The purpose of The G.I.F.T. ©, a women empowerment group right here in Omaha, is to take time for ourselves because we rarely do. And if we do, we do so with guilt. We become better women when we take better care of ourselves, and that in turn makes us better for everyone else — better wives, mothers, friends, co-workers, etc. We need to be okay with saying, “I need this” without the normal feeling of guilt that usually accompanies our feeling of being selfish.
One of the things that the women of The G.I.F.T. © do is we like to have fun. And boy, do we. We have attended the Omaha Chocolate Festival, listened to some great music at the Ozone, and now are headed to see The Blue Man Group, a multinational media and entertainment group that has performed all over the world.
I volunteered to write a post about the Blue Man Group and have to admit that I didn’t know much about them, but I had always been intrigued by them. Their shows seemed to sell out and people always loved talking about them afterwards. I mean, they are blue. Even their faces are blue and they are bald. All of them. And the brochure advertised paint, but I was unsure how that played into something from Broadway. I think that is part of the mystery. In fact, I was sharing with a cousin that I was going this month and all she would tell me was, “I don’t want to give it away.” Guess what? More curiosity. I kept asking myself, “What was so special about a group of blue people banging on some drums with paint?’
The Omaha Performing Arts provided me with a few documents to help me write this post and I was excited to read about where the Blue Man Group has performed — from late night TV to being the headliner on a cruise ship to educating children with a Children’s museum exhibit. One of their biggest shows was held in Las Vegas but they have performed in major cities like, New York, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, and Berlin.
My research of the Blue Man Group results in some information that I thought you might find interesting too:
There are 90 “blue men and women”
In order for you to be a “blue man or woman”, you must be 5’10” to 6’1″ tall
You must have solid drumming skills
There is an area of seats deemed the “Poncho Section”
360 pounds of jello are used each week
15 pounds of Captain Crunch are also used each week
910 bananas are used over the course of a week’s performances
Additionally, pounds and pounds of white chocolate, marshmallows, and Twinkies are also used
So, how do people dressed in blue, pounding on drums covered in paint, and pounds of food entertain people for a few hours? I don’t know, but I will find out on Saturday, October 25th, when the women of The G.I.F.T. © I attend one of their Omaha performances being held at the Orpheum.
The Blue Man group is only here for a weekend, so get your tickets now while you can!
Want to know more? Go to Ticket Omaha to get your tickets now!
Performances are: Friday, October 24, 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m.
Isn’t life about intrigue and curiosity? Not knowing all the answers and finding out as we go along? Experiencing things in a different way, leaving full of wonder and delight? Although I have no expectations about what the performance of the Blue Man Group will bring on October 25th, I know them women of The G.I.F.T. will have a blast!
Michelle A. Homme 2014 ©