Central Florida, it's time to get ready for a multisensory experience, packed with sights and sounds brought to you by a creatively charged few mute men slathered in loads of electric blue makeup.

This Wednesday, Blue Man Group officially opens its doors at Universal Studios, bringing its vaudeville and music-filled event to Orlando inside Universal's newly designed Sharp AQUOS Theatre (formerly Nickelodeon's Soundstage 18).

The addition will accommodate 1,000 people and is also the only one in the world decorated with 30-foot-tall Blue Men visible from most of Universal CityWalk.

Currently, Blue Man Group hosts permanent productions in eight cities around the world, including New York and Las Vegas, making Orlando its ninth venue.

The new show will combine drumbeat-inspired music, multimedia theatrics and interactive comedic elements from existing shows as well as new material exclusively prepared for the Central Florida production, so audiences who have experienced Blue Man elsewhere should get ready for some surprises.

"Because Universal Orlando is known for its cool, stimulating experiences, we feel it's the perfect place for a Blue Man show," said Blue Man Group co-founder Chris Wink in a press release.

Performers for Blue Man Group's Orlando cast include Tampa native Anthony Parulli, who leads the cast into action, Kirk Massey of Boston, Patrick Branstetter of Vermont, Casey Sweeney of New York, Richard Cravens of Orlando, Christopher Lavender of Sarasota and Peter Mustante of California.

A Blue Man Group performer for the past eight years and "cast captain," Parulli, 31, said the cast will take turns performing daily up to three times a night to cater to audience demand.

"I think the city of Orlando has been waiting for something like this. It's perfect for the area," he said. "There's already a world of entertainment here. It's a great marriage with Universal Orlando."

Parulli said there's a lot of creativity involved in an event that transcends regular theater by having the audience interact with the Blue Men in a party-like atmosphere.

"I would say it's a modern-day vaudeville show that incorporates drumming, primal rock-influenced music and art and technological references," said Parulli. "The Blue Man is discovering everything that's going on in the show."

Parulli said the show is tailored to the people in the seats each night, and the energy each evening depends a lot on the way people are feeling inside the theater.

"The Blue Man himself has a child-like wonder," said Parulli. "What people experience in the theater is different from anything else."

Though most of the show's content is kept under wraps, those present will be able to see the Blue Man Group hovering above the audience in two loft-like boxes connected to the stage by a series of pipes.

"We take them on a journey of discovery and try to remind everyone of what it felt like to be a kid and that you can do a lot as an adult still," said Parulli. "If I can describe one thing, it's that when you leave the theater, you'll love the way you feel after the show."

Parulli also said the show is meant to bring the audience together in interesting ways by making strangers interact.

"We educate them," he said. "We deal with urban isolation amongst people today. People can live one wall away from each other and never talk. We work through that and take everyone on a journey where at the end they connect."

And as a Blue Man performer, there's one very important wardrobe aspect that helps a man feel like he's a part of the eclectic clan in a jiffy.

"I have gotten used to the blue makeup; it's a part of me now," said Parulli. "When I have it on, I feel different, like I'm in character. It's a mental state more than appearance. You become a Blue Man."

Aurora Rodriguez can be reached at aurora.rodriguez@directgates.com or at 863-802-7539. Check out her entertainment blog at entertainment.directgates.com.