Students get opportunity to see The Blue Man Group unmasked

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - On Friday, students from ten different local schools had an exclusive experience as the Broadway Theatre League gave them a front row seat to learn how the Blue Man group performance breaks down.

The junior high and high school students who attended are either in band or play percussion and learned that the Blue man Group's show changes from night to night.

"One thing about this show, there is no written music," said Ramsey Roustom, a drummer with the Blue Man Group. "When I auditioned over 12 years ago, I just had to show up and play back what people would sit down on the drum kit. Guys would sit down and play something and I'd have to play it right back to them."

After every show, the crew sits down and say what works and what doesn't in an effort to maintain the quality of each performance.

Friday night's performance kicked off at 7:30 p.m. With two shows on Saturday, May 26 - one at 2 p.m. And another at 7:30 p.m.

Those interested in tickets can call the Stanley Box Office at 315-724-4000.

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