As you can probably imagine, during these frigid winter months, I spend a little bit less time shooting weddings (although still meeting and planning with all of my wonderful 2014 clients!), and a little more time on back end and less glamorous work. During the past few weeks, I was able to step away from the computer, and into a new type of office… Welcome to the Charles Playhouse! I was so thrilled when Jamia over at Blue Man emailed me to see if I had some time to work with them during February school vacation week to cover some of the super fun events and shows they had planned for families looking for something fun to do while the kiddos were home. After working with Blue Man on a multimedia project a little while back (check that out here!), I knew that I was in for a great time. I can’t count how many times I said “you guys, this is a WORK day!”
Before a few of the shows, any kids (or kids at heart) who had a ticket to see the show could have their face painted to look like any member of the band (or really any pattern they wanted on their face). It was so exciting to see everyone all lined up in the newly renovated Charles Playhouse Lounge! If you haven’t seen the new space, definitely get over there. It’s so awesome! I challenge you not to play with the new Lounge-U-Lum, an interactive musical wall that only Blue Man would dream up.
Naturally, the Blue Men were attracted to the Lounge-U-Lum and couldn’t help but sneak in to play around, and I think I spotted a future Blue Man getting his groove on!
Even some dads couldn’t help but get in on the face painting action.
With everyone good and painted, you can tell that this theater is prepping for some great times ahead!
You just can’t help but to be pulled into the show.
Ask any Blue Man (not that they will answer!) , the most important part of the entire show is the audience. This is not a show where there are performers and onlooking audience members. It’s a 100% interactive experience, and the normal 4th wall in theater just doesn’t exist here.
I’ve been spotted!
I’ll leave some surprise for you as to what happens as the Blue Men enter the audience, but here’s a taste of how you can expect to react…
What was that I was saying about a dance party?
After every show, the audience has a chance to get up close and personal with the Blue Men, and of course, the occasional selfie…
This is what happens when you trust a Blue Man with your phone. You end up with 500 photos of yourself and everyone around you…
Thanks everyone for another few wonderful days! I think I’ve got the Blue Man Face nailed, what do you think?