Montshire Museum of Science AND BLUE MAN GROUP MAKING WAVES
February 11, 2011
For Immediate Release
Blue Man Group Contact:
Nancy Hirsch – 212.967.3805
National touring exhibit featuring Blue Man Group in Norwich, Vermont through May 8, 2011
NORWICH, VT, February 11, 2011 — Blue Man Group - Making Waves, the national touring exhibit supported by Harman/Becker Automotive Systems and created by the Boston Children’s Museum and Blue Man Group and powered by JBL®, just opened at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont. The 1,500 square foot exhibit — designed to bring together science and art — will take the whole family through a multi sensory exploration of sound that provides an opportunity to play together while discovering the fun of music.
Onstage, the Blue Man is one part inquisitive child, one part trickster, and one part superhero on a journey of discovery. Throughout Blue Man Group—Making Waves families are encouraged to learn, play and explore with the same curiosity as these renowned performing artists.
“We are thrilled to have such a unique and interactive exhibition here at the Montshire,” says Museum Director David Goudy. “ Our goal is to provide visitors with fun and meaningful experiences. The Blue Man Group – Making Waves exhibition does this exceptionally well. ”
Co-founder of Blue Man Group, Chris Wink says, “After years of being able to express ourselves creatively on stage, it has become increasingly important to us to develop experiences that encourage and expand the creative development of others-particularly children and their parents. We're very excited to see this exhibit come to life with JBL technology, and who better to demonstrate the true value of understanding quality sound than Harman. ”
At the Slide-u-lum, Build-u-lum, Sand Drum and Theramin children will have an opportunity to see, feel and create sound. At the PVC Station visitors of all ages will have a chance to play the unique Blue Man Group instruments, while learning how sound works and the whole experience culminates in the JBL®-equipped Surround Sound Theater where engineering genius combines with a short musical piece by Blue Man Group to illustrate the elements of sound.
Each time you visit Blue Man Group—Making Waves, you can enter a free raffle for tickets to see Blue Man Group perform at The Charles River Playhouse in Boston.
The exhibit will be at the Montshire Museum through Sunday, May 8, 2011.
About the Montshire Museum of Science
The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on museum located in Norwich, Vermont, offering more than 100 exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, the environment, and technology. The building is located on 110 acres bordering the Connecticut River. The Museum’s outdoor environment is a large part of the visitor experience. Science Park is a two-acre outdoor exhibit area in a beautiful, park-like setting and connects to a network of easy to moderate nature trails for visitors of all ages. More information about Montshire Museum of Science can be found at http://www.montshire.org.
About Boston Children’s Museum
Boston Children’s Museum exists to help children understand and enjoy the world in which they live. It is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children's exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum. Boston Children’s Museum focuses on three key areas of expertise: visitor programs, teacher resources and early childhood education. More information about Boston Children’s Museum can be found at http://www.BostonChildrensMuseum.org
About Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts, which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at their live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience.
The company applies its unique creative process to a wide variety of projects, including their live productions located in 7 cities worldwide, the recording of three albums; the Grammy nominated Audio, The Complex, which became the musical basis for The Complex Rock Tour, and Live At The Venetian ® - Las Vegas, available exclusively on iTunes©. This fall, Blue Man Group will be hitting the road again in their How To Be A MegaStar Tour 2.0.
Blue Man Group has also ventured into film and TV scoring (most recently the animated feature Robots), commercial campaigns (such as Intel), and television programs (like the recurring storyline in “Arrested Development”). As the company grows, it remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, which appeal to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. http://www.BlueMan.com
About Harman/Becker and JBL:
Harman/Becker is the automotive division of Harman International Industries, Inc. JBL is one of the oldest and most respected brand names in the audio business, with products addressing the needs of both consumer and professional markets. JBL is also a division of Harman International.
Harman international is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the consumer and professional markets. With over two million vehicles on the road, Harman has become the acknowledged leader in the field of Automotive Infotainment technology integration.
The Company’s primary manufacturing facilities in the U.S. are located in California, Indiana, Kentucky and Utah. The Company’s primary international manufacturing facilities are located in Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Mexico, France, Sweden, China and Hungary. The Company’s products are sold worldwide with the largest markets being the U.S. and Germany. For further information please go to http://www.harman.com, http://www.jblpro.com, http://www.jbl.com
The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on science center located on 110 acres in Norwich, Vermont. Visitors will enjoy more than 100 interactive exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, technology, and more. The Montshire is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).