Editor’s Note: Captain Summer’s appearance in the show is not intended to imply official endorsement or sanction of Blue Man Group.
After a 7-month deployment at Al Deid Air Base, Qatar with the United States Air Force, Captain Aaron Summers surprised his six children ages 3 to 17 on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Blue Man Group in Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. Captain Summers was incorporated into a segment of the show and that is when his family saw him for the first time since July of 2018.
Following the performance, Captain Summers, his wife and father who were both in on the surprise and his six children were treated to a private meet-and-greet with a Blue Man. Captain Summers has been stationed at Nellis Air Force Base for three years.
Blue Man Group is a global entertainment phenomenon, known for its award-winning theatrical productions, iconic characters, and multiple creative explorations. Blue Man Group is owned and operated by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.
Blue Man Group performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. Since debuting at New York’s Astor Place Theatre in 1991, the live show has expanded to additional domestic residencies in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Orlando, an international residency in Berlin, and multiple North American and World tours reaching more than 35 million people worldwide. Blue Man Group is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds and continually injected with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments, and sensory stimulating graphics.
A part of the pop culture zeitgeist, Blue Man Group has appeared countless times on hit shows including Dancing with the Stars, The Tonight Show, Arrested Development, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Schlag den Raab (Germany), WOWOW (Japan) and CaldeiraÞo do Huck (Brazil). Additionally, Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil.
Continuously identifying and developing new ways to impact the entertainment industry, Blue Man Group has contributed to various film and TV scores and released multiple albums including the Grammy-Nominated Audio. The rock concert parody, “Megastar World Tour” played arenas across the globe. The book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character.