Blue Man Group will bang it out at San Antonio's Tobin Center this weekend

The percussion troupe is known for creating inventive instruments and integrating audience participation in its performances.

click to enlarge There will be short audience Q&As after each performance. - LINDSEY BEST
Lindsey Best
There will be short audience Q&As after each performance.
Face-painted percussion troupe Blue Man Group is bringing its colorful and comedic act to the Tobin Center stage for a three-performance run.

Audiences of all ages can expect a riot of makeshift musical instruments, stunning visuals and immersive audience participation.

Blue Man Group pumps up its percussive repertoire with unlikely and captivating props including paint-covered drums, garbage can lids and PVC pipes, often accompanied by a full band and hundreds of neon lights timed to the music.

Prior to Sunday's 2 p.m. performance, students of St. Mary's Hall will host an interactive science exhibit at no additional charge to audience members. Short audience Q&As with Blue Man Group will follow each performance.

Ticket holders can submit questions in advance via the Tobin's website.

$39.50-$99.50, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, June 19, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.

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