Percussion and performance at its best.
Good seating. Fabulous atmosphere.
However would have liked more at what their good at - percussion.
The food eating challenges were dull and can be best seen on childrens TV

Visited September 2013
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