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BMG's theatrical acts incorporate rock music (with an emphasis on drumming), odd props, audience participation, sophisticated lighting, and large amounts of (recycled) paper. It is also noted for having a "poncho section" of the audience; in the front rows, audience members are supposed to wear plastic ponchos in order to protect from various foods, substances, paints, and so on which get thrown, ejected, or sprayed from the stage. The shows are family-oriented, humorous, energetic and often employ thought-provoking satire on modern life.
It is highly recommended that one not arrive late to a performance.
List of Theatrical Productions
Music and Tours
As the shows evolved, BMG developed a set of custom musical instruments, many designed from the observation that PVC pipes make an interesting noise when struck. In 1999, the group released their first audio recording, appropriately called Audio. It was less of a soundtrack and more a collection of full length instrumentals that featured the new instruments. The group and participated in Moby's Area2 tour in 2002, giving a more rock-oriented performance than found in the theatrical shows. Songs developed during this tour appeared on 2003's The Complex. Unlike it's predecessor, The Complex featured a variety of vocalists including Tracy Bonham, Dave Matthews, Gavin Rossdale and Venus Hum. The record spawned its own 1993 tour, the first headlined by BMG. The tour cleverly deconstructed the traditional rock concert experience and was later chronicled on DVD.
The group achieved widespread visibility when they appeared in an Intel advertising campaign.