Blue Man Group #Giveaway & Tips for Taking Your Kids to the Show

*Disclosure-I was invited to see the show as part of Blogger Bash. I received a family four pack of tickets to give away to one lucky Sweet Lil You reader! All opinions are my own*Win four tickets to see Blue Man Group!A few weeks ago, while attending Blogger Bash, I had the great privilege of attending a Blue Man Group show! It was my first time seeing them, and I can say with certainty that it will not be my last! I absolutely LOVED the show!

When we arrived at the Astor theater, I was surprised at how small it was.  I don’t know why, but in my mind, Blue Man Group requires a massive stage area in  a large venue.  Not so!!  In fact, the intimate venue made the experience so much more, well…intimate!  Our seats were in the 3rd row, and they were perfect! When I noticed that our tickets were in the “Poncho Area” I will admit, I was a mix of ecstatic and terrified! Would I be covered in paint? Soaked with water? Something worse?  I had no idea, but I  was ready to find out!

I had such an incredible time at the show! It was a huge party, and I loved all the audience interaction. After the show we were lucky to have a Q&A with creative director and long-time Blue Man, Randall Jaynes!!  It was so cool to meet an actual Blue Man, and learn about what goes into the role!

Blue Man Group Contest ticket giveaway

If you’ve never experienced a Blue Man Group show, let me tell you, it is LOUD, it is BRIGHT, it is AWESOME!  You may  also be wondering, as I was prior to seeing the show, Is Blue Man Group kid friendly?

The short answer is YES! But let me take a minute to point out some important details.

1. It. is. LOUD!!! I know that Avery, at 3, is currently going through a phase where loud noises bother her. (Loud music, auto-flush toilets, hair and hand dryers, motorcycles on our street, etc.)  Some kids may love the volume of the show, while others may not. You, as the parent, will know best how your child will handle it.  You can also request ear plugs from the ushers, to help if it ends up being a bit too much for your child.

2. It can be messy! While I think almost every child will love this, I know there are some kids who may not! Paint, banana cream, cereal… it will fly out into the audience, and it may get all over you.  If you don’t want to get messy, it’s best to sit further from the stage.

3. There are age restrictions for some shows. Children under 3 are not permitted at the Boston, Chicago and New York shows. In Las Vegas and Orlando they recommend the show for children ages 3 and older. It is up to the Box Office or Front of House Manager to admit children under the age of 3 into the theater. Children under age 3 are admitted at no charge; however they will be required to sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. Check with the venue for information regarding age restrictions for the tour.

4. There are strobe lights. If you are sensitive to strobe lights, you can still attend the show, just let the usher know and they will escort you out prior to the strobes.

5. There is no intermission.  The show runs approximately 90 to 105 minutes, and that can be a long time for kids to sit. Also, it’s important to hit the restrooms BEFORE the show starts so you don’t have to get up in the middle.  (And listen for the “Bathroom Song” while you’re in there!)

6. The Blue Men might be a bit frightening to some kids. Blue Men interact with the audience, and come right out into the seating area.  This is a lot of fun, but some kids may be scared.

Other tips for taking your kids to see Blue Man Group:

  • Bring a camera! There are Meet & Greets after the shows and you don’t want to miss out on a fun photo op!
  • Booster seats are available, so ask the ushers if you need one!
  • Have your child watch videos of the show on YouTube, to get a feel of what to expect.
  • Visit the Blue Man Group family page for activities, tips,  and FAQs
  • Dress in white or light colored clothes. Just trust me on this one!

Blue Man Group Astor Theater

OK, so now for the extra fun part!!  How would you like to win a Four-Pack of tickets to see Blue Man Group??  Enter below for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to ANY US show including the shows in Boston, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, and the US Tour!

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Very, very super Important Fine Print:
Prize Restrictions
The fulfillment period begins September 8, 2015, for select performances only, and tickets must be redeemed by June 8, 2016. All requests are subject to availability and must be submitted a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance. It is not uncommon for Blue Man Group performances to sell out, so advance planning is required. The best seats available are likely to be Sunday through Thursday shows. Holiday blackout periods vary by city, and the certificate is not valid during those blackout periods. The certificate does not guarantee that tickets will be available for the performance of your choice. Certificate has no cash value and is non-transferable. Valid for the Blue Man Group show only with seating location at the discretion of the box office. Not valid for VIP upgrades, theme park, club, or special event admission. Parking is not included. There are no refunds or exchanges once tickets have been issued. All redemptions are final. No substitutions, cash equivalents or transfers are permitted. Not for resale. Certificate is not valid after expiration date of June 8, 2016. Blue Man Group is not responsible for replacing lost or stolen tickets and/or vouchers.
Eligibility
Employees of Blue Man Group Productions, LLC, sponsors, and any of their respective affiliates’ employees and each of their households are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.
 General Conditions
All entrants release sponsors, Blue Man Productions, LLC, and their respective founders, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and the directors, officers, employees, and agents of the foregoing entities, and all others associated with the development and execution of this contest (all forementioned parties, the “released parties”) from any and all liability from injury, loss or damage of any kind. Sponsors and Blue Man Group reserve the right to cancel, modify, or terminate this contest or any of the prizes at any time, including after winners are chosen. Any personal information supplied by entrants to sponsor or its affiliates will be subject to sponsor’s privacy policy, except where prohibited by law and Blue Man Group’s privacy policy located at http://www.blueman.com/privacy-policy, entry and/or winner’s acceptance of a prize of a prize of any kind constitutes permission for the sponsor and Blue Man Group to use winner’s name, address (city and state), photo, likeness, biographical information, statement and voice for advertising/publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media in perputuity, without further notice to or compensation in connection with said contest or the prize awarded. All entrants expressly release the sponsor, Blue Man Group, and their affiliates, parent, and their respective agents, employees, licensees, designees, and assigns from and against any and all claims which they have or may have for invasion of privacy, defamation, or any other cause of action arising out of any such use.
Miscellaneous
Blue Man Productions, LLC is NOT the sponsor of the contest and is solely providing the prize. The blog (“Sweet Lil You”) is the official sponsor. Entrants agree to be bound by the prize restrictions, eligibility requirements, and sponsor rules. Blue Man Group and all related (C) 2015 Blue Man Group. All rights reserved.

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  1. Alex Macias says:

    I’ve been eyeing the Orlando show for years but never leave the Disney area. This might be the perfect excuse to venture out!

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