Blue Man Group Behind-the-Scenes Secrets Revealed During Backstage Show Tour

Award-winning show closes this Sunday Aug. 28
Don’t miss the chance to see one of the world’s most famous stage acts


(Macao, Aug 23, 2016) – An exclusive backstage tour of one of the world’s most popular and renowned stage acts, Blue Man Group, has revealed the sheer scale and variety of props and equipment used every week by the distinctive blue performers.

Held before a show at The Venetian® Macao’s Venetian Theatre, several behind-the-scenes secrets were revealed during the tour, many of them intriguing to say the least. During one week of performances, the show uses 25 drum heads, 14 cymbals, 24 drumsticks, 50 gallons of paint, 32 pounds of Jell-O, eight boxes of Cap’n Crunch cereal, 96 bars of white Toblerone, 240 marshmallows, 800 mashed up bananas, 40 boxes of Twinkies and 27 bald caps. The group even has its own proprietary makeup colour – “Blue Man Blue”, and gets through nine large containers of it every week.

Approximately 12 crew members run the show, including wardrobe, props, video, sound, electrics, deck and stage management. And since launching in 2010, the Blue Man Group theatrical tour has logged 150,000 miles, which is the equivalent of circling the globe six times.

During the behind-the-scenes tour, the secret to how the blue paint stays on performers’ skin during the very physical show was also explained, as well as how some of the props and equipment are used, such as the PVC pipes and the backpack. It was also revealed how the music is performed and how the players are located on a higher level than the stage.

A comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one, Blue Man Group has been performing to sell-out crowds around the world for almost 25 years. Born of the creative urge to explore and celebrate humankind, the show is a combination of science, comedy, music and vibrant visual effects. Audiences go on a fully immersive audio-visual journey complete with electrifying music, captivating technology, a sensational live band and signature interactive experiences. Come and find out more with the one-and-only Blue Man Group in Macao!

Chessman Production Ltd. Macau, together with Sliding Doors Entertainment (Singapore) and BASE Entertainment Asia (Singapore) are pleased to bring the world-renowned show Blue Man Group to The Venetian Macao.

Blue Man Group in Macao runs until Aug. 28 at The Venetian Theatre, tickets are still available via Cotai Ticketing, and are priced at HKD/MOP 380-880. Tickets can be booked online now at www.cotaiticketing.com or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (Hong Kong) / 4001 206 618 (mainland China).
PVC Pipes
PVC Pipes
Backpack
Backpack
One of the music Instruments used in the Blue Man Group show
One of the music Instruments used in the Blue Man Group show
One of the props used in the Blue Man Group show
One of the props used in the Blue Man Group show
Photo caption: The PVC pipes and the backpack are some of the props and equipment used during the Blue Man Group performance.
 
 
Media contacts:
Chessman Entertainment Production Ltd
Wing Wu
Tel: +853 8299 7928
Email: wing@chessman.com.mo

Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited
Lily Cheng
Tel: +853 8118 2013
Email: lily.sw.cheng@sands.com.mo

 
About Chessman Entertainment Production Ltd

Based in Macau, Chessman Macau has established itself not only a production house but also a superior provider of stage entertainment production, artist management as well as film and video production since 2001.

We also play an important role in local music industry. Chessman Entertainment & Production Co. Ltd. is one of the leading music production companies in Macau. We are proud to support and provide experienced singers, music composers and producers, making the best sound for our city. From a three-man house to a thirteen-man company to many more and now expanding their horizons to Hong Kong, Chessman Macau shall keep on endeavouring to provide excellence service and creative solutions to clients, realising the house’s vision which is to position itself as a premier design and production professional in the industry.  


About SLIDING DOORS ENTERTAINMENT

Sliding Doors Entertainment (SDE) was founded by Milan Rokic, a 17 year veteran in the entertainment industry. Milan has forged a reputation as an industry leader in the Asia Pacific region via his extensive experience with Cirque du Soleil and BASE Entertainment and is renowned as one of the most respected entertainment specialists.

Whether it’s promoting Broadway and West End musicals, touring international ballet companies, providing enthralling world class children’s entertainment or launching the wonder of Cirque du Soleil across Asia Pacific, Sliding Doors Entertainment is dedicated to entertaining audiences across the region. The first live entertainment show brought to Singapore by SDE is Blue Man Group.


About BASE Entertainment Asia

BASE Entertainment Asia is one of Asia Pacific’s leading presenters of live entertainment. Based at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore, the company has presented many of the world’s most recognised musicals including Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, Jersey Boys, CATS, My Fair Lady, Annie, Starlight Express, The Sound of Music and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Additionally BASE Entertainment Asia also presented concerts such as Michael Bolton, Thriller Live, Beatlemania, Bjorn Again, Cliff Richard, AR Rahman, and Elvis Costello. The company has also presented Disney Live on behalf of Feld Entertainment for the past 4 years plus global children’s performers Hi 5 and The Wiggles. In 2014 BASE Entertainment Asia presented the Asian premiere of the equestrian spectacular Cavalia which enjoyed a sellout season in Singapore.  BASE Entertainment founders Brian Becker and Scott Zeiger, have 45 years combined experience in the live entertainment industry. The company has offices in Singapore, New York, Las Vegas, and Houston. For more information please visit www.BASEentertainmentAsia.com


Entertainment at Sands China Properties

Sands China Ltd
. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.

The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena and 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre are the only venues in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 200 Worldwide Theatre Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world and region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.

The 1,800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.

The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.

With unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.

For information about upcoming shows and events, visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/macau-shows.html and www.sandsmacao.com/entertainment.html

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