I went with no expectations. The agent I sat beside was from Oklahoma and had seen the group a number of times. Although he told me you, "don't need to see these guys twice," here he was again, so either he was there because they really were that good or he just wanted to be in a social setting. A number of agents missed the performance.
It was a very enjoyable evening, coupled with laughter and uncertainty about what was going to happen next. But you got ideas - all the time. Before the show started the big Ticker screens posted humerous messages. These eventually drew my eyes to the first rows of the theatre. All the people in the rows were wearing plastic ponchos. Okay, this is going to be messy!
The lights dimmed and out came 3 expressionless men with blue painted faces, who began to use drum sticks on a fluorescent painted drums. As they continued drumming, their chests seemed to spout holes and more paint pumped out onto their drums, and with every beat the paint flew everywhere. It splooched, it shot out and when one of the drummers went into a crescendo it erupted.
The audience was as energetic as the blue men. Audience interaction played an important part in the theatrical performance. At one point they hung an audience member upside down by his feet, painted him blue and tossed him into a white canvas. We laughed seemingly forever, looking at this poor fellow with his motorcycle helmut, blue on white.
At the end of the show rolls of white paper (the width of toilet paper, but with a texture somewhere between heavy tissue and crepe paper) was pulled down by the members of the audience. This tissue paper hung from the front of the auditorium to the back, as we exited.
The Blue Man Group is a unique theatrical performance of music, comedy and multimedia. I enjoyed the show very much and I highly recommend it. The group will be at the Venetian for the next little while, before they move on to Aria.