There are two kinds of people in this world. But both kinds would feel likely feel sad watching blue people occupy the only "legitimate theatre" in Las Vegas and former home Master Magician Lance Burton.
Those who cherish magic for magic's sake would be dismayed to see the stage once graced by lovely assistants, ever-changing illusions and one of the finest magicians of our era replaced by non-magicians.
The other group of people would be those who didn't really care about Lance Burton and had hoped that his award-winning show would be scrapped in favor or anoxic-complected, bald men who hit things and acted surprised but hate the idea that such an avant guard show would appear in such a magnificent and decidedly un-trendy theatre.
We are of the first group and would hope to avoid those of the second.
The Blue Men parachuted onto the plaza outside the Monte Carlo hotel today to announce their presence with authority while not speaking. They don't talk. They are just blue and they do funny things. Kind of like big drunk Smurfs with shaved heads.
For those hoping to have a blue themed evening, $179.00 buys a three-course meal and tickets to their show. You can order from the special Blue Man Menu and even get après–theatre cocktails for that price. Considering the regular tickets are priced at $125.00, this is either a great deal or a way to sell really cheap food and watered down blue drinks.
The Blue Men are returning to the Monte Carlo from the Venetian Hotel and replacing the dance group The Jabbawockeez. The Jabbawockeez are temporarily performing down-under at the Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia awaiting their new theatre's construction at the Luxor.