Next month at JCCC you can catch the Blue Man Group in action. Submitted photo

Next month at JCCC you can catch the Blue Man Group in action. Submitted photo

Blue Man Group will visit Overland Park for the first time from Friday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 24.
Blue Man Group is comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. The Blue Man Group theatrical tour showcases classic Blue Man favorites, along with brand new content. Now approaching their 25th year of creativity, this artistic group is continually updating and refreshing Blue Man shows with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology.
“We live in a fast-paced, ever-evolving world. The Blue Man character is a curious being who explores our cultural norms, our every-day objects, but he sees them with fresh eyes and an innocent perspective. As the world around us changes, we are constantly inspired to create new scenarios for the Blue Man to explore,” said Phil Stanton, co-founder of Blue Man Group.
“Plus, we really like to keep things fresh and vibrant. For almost 25 years, although the content within the show varies, the mission of every Blue Man Group show has remained the same – to bring the collective audience together with the Blue Men for a euphoric celebration, a heightened state of being alive,” added Chris Wink, co-founder
The trademark of every Blue Man Group show is a combination of visually stunning multi-media, multi-sensory performance. The Blue Men are accompanied by a live band whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its unforgettable climax.
For the founders of Blue Man Group, the universal appeal is based on our shared human DNA. Phil Stanton elaborated, “We say that no matter how high-tech things get, there’s still something human there. We’ll always need others, always need to collaborate. People still need to come together and look each other in the eye.  Through the Blue Man’s connection with the audience, we hope to encourage this human-to-human interaction, while helping people reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.”
The five shows that will take place in the Carlsen Center’s Yardley Hall at JCCC will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22; noon and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23; and 2 and 7 pm. on Sunday, Jan. 24.
Tickets for the five shows, can be purchased through the JCCC Box Office at 913-469-4445 or online at www.jccc.edu/TheSeries.

About NETworks Presentations
From its inception nearly 20 years ago, NETworks Presentations LLC has been an industry leading producer and manager of touring musical theatre productions and remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide.  Having toured over 60 productions throughout North America, NETworks is now expanding its tours into international markets including South America, Greece, Italy, Turkey and South East Asia. Current touring productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Dirty Dancing, Blue Man Group, Elf the Musical, Bullets Over Broadway, Love Letters, Once the Musical and international tours of Beauty and the Beast and Shrek The Musical.

About Blue Man Productions
Blue Man Productions is a global entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in 15 countries and seen by more than 35 million people
worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of music, comedy and technology, the show appeals to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. It is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology.
The company developed through a creative collaboration among three close friends, Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Blue Man Group now
has permanent theatrical productions in Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, New York and Berlin, as well as a North American Tour. In 2016, Blue Man Group will launch a World Tour.
This creative collective is now part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Beyond the stage show, Blue Man Group has toured the globe with the “Megastar World Tour” rock concert parody, produced 5 albums, including the Grammy-nominated Audio, and contributed to numerous film and TV scores. They have served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like “The Tonight Show,” “Arrested Development,” and “Ellen,”.
Based in NYC, Blue Man Productions has extensive production facilities, recording studios and a 6,000 square foot Research & Development Lab with numerous new creative projects in the pipeline.