The Blue Man Group creator, Phil Stanton has updated the Universal Orlando show to include more sketches that include references to more current “pop culture” items and stories.
We had the opportunity to go down to Universal Orlando for a grand re-opening celebration for the new show where we got to see the entire new show. The Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando served some cocktails and appetizers before the show and gave us a little street entertainment to get us excited for the real show.
The new show is amazing! It’s visually appealing, very funny, and you’ll note many references to pop culture icons, including the iPad, Captain Crunch, and Lady GaGa in the new show. You’ll also see many of the old favorites that include the paint drums, homemade musical instruments, and impressive show finale.
Blue Man Group is an organization founded by Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton. The organization produces theatrical shows and concerts featuring popular music, comedy and multimedia; recorded music and scores for film and television; television appearances for shows such as The Tonight Show, Las Vegas, Scrubs, FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, and Arrested Development; and a children’s museum exhibit (“Making Waves”). All of the organization’s appearances star a trio of performers called Blue Men, who all wear a blue “skin”. The original founding Blue Men still perform, but they have since then taken on administrative roles in the company. Because of the success of Blue Man Group, a parent company called Blue Man Productions was created, which produces all the Blue Man Group shows in the world, including the one at Universal Orlando. It currently has a staff of over 50 people.