Blue Man Group will launch their newest touring production, Speechless, at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles this September. The West Coast premiere, which also marks the group's debut in L.A., will be the first of more than 50 cities around North America.
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Speechless is directed by Jenny Koons, who was behind last season's re-imagined NYC-set A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Public Theater. The touring production will feature new and original compositions and invented instruments alongside the Blue Man Group's signature brand of technology and performance—based in joy, art, music, comedy, social commentary, and profound absurdity.
“Speechless will feature material that fosters communal moments, debut the evolution of our tube-based instruments to support all new music, and include large-scale audience participation," says Koons. "It is my hope that this show will deliver on its name and continue Blue Man Group’s legacy to transcend words and inspire audiences through non-verbal connections.”
Working in collaboration with Koons on the Blue Man Group Speechless Tour is Blue Man Group creative director Jon Knight. Blue Man Group is owned by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group; the tour is produced and promoted in partnership with NETworks Presentations.
Prior to its L.A. premiere, Speechless will be developed in performances at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Scheduled stops on the tour include San Diego, California; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, D.C.; Austin, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Springfield, Ohio; Portland, Michigan; and Hartford, Connecticut, among others. Select cities are now on sale online at Blueman.com/speechless-tour/buy-tickets.
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