Blue Man Group Boston | Face painting, and drumming, and dance parties, oh my!

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.

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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!
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Even some dads couldn’t help but get in on the face painting action.Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0012 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0015Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0013 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0014

With everyone good and painted, you can tell that this theater is prepping for some great times ahead!

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You just can’t help but to be pulled into the show.  Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0019 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0020 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0021 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0022 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0023 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0024 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0025 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0026

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.
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I’ve been spotted!Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0029 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0030

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…Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0036Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0031 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0038Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0032 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0033 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0034 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0035 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0037

What was that I was saying about a dance party? Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0039 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0040 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0041 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0042 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0044Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0043Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0062 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0045 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0047Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0046 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0048 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0049

After every show, the audience has a chance to get up close and personal with the Blue Men, and of course, the occasional selfie…Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0054Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0050 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0051 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0052 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0053

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…Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0055 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0056 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0057 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0058 Blue_Man_Group_Boston_Photographer_0059

Thanks everyone for another few wonderful days!  I think I’ve got the Blue Man Face nailed, what do you think?


  • Looks like I am late to the party- but great post! I was curious how you built the partnership with Blue Man Group. Just through networking, or had you originally reached out to them? I only ask because their touring show is coming to my area next month, and I was going to try to shoot one of their shows - if I could gain appropriate permissions!


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