Sunday, March 16, 2008

White Day: Blue Man Group in Tokyo

We've managed to get in a lot of theater so far this year!

Glengarry Glen Ross, Cirque du Soleil, and now Blue Man Group.

On the occasion of White Day 2008, I managed to snag four tickets to the evening Blue Man Group performance at Invoice Theater in Roppongi (click here and here for ticket info).

As expected, it was an excellent performance! I saw them once back in the 90's in America, and I think that the Tokyo show includes a bit more variety and audience participation. It was also in a much bigger theater, and the three blue men made it a point to wander all over the place during the show.

I would highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for some good entertainment in Tokyo! If at all possible, get a poncho seat!

Word of advice: they sell draft beer in the lobby, but they don't let you take it in during the show. Food either. I recommend buying some cans beforehand, stuffing them in your pockets and smuggling them into the theater.

Don't drink too much though. There's no intermission, and having to take a monster leak will only distract you from the stuff happening on stage (yes, I'm speaking from experience). The show is a little over an hour and a half long.

After the show we went to a nice place called Bar del Sole (click here for Japanese) which is right up the road from Invoice Theater. It's a nice Italian bar with a decent selection of food and drink (and gelato!).

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