Blue Men wanted: Auditioning for Chicago's 'Blue Man Group'

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Hopefuls audition for "Blue Man Group" at the Briar Street Theatre on July 10, 2013. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune)

It all seems as esoteric as the qualities Blue Man Group is looking for, but it makes sense to the actors.

Marty Dubin, 25, of Evanston, made it to the drumming audition. But he was, he says, "lackluster" there and didn't get a callback to come to the pita space. No matter.

"I plan on taking some percussion classes and resubmitting to 'Blue Man Group' in a year or two," he says.

And as for the survivor, or the potential survivor? That, at press time, was still a secret.

One candidate was being "seriously considered," says a show representative, but "no offer has officially been made at this time."

It's not easy becoming blue.

'Blue Man Group'

When: Open run

Where: Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted St.

Tickets: $49-$69 at


5 long-running Chicago shows

"Things are so good in Chicago, there's no end in sight," a Blue Man Group spokesman told the Tribune — 13 years ago. Here's where "Blue Man Group" ranks among some of the current longest-running plays in the city, according to Tribune reports and the League of Chicago Theaters.

•"Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" by the Neo-Futurists: 24 years

•"Late Nite Catechism" at the Royal George: 20 years

•"Blue Man Group" at Briar Street Theatre: 15 years

•"Cupid Has a Heart On" at Stage 773: 10 years

•"Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play" at Pub Theater: 6 years

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