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Blue Man Group coming to Des Moines

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 11:29 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 11:47 a.m. CDT
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The Blue Man Group will be showing at the Des Moines Civic Center from Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 23, as part of the 2013-2014 Willis Broadway Series.

The new theatrical touring production of the Blue Man Group will be showing at the Des Moines Civic Center from Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 23, as part of the 2013-2014 Willis Broadway Series.

Tickets to the Blue Man Group are available at www.DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations and charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. Groups of 10 or more should call (515) 246-2340. Showtimes are as follows:

• 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18

• 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19

• 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20

• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21

• 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22

• 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22

• 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22

• 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group is best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men.

The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites. The new sound, set and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, high-impact visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation.

“In order to create a touring version of our theatrical production, we knew we had a creative challenge to tackle,” says Blue Man Group Co-Founder Philip Stanton. “We needed to find a way to transform theatres of all shapes and sizes into spaces in which the Blue Man can intimately connect with the audience, where the audience can become engaged with the spirit of the show and the Blue Man himself. We think we have finally figured it out, and hopefully we will accomplish our goal, which is always to help audience members reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.”

For more information on the Blue Man Group, visit www.blueman.com.

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