We have enjoyed Blue Man Group a few times as a couple. Every time we come out laughing and happy and we always say to eachother, we really need to bring the kids to this. Well this past weekend we did just that. We brought all three of our kids, ages 9, 8 and 4 to the show. It was a blast as always. Its so special to enjoy the show again but this time through the eyes of our children. It was fun to see what non-verbal communication they were able to pick up on and the things they couldn’t stop laughing at. They were enthralled the entire time. We were a little worried about how our 4 year old would handle it but he had a blast. He interacted and clapped and laughed along. He asked a lot of questions and was so interested in all the details, down to the band.
My favorite part of Blue Man group has always been the toilet paper party at the end. How can you not feel like a kid when tons and tons of toilet paper are being tossed all around the theater and all over everyone around you? Living this over again with my kids did not disappoint. I was so excited and anticipating this the entire time. When it finally came we had a blast. How often do kids get to make a mess, let alone make a mess with their parents. We were laughing and covering each other in the toilet paper. It was hilarious and such a special bonding moment with our children.
I asked my children what their favorite part of the show was. They each had different responses. My oldest said his favorite part was the “Toilet paper celebration.” I love his wording- it truly is a celebration. The other two of course mentioned the toilet paper as well but then my 8 year old said her favorite part was when they told everyone to try and put their leg behind their head. I laughed at this because when it happened at the show I kept looking at the kids and thought it was so cute that my children with their innocent little minds were actually trying to do this! My four year old of course had a lot of favorites. He talked about how he loved the gumball painting and the guys catching marshmallows but he kept asking about the band and who they were and how they got up on their platform. It was adorable to see his perspective and see what he chose to focus on and what he was thinking about. I was mostly worried that he would be afraid of them but even afterward during the meet and greet he hopped right next to one of the blue men and posed for a picture with a big cheesy grin.
The Charles Playhouse in Boston does a great job having a fun place to wait. While you are waiting there is a little lounge with a bar and some Blue Man souvenirs as well as some fun pipe instruments for people to play with. My kids had a blast making sounds with the pipes as we waited for the theater doors to open. I treated myself to a delicious Shirley Temple. Once inside the theater the ushers handed out strips of paper for people to tie around their heads. I loved the unity and fun it created for the audience while they were waiting. It was especially good to help pass a few extra minutes for my kids in order to make it easier for them to wait.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the show. There were tons of laughs, oos and ahhs from all of us. It is a must do for your summer bucket list. So get planning!