Joining The Band


There are dozens of band members who perform in Blue Man Group shows across the globe.  Our musicians come from all different backgrounds and many of them perform with bands and groups outside of BMG as well.  


Musician casting occurs only when a position becomes available. We generally audition local musicians only to fill these spots.  When auditioning for the band, you can expect a casual and friendly environment (no suits and ties – lots of jeans and t-shirts) but the expectations will be high.


On a basic level, we are looking for great timekeeping skills, excellent ears/listening skills, proficiency on your instrument, sensitivity to tone and dynamics, and the ability to play well together with other musicians.  Additionally, we’re looking for intangibles like enthusiasm, an open mind, and the ability to rock.  We’re not necessarily interested in how many notes you can play or how fast.  We’re more interested in how you use your skills to make music.  If you play with drive, authority, and a sense of musicality that brings both the listener and your fellow players to a higher level, then we welcome you to audition. 


Orlando String Auditions

Orlando, FL
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:00

Blue Man Group is seeking energetic String Players (Guitar, Bass, Stick and Zither) for the Orlando production.

WHAT To Expect in An Audition

For string players (guitarists and bass players):


String players will be auditioned on instruments we provide.  You won’t need to bring your own guitar or bass. 

WHAT to expect in an audition

For Drummers: 


Drummers will be auditioned on drums we provide.  You won’t need to bring your own sticks, cymbals, or drums.


Byron Estep
Senior Music Director

What I like about the casting and audition process is the diverse and interesting people I meet.  They come to Blue Man from all backgrounds.  I’m living proof of that.

Dave Traver
Assoc. Music Director

When I auditioned to be a strings player for the Blue Man Group band I knew I was walking into a very different situation then what I was used to.  Unlike most auditions, it was a super fun process and I felt like my personality and musicianship were being taken very seriously...

Steve Ballstadt
Assoc. Music Director

I had never auditioned for anything like Blue Man before and I feel in retrospect the best decision that I made going into my audition was to expect the unexpected. I tried to keep an open mind and open ears...

Jeff Quay
Associate Music Director / Resident Music Director and Kit

I take the casting process very seriously.