Putting the performance in performance art and blowing it up to 11, BLAST! was the toast of 2001 Tony Awards. The touring show has been making the rounds for a few years now, but fans who can't get enough of its kinetic energy thrill to witness it in new venues, if only to see if the walls can contain all the excitement. Think of a high school football halftime show and then imagine about eight sets of marching bands, flag corps and drill teams crammed onto the field until it literally bursts with sound and color. BLAST! mirrors that intensity but with only an official cast of 35 musicians and dancers onstage. Yet the full cast is limited only by the size of the performance hall as the audience inevitably joins the show with clapping, stomping and cheering. BLAST! dares its audience to try and stay in its seats and is truly one of the most interactive shows you could ever hope to attend. One night only. BLAST! starts at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Hill Performance Hall of the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. Tickets are $37 to $75. Call 972-744-4650 or visit eisemanncenter.com.
Sat., March 29, 8 p.m., 2008