WANT TO GO?
Blue Man Group
WHERE: Keith-Albee Theater, 925 4th Ave., Huntington
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
TICKETS: $45, $50 and $58
INFO: Call 304-696-6656 or visit www.ticketmaster.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When touring with the Blue Man Group, Russell Rinker said, he looks forward to getting home every once in a while.
"Getting home grounds you," he said.
Rinker, who performs with the iconic bright blue trio Tuesday and Wednesday in Huntington, said traveling is hard, but it's a lot easier than when he worked on the show in Las Vegas.
"Las Vegas was such a totally different lifestyle," he said. "You get to be kind of nocturnal, and things aren't fake out there -- but they're not exactly real."
It was harder to get away or even just to recharge.
"Real people, real life," he said. "It's just nice to be around real people."
Rinker grew up in rural Northern Virginia, not far from the West Virginia border.
"I played drums in high school and wanted to be an actor," he said.