BLUE MAN GROUP OFFERS ADDITIONAL SUMMER PERFORMANCES AT CHICAGO’S BRIAR STREET THEATRE

logo_0Blue Man Group, continuing its open run at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted Street), has expanded the performance schedule for summer 2015. A variety of packages are also available for Chicago residents and visitors to enjoy this summer. Blue Man Group, the critically hailed theatrical phenomenon, provides audiences with a unique and thrilling multi-sensory experience that blends innovative theatrical spectacle and dynamic original music with hilarious comedy, art, technology and science to create a performance experience unlike any other.For audiences looking to further enhance their experience, Blue Man Group is partnering with area attractions to create fun and exciting summer packages highlighting Chicago.

Blue Man Group has joined forces with American Girl Place for the perfect girls’ day in Chicago onWednesday, Aug. 5. Families and their dolls are invited to enjoy a Blue Man Group performance followed by dinner at the American Girl Café. Tickets are $70 (not including tax and gratuity) at the American Girl Café.

Visitors looking to explore Chicago’s landmarks can enjoy the special Blue Man Group packages withSkydeck Chicago, 360 Chicago (formerly the John Hancock Observatory) or Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co. Upon purchasing a ticket for Blue Man Group, guests can receive a free ticket to visit Chicago’s Willis Tower Skydeck (where they can step out onto one of the building’s “Ledge” glass boxes) or 360 Chicago (for unparalleled views of Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan.) For a unique tour of the city, audience members who purchase Blue Man Group tickets can save 10% on single or three-day tour tickets with Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co.

Looking to grab a bite before or after a Blue Man Group show? Dinner packages are available with Jack’s on Halsted and Yoshi’s Café, both located steps away from the Briar Street Theatre. To book dinner-show packages, guests can call the Blue Man Group box office to buy their tickets and make their dinner reservation. At Jack’s on Halsted, guests will receive an appetizer, entrée, dessert and coffee or tea for $29. Yoshi’s Café offers a prix fixe dinner including an appetizer, main entrée and dessert for $24.95.

College students who are studying in Chicago or home for the summer can enjoy the thrills of Blue Man Group for a discounted price. Upon presenting a valid college ID, they can get a discounted ticket for $35.   Student tickets are available two hours prior to show time, based on availability. 

Blue Man Group attendees can even get a free ride (up to $20) to or from the Briar Street Theatre withUber upon entering the code “BLUEMANCHI” into the app.  This promotion applies to first-time Uber users only.

For more information and ticket pricing, please visit www.blueman.com/chicago.

Blue Man Group Ticket Information
Tickets are available from $49-$99. Tickets may be purchased at the Briar Street Theatre by calling the box office at (773) 348-4000; by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787; at all Ticketmaster ticket centers or via the Internet at www.ticketmaster.com/bluemanchicago. For a full show schedule and ticket pricing, please visit www.blueman.com/chicago.

Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more, varying from $46- $64 per person. For groups of 10 or more, call the group sales department to book at: 773.348.3300 or email chicagogroups@blueman.com to request information.

2015 Summer Performance Schedule:

June 2, 2015 – 8 p.m.
June 3, 2015 – 2, and 8 p.m.
June 4, 2015 – 2, and 8 p.m.
June 5, 2015 – 8 p.m.
June 6, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
June 7, 2015 – 4 and 7 p.m.
June 8, 2015 – 8 p.m.
June 9, 2015 – 8 p.m.
June 10, 2015 – 8 p.m.
June 11, 20158 p.m.
June 12, 2015 – 8. p.m.
June 13, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
June 14, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.
June 15, 20158 p.m.
June 16, 20158 p.m.
June 17, 2015 -8 p.m.
June 18, 20158 p.m.
June 19, 20158 p.m.
June 20, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
June 21, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.
June 22, 20158 p.m.
June 23, 20158 p.m.
June 24, 20158 p.m.
June 25, 20158 p.m.
June 26, 20158 p.m.
June 27, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8, p.m.
June 28, 20158 p.m. (Pride Parade)
June 29, 20158 p.m.
June 30, 20158 p.m.

July 1, 20158 p.m.
July 2, 20158 p.m.
July 3, 2015 – 5, 8 p.m.
July 4, 2015 – 2, 5 p.m.
July 5, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.
July 6, 20158 p.m.
July 7, 20158 p.m.
July 8, 20158 p.m.
July 9, 20158 p.m.
July 10, 20158 p.m.
July 11, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
July 12, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.
July 13, 20158 p.m.
July 14, 20158 p.m.
July 15, 2015 – 2, 8 p.m.
July 16, 20158 p.m.
July 17, 20158 p.m.
July 18, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
July 19, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.
July 20, 20158 p.m.
July 21, 20158 p.m.
July 22, 2015 – 2, 8 p.m.
July 23, 20158 p.m.
July 24, 20158 p.m.
July 25, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
July 26, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.
July 27, 2015 – 8 p.m.
July 28, 2015 – 8 p.m.
July 29, 2015 – 2, 8 p.m.
July 30, 2015 – 8 p.m.
July 31, 2015 – 8 p.m.

August 1, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
August 2, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.
August 3, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 4, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 5, 2015 – 2, 8 p.m.
August 6, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 7, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 8, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
August 9, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.
August 10, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 11, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 12, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 13, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 14, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 15, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
August 16, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.
August 19, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 20, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 21, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 22, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
August 23, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.
August 27, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 28, 2015 – 8 p.m.
August 29, 2015 – 2, 5 and 8 p.m.
August 30, 2015 – 4, 7 p.m.

About Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is a unique and thrilling multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other. The iconic, silent, inquisitive Blue Man character has remained consistent since the show’s opening, but the world he reacts to is always evolving, allowing for a production that continuously changes. One of the world’s most popular theatrical productions, today’s Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that examine the influence of technology on today’s world with a funny and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles. The performance then closes with a pulsating finale that has audiences up and out of their seats, featuring an original Blue Man Group music score.

Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune gave the show a Four Star rating and said the material was “brilliantly revamped” and “truly joyous.” After seeing the new material, Hedy Weiss for the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, “The show’s creators have cleverly updated the production with new wizardry while retaining its essential mind-set.” Chicago Parent editor Tamara L. O’Shaughnessy said “the coolest blue guys in Chicago just got cooler.”

Currently, Blue Man Group theatrical shows can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin and on tour throughout Latin America.

The company’s music, featuring custom made instruments and signature, percussive sound, can be heard on five albums, including the Grammy-nominated “Audio,” as well as various film and television projects. As the company grows, it remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds.