SPRINGFIELD – The renowned Blue Man Group, owned by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, will stage their new show “Speechless” at the Clark State Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 10.
“This will be the largest production that has ever been to the Performing Arts Center,” said Adele Adkins, executive director of the Clark State Performing Arts Center. “Blue Man Group is one of the most in-demand tours out on the road, and I worked for two years to get them here.”
Under the helm of Visionary Director Jenny Koons, in her first-time collaboration with Blue Man Group, the bald and blue trio embark on a fresh journey of discovery through this tour, the result of more than 27 years spent observing humanity. “Speechless” features new and original compositions, invented instruments and unexpected situations alongside iconic Blue Man Group moments based in joy, art, music, comedy, social commentary and profound absurdity.
“By building on the original DNA of Blue Man Group, “Speechless” will forge a path for future generations of the Blue Man tribe to explore,” said Diane Quinn, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group’s chief creative officer. “To further challenge themes of invention, curiosity and human connection, we are excited to work with our new director, Jenny Koons, whose expertise in dissolving spatial boundaries and diverse background in theater and activism set the stage for us to deliver a transformative Blue Man Group experience.”
Jenny Koons is a New York-based director who comes to Blue Man Group having recently completed productions of Between Us: The Deck of Cards with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Public Theater Mobile Unit, The Tempest with The Juilliard School and Burn All Night with the American Repertory Theatre.
Tickets for Blue Man Group range from $46 to $133 and are available at ticketmaster.com. The Blue Man Group will take the stage at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 10 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue in Springfield.
Submitted by Clark State Community College.