Experiencing the Marvel Universe Live! in action

Sarah Espiritu

Many are familiar with the Marvel Universe comics and movies that have been captivating viewers for years.

From the dangerous villains that a teenage Peter Parker has had to face as the amazing Spider-Man to the furthest of worlds that Norse gods reside on, there are many places that these stories can take readers to. But what if there were an opportunity to be right where the action takes place?

To do just that, Marvel Entertainment has partnered with family owned Feld Entertainment (a major producer of live touring family entertainment shows), Overstock.com and Premier Partnerships to bring you “Marvel Universe Live!”


“Marvel Universe Live!” is the very first live arena event for Marvel and will feature more than 25 super heroes and villains battling in front of a live audience in an original and exciting story line. The show is set to fascinate its audiences with never before seen stunts, action, technology and pyrotechnics.

“Fans will feel like they have stepped into a Marvel blockbuster film come to life with nonstop movie style action and stunts,” according to Juliette Feld, “Marvel Universe LIVE!” producer and Feld Entertainment executive vice president.

The story stems from Loki, Thor’s villainous brother, who is on a mission to unite the scattered fragments of the Cosmic Cube, the source of the universe’s ultimate power that had been previously destroyed by Thor.

Loki plans to clone the powers of the cube, which could potentially obliterate the universe but Thor with the help of his friends, will do what he can to prevent that from happening.

Avengers, such as Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man and Wolverine will be teaming up to save the universe with Thor.

Along the way, they of course run into villains like Green Goblin, Doc-Ock, Red Skull and others who are on the same quest but are on another path to world domination.


To give this show its authentic feel, the directors and producers have searched for the right performers who can bring their dream and these characters to life. Casting took eight months and auditions were held in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and Orlando with performers from all over the world competing for their chance to showcase their talents.

“These performers are going to need to step up and find a level of personal charisma to fill the arena with their super hero personas and powers,” said Shanda Sawyer, Director of “Marvel Universe LIVE!”

With perfect character casting, an intriguing story line, innovative technology and lighting and transformative 3D projections, the audience will be taken on a journey as if they too were right in the middle of the story.

Feld Entertainment has worked very hard to bring a show of seismic proportions across the nation with their tour starting in Tampa in July 2014 and finally coming to Southern California in 2015 in April and May.

For a complete list of tour dates, visit the “Marvel Universe LIVE!” website: http://www.marveluniverselive.com.