Monte Carlo Resort & Casino to Welcome Blue Man Group to New Home in Fall 2012

February 10, 2011

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas will welcome the world-renowned entertainment sensation Blue Man Group to the Monte Carlo Theater in Fall 2012. The mega-enhanced show will present an exciting iteration of the Blue Man experience and will feature new material for repeat customers along with signature pieces for guests who have never seen the show. The creative partnership between Monte Carlo and Blue Man Group will offer another stellar entertainment option for resort visitors.

The new production in the 1,200-seat Monte Carlo Theater will be fully loaded with creative and unique acts, taking the audience on an incredible journey that will engage the senses while creating fun and lively moments only Blue Man Group can provide.

"When it comes to world-class entertainment, Blue Man Group is the epitome of dynamic creativity, explosive energy and endearing playfulness," said Anton Nikodemus, president and COO of Monte Carlo. "We are confident this experience will be infused in their production at Monte Carlo and look forward to integrating new concepts that will enhance their visibility at the property."

Co-founder of Blue Man Group Phil Stanton said, "We were attracted by the great theater, but we were equally attracted by the team at Monte Carlo and MGM Resorts International as well as their vision for creating unique and entertaining experiences for their customers." Co-founder Chris Wink adds, "We look forward to adding our unique brand of music, fun and curiosity into the mix to help them achieve that vision."

Founded by Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton in 1987, Blue Man Group is best known for its popular theatrical shows that combine music, comedy and multimedia elements and theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at the live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience.

Over the past 11 years, Blue Man Group has built a very strong audience following in Las Vegas, establishing a dynamic network of partners in the local business community. Blue Man Group transforms each new venue in which they perform, leading to a burst of renewed energy. Blue Man Group looks forward to carrying that energy to Monte Carlo and engaging in the new possibilities that will emerge from the partnership.

Nikodemus added, "We have found the perfect marriage in aligning two recognizable and respected brands that share a common goal. Monte Carlo's approach to making every guest feel extraordinary through inclusive, fun and affordable experiences coupled with Blue Man Group's philosophy of providing exciting, stimulating and intelligent moments that connect people, show a harmonious working relationship that solidifies our purpose in bringing quality entertainment to our guests."

Monte Carlo, a AAA Four Diamond resort, features an astounding line-up of unparalleled amenities and provides exemplary options for guests, making Blue Man Group a perfect addition to the property. The evolution of new offerings such as live entertainment at The Pub, unique cocktails at HIT Lounge, a boutique hotel experience at HOTEL32, strip-side dining at Diablo's and the modern atmosphere of BRAND bring an enhanced level of excitement to the resort and proves why Monte Carlo is a required destination in Las Vegas.

About Monte Carlo Resort & Casino

The AAA Four Diamond Monte Carlo offers guests unpretentious luxury at affordable prices.  The resort features 2,992 deluxe rooms and suites, including the exclusive HOTEL32 located on the resort's top floor; a lush pool area with a lazy river, wave pool and cascading waterfalls; more than 24,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, and a relaxing spa and salon.  Monte Carlo is home to the incredible comedy and impressions of Frank Caliendo, world-renowned dance group Jabbawockeez, the award-winning French cuisine of Andre's, and an array of scintillating restaurants, bars and lounges including The Pub at Monte Carlo, BRAND Steakhouse and Diablo's Cantina.  Monte Carlo is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts Internationalâ„¢ (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit the website at www.montecarlo.com, or call toll free at (888) 529-4828.

About Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at the live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience. Currently, Blue Man Group theatrical shows can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Tokyo, and on tour throughout the U.S. and Europe. Blue Man Group can also be seen onboard the new Norwegian Epic by Norwegian Cruise Line - the Official Cruise Line of Blue Man Group.  As the company grows, it remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds.  Learn more at www.blueman.com.

SOURCE MGM Resorts International

For further information: Ashley Farkas of MGM Resorts International, +1-702-650-7510, afarkas@mgmresorts.com; or Carol Chiavetta, +1-212-226-5318, carolc@blueman.com, for Blue Man Group