Blue Man Group may be the biggest, brightest (and certainly, bluest) theater success story of the past quarter century, evolving from a guerrilla street performance trio to a hugely popular international operation with ongoing productions in five American cities, Berlin and Tokyo. They’ve appeared in TV commercials. They’ve made CDs and DVDs. And they’ve got touring companies as well.
One tour landed at Proctors in Schenectady earlier this week, and it’s a head-spinning journey through the hallways of pop culture, across the industrial landscape and down the information highway. It’s not the intimate performance art troupe of original members that made their Nippertown debut 21 years ago in front of a small crowd at Union College’s Nott Memorial. Nor is it the hilariously over-blown, megawatt rock ‘n’ roll parody that landed at SPAC in ’03 and at the Pepsi Arena in ’06.