Seasonal Special Happenings

Blue in the Face

When: Tue., Jan. 13 2015

If you’ve never caught the Blue Man Group live — hard to believe, actually, what with the permanent outposts in seven cities throughout America, plus the perpetual tour — it’s certainly worth seeing. It’s not too far-fetched to call the silent blue gag-sters a populist cultural phenomenon. God knows — what with the food spitting, the paint splashing, and the toilet-paper flinging — no one would ever call them a sophisticated theatrical ensemble. Yet set against a backdrop of powerful live rock music, the trio’s oddball antics and pervasive sense of wonder make for generation-spanning entertainment. And maybe that’s all the reason you need to catch tonight’s 7:30 show at Warren’s Packard Hall. Tickets start at $38. (Niesel)

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