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'new' BLUE MAN GROUP

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by GREGRIO, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. GREGRIO

    GREGRIO Tourist

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    Well, the boys in blue have moved again and are the headliners in
    the Monte Carlo now. I was surprised walking through the casino...
    it's been spruced up a lot and looks pretty good.

    The Show is in the old Lance Burton Theater. The seating has stayed
    the same and the chairs offer a bit more room than the (very small) seats
    did back over in the Venetian showroom.

    The Show is different too, with the theme (seeming) to be our relationships with our
    toys...our technology toys and how it may or may not distance us from one
    another, make us more isolated, causing us to loose our communication skills.

    There's several of the same gags from their other Shows, along with some new
    twists. Robots are BIG in the new Show including a silver, CP30 looking 'female'
    addition to their family.

    There's also a pre Show parade! (remember the one at RIO years back before the Masquerade Show In The Sky?)
    3 drummers on wheels, a couple UFO looking contraptions, the silver robot, all dressed
    in various forms of lighting...enter the casino from doors in between the main cage and the players club desk.
    It's LOUD, it catches the folks in the casino by surprise and parades through the casino
    to registration and back again...ending in front of the showroom doors.
    There, the drummers play up a storm while silver robot makes friends with the crowd for pictures.

    Remember the 'paper tsunami' at the end of the last Show? It's gone, but it's replacement is lots
    of fun. Not to be the one to spoil the ending however.........
    lets just say the 'new' Blue Men now have balls..................BIG BALLS!

    I've always liked to sit just behind the 'poncho' seats in the front center section.
    I had SEC. ORCHR, ROW E, SEAT 24......my choice tic was $139.70
    Monte Carlo 1.800.311.8999
     
  2. ah6tyfour

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    I attended the invited guest/media preview a little while ago and agree that the show is excellent and is definitely worth watching even if you've seen Blue Man Group in Vegas before.

    The show is 60-70% new if you've only seen the show in Vegas. The BMG classics are all there (Marshmallows and Gumballs, Drumbone, Twinkies, Pipes, Paint Drumming) and all the rest is brand new. Some of the classics are re-imagined or taken to an even higher level.

    If you have seen the touring Blue Man Group show at your local theater house, the show will only be 10-20% new to you as the new Monte Carlo show is essentially the touring show with a couple of new acts designed for Vegas. One of the new acts is Smoke Drums and it's my favorite part of the new show. Even though you will have seen most of the show before, most have been upgraded for this show, so it'll still be fun and exciting.

    The show is very high-energy, fun throughout, and you will leave thoroughly entertained. It's a show that's best experienced in-person, so I'll leave it at that rather than spoil you on details. Make sure you arrive early so you can experience the strangely-mesmerizing pre-show.

    I hope the prop manager has started hoarding Twinkies in case they really are going the way of the dinosaur.
     
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  3. GREGRIO

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    "hoarding Twinkies"...ya got that right Henry.
    Ya know what I was looking forward to seeing but wasn't in this Show?
    The dancing skeletons they posed right 'n left of the stage. They've been
    a part of the LUXOR and Venetian Show but...maybe they've just gone
    bass fishing with Lance Burton for a while. I miss 'em.
     
  4. ah6tyfour

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    Do you mean the posed stick-figure people that spun around and became animated with the strobe? Those were for "Rods and Cones", but not needed anymore since that act was changed to become more...neuronal.

    Doesn't seem like there would have been space for them anyway since the Monte Carlo features a classic proscenium stage, so the extra side sections built into the Venetian stage to house the spinning stick figure platforms wouldn't have fit.

    Every single market in my area has sold out of Twinkies. Yikes...
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up 'ah6tyfour' (I'll still miss 'em...)
    Speaking of the lack of Twinkie availability...they sold out here too in
    the Bay Area, and we have one of the pants that are closing.

    Downtown...Mermaids...wonder (not the bread), but just wondering what will keep the Oreos company if
    they can't deep fry the Twinkies along side 'em...
    Actually...there are Twinkie look-a-likes out there AND...we'll still see
    Twinkies I think. The brand is so huge, someone will buy it and carry on.
     
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