At the Blue Man Group's School, Kids Rule

They've played Vegas, Tokyo and Chicago. Now the Blue Man Group faces a tougher crowd. The guys with blue heads have opened a grade school

Jesse Newman for TIME

Kids let the rumpus begin in the school's disco-like Wonder Room.

When you've found fame and fortune for having a blue head, it can be tricky to figure out your next career move. The obvious avenues--opening a chain of blue-food restaurants or being the second person of color to be elected President--present significant obstacles. And aside from Braveheart and some of Picasso's girlfriends, there just aren't that many blue role models.

So the founders of the Blue Man Group, the long-running theatrical hit that features three mute guys with earless, sticky blue heads, homemade instruments and a lot of crepe paper, chose a wholly original second act. They started a school. The...