Blue Man Group, the award-winning troupe known for its exhiliaring showcase of comedy, theater, music, and state-of-the-art technology, will perform April 22-24 at the Schuster Center courtesy of the Victoria Theatre Association. CONTRIBUTED

3 things to know about Blue Man Group return appearance in Dayton

The latest national tour of the award-winning, immensely popular Blue Man Group — a unique blend of comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party — arrives at the Schuster Center April 22-24 as a special Projects Unlimited Star Attractions courtesy of the Victoria Theatre Association.

Nearing its 25th anniversary and founded by close friends Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Blue Man Group is circling the country before embarking on a worldwide tour.

Here are a few things you need to know before you go:

NEW MUSIC, STORIES, BAND: While retaining its standard for state-of-the-art technology and dazzling multimedia, the production — running 95 minutes without intermission — will feature new music and fresh stories. A live band will accompany the troupe.

“We really like to keep things fresh and vibrant,” Wink said. “For almost 25 years, although the content within the show varies, the mission of every Blue Man Group show has remained the same — to bring the collective audience together with the Blue Men for a euphoric celebration, a heightened state of being alive.”

35 MILLION HAVE SEEN BLUE MAN GROUP: Based in New York City, Blue Man Group, under the auspices of Blue Man Productions, has performed in 15 countries with audiences totaling over 35 million worldwide. Performing 3,600 shows each year, the troupe has permanent residencies in Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, New York and Berlin. Notable television appearances include “The Tonight Show,” “Arrested Development” and “Ellen.”

TROUPE HAS ALBUMS, TOO: In addition, the troupe has released five albums. The debut album, “Audio,” went gold and was nominated for a Grammy. The group has also contributed to numerous film scores and has performed with celebrated orchestras and philharmonics around the country.

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