How did Glenn and his team pull off The Man in the Moon?

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TheBlaze TV subscribers can watch the full special on demand to get an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the origins of The Man in the Moon, the challenges faced by the production team, the practice of the flag raising, and an up close and personal look at Glenn’s life for the past year.  

By now, you’ve probably heard the story of how The Man in the Moon faced tremendous challenges leading up to the big premiere on July 6th. Unpredictable weather and technological difficulties plagued the show during rehearsals, and as a result no one – including Glenn – had ever seen the The Man in the Moon performed live prior to the event. And then just hours before the premiere, storms almost meant that Glenn’s company would have to financially guarantee the $600,000 projectors that could have been damaged due to the rain. But what happened just a few feet behind the giant inflated moon as these decisions were being made?

Mark Mabry, one of the producers of The Man in the Moon, documented the events as part of a special that aired on TheBlaze TV on Friday. In the special, he spent a lot of time  focusing on the relationship between Glenn and his business partner, Chris Balfe.

Glenn has often compared their relationship to that of Walt and Roy Disney. While Walt was always the creative genius churning out idea after idea, Roy was the one who made sure the company was financially stable. For TheBlaze and Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn and Chris certainly fill those roles.

In candid interviews with Mabry months before The Man in the Moon, Glenn said that his Roy (Balfe) would tell him he needed to “focus on the movies”, i.e. the divisions that generated revenue for the company and kept it stable, and not spend his time on his wild ideas that many might view as impractical. But Glenn also knew that Chris would do what Roy always did for Walt when Walt had a big, wild idea: find a way to make it a success.

And that’s exactly what happened at The Man in the Moon.

Chris and Glenn decided to go on “God Insurance” and risk the $600,000 projectors to give the audience the best experience possible, and their gamble paid off with a nearly flawless performance.

As soon as Glenn announced to the audience they would be going on with the show, the skies cleared and a rainbow appeared over the USANA Amphitheater. Glenn soon welcomed them to the opening and “first dress rehearsal”, and soon the sold-out crowd witnessed Glenn and his companies first big move into entertainment.

The Man in the Moon was dedicated to Patricia Balfe, Chris’s mom, who passed away a few weeks before the show. Chris, alongside his brothers Kevin and Colin, had no idea that Glenn dedicated to the show to their mom until they saw the tribute at the end of the show’s premiere.



  • Anonymous

    1. Write a hokey story
    2. Throw a bunch of special effects on stage
    3. Invite a bunch of not so bright white people to come and tell them its worth 100s of $$

    • JETS#1

       Amen to that

    • Anonymous

      Always so glad when our tolerant, racially sensitive and ever-so-compassionate trolls put in an appearance.

      • Anonymous

        Did you listen to the pablum of crap that was Man in the Moon?

        • Anonymous

          So why do you troll around on sites full of content which you hate, issuing blanket racial insults?  There is a wide world of  internet content out there.  Find something to your liking and let the rest of the world do the same.

          • Anonymous

            Did you see the all white moron parade that showed up for Man In the Moon? And did you see or hear any of the horseshit Beck mouthfarted out for that show? 

          • Anonymous

            While I find it flattering that my opinion is so avidly sought after by the troll community, again I have to ask, why do you waste your time on “pablum, horseshit, and mouthfarts?”  It’s rather pitiable that you have nothing better to do with your time than troll sites and watch programs that you hate.  Why don’t you go volunteer at the soup kitchen or something?

    • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Wow. What is it with the trolls — Glenn does something above and beyond the normal routine of commenting on our follies, and it brings the naysayers out in force.

    This program is showing us our heritage, in a manner so much above and beyond the usual hotdogs, parades and speeches that we (ho-hum) expect for the Fourth, that we don’t know how to take it. Seems that some troll mentality is touched to disparage anything that upsets their comfortable existence.

    The way I see it, Glenn, is that that reaction is a confirmation that you are doing good, touching our collective nerve and shaking our foundations of complacency to remind us of our worth as a nation, as a people that still has righteousness as our sustenance in adversity.

    Simply put, keep up the good work. We need all you can teach us. And then some.

    Laus Deo

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