The performances use the power of the Blue Man Group to inspire kids to be curious, be creative, and keep learning outside of the classroom.
The kids’ program begins with a workshop with Astor staff. Kids learn about how the Blue Man Group started, how the shows use elements of STEAM to teach and entertain, and why education is important–reinforced by a video where each Astor staff member describes their job and where they did (or did not!) go to college. de Pascal says this is meant to show kids that they can go down many different paths and into many different sides of theater, and all wind up doing something they love.
Throughout the show, kids are amazed by colors, textures, sounds, and action. Jordan and Preston, two kids in the audience, said that their favorite part of the show was when one of their classmates was zipped up in a plastic suit, covered in paint, and used to make a blue man painting. They were impressed by the long history of the Blue Man Group. The finale of the show, a club-like dance party complete with toilet paper streamers and strobe lighting, was also a hit.
If you help organize a school group, scout troop, or another group of kids who might want to see the Blue Man Group, head to the Astor Place Theatre website.
Images: Courtesy Jacqueline Neber