Blue Man Group
In 2012 Stage Technologies worked with the Blue Man Group in both Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and at the Blue Man Theater at the Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas. The Orlando project was a revamp of the group’s existing show, updating both show content and technology. In Las Vegas, as part of their move to their new home at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Blue Man Group took their winning formula and reimagined it. However, unlike Orlando, this is a completely new show.
Time and space were in short supply for the Orlando retrofit. 2½ weeks were allotted for the revamp: seven days for load-out of the old and load-in of the new, seven days of technical rehearsals, two days of dress rehearsal, and then, Opening Night.
The biggest automation addition was the Hi Res LED Screen track and trolley system. Five BT200 winches, three lift and two travel, were required to automate three LED screens. The centre stage screen is lift only, while the stage left and stage right screens have lift and traverse, their movement optimized by anti-sway software.
Three BT290 multi-line point hoists were added to automate the Feast Wall, two LED screens, and a lighting truss.
Two Gerriets Roller Screen TUBEs were outfitted to be run via Stage Technologies controls. Additionally, the PVC Instrument Wagons, two existing friction-drive units, received new encoders and were tied in to Stage Technologies control.
The show’s finale includes the release of several inflated giant balls. An AU:tour IOSLAVE provided I/O relays for the release of these balls over the audience.
The Orlando system comprises: