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August 16, 2013

Becoming Blue Man

What does it take to be in the strange, stunning stage spectacle?

(Continued)

Members of the Blue Man Group are rarely known by their name, because they act as a group and are dressed exactly the same in black clothing and trademark blue makeup. That doesn’t worry Plehal.

“I’ve never been the type of actor that prefers to be in the spotlight, the main character,” he said. “I love being a supportive member of a group, being the side character, being in the ensemble.”

The outcome of the audition process is still unclear for Plehal and Poulin. Plehal said he’ll move anywhere, and Poulin will relocate, too.

“Totally, totally,” he said. “My lease ends at the end of September, so I’m ready.”

IF YOU GO

What: Blue Man Group

Where: Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston

When: Ongoing. Show times vary and have been expanded for the summer season.

How: 800-BLUEMAN or www.blueman.com

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