January may seem absurdly early to start talking about a show not scheduled until Decemeber, but comic book fans are going to want to mark their calendars now for Marvel Universe Live, a brand new arena spectacular swinging into the Amway Center at year's end.
This ambitious multi-media area production -- which merges combat choreography, vehicular stunts, arial acrobatics, and pyrotechnics to bring Marvel's iconic superheroes to life -- starts its nationwide tour this July in Tampa, and arrives in Orlando on December 5-7, 2014. Tickets will run $40-$120 to watch Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, and friends kick Loki and company's collective asses (in a family-friendly way, of course).
Check out these video teasers for the tour, followed by the complete press release from producers Feld Entertainment:
FELD ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS CAPTIVATING STORYLINE AND ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES FOR LARGER-THAN-LIFE
ARENA SPECTACULAR MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!First-Ever Marvel Live Tour Coming to Orlando, FloridaTickets On-Sale Now for this Must-See Event
ORLANDO, FLORIDA [January 28, 2014] After much anticipation, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the world’s leading producer of touring live family entertainment, revealed details about the most ambitious live show in its history, with new information about the epic storyline and tour dates for Marvel Universe LIVE! Featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, this high-caliber arena spectacular puts fans right in the middle of one of the most electrifying battles between good and evil ever conceived. Produced by Feld Entertainment, this first-ever live Marvel tour makes its 85-city debut this July in Tampa, FL. Marvel Universe LIVE! is flying into Orlando, December 5-7, 2014, for seven performances at the Amway Center. Tickets for Marvel Universe LIVE! are on sale now.
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together in one epic quest. The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.
To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes must band together, including The Avengers - Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must trek across the globe to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them. As the Super Heroes track the Cube, they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro and more, in the quest for the very same fragments. These foes have no problem teaming up if it gets them closer to their ultimate goal of world domination.
“Marvel Universe LIVE! will be the most remarkable live event that the world has ever seen with an absolutely epic story line and jaw dropping technological advances. Fans will feel like they’ve stepped into a Marvel blockbuster film come to life with nonstop movie style action and stunts,” said Feld Entertainment Executive Vice President andMarvel Universe LIVE! Producer Juliette Feld. “We are working hand in hand with Marvel to give fans a revolutionary live show experience that introduces an original story that is faithful to the Marvel canon and utterly captivating from beginning to end!”
“To see all the elements of this spectacular live show come together has been truly incredible,” said Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. “The technology utilized in the show is not only going to blow your mind, it is going to take you to a whole new Marvel world like nothing fans have ever seen before. What Feld Entertainment has done is going to astonish and amaze fans.”
Marvel Universe LIVE! launches new innovations in set design, aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art show elements that bring movie style special effects to the live entertainment arena. Audiences will see the awe-inspiring world of Super Heroes come to life before their eyes with a dynamic cast comprised of some of the industry’s most talented stunt performers. Utilizing their talents and aided by a unique combination of never-before-seen arena mechanics some of Marvel’s mightiest will come to life with profound results. These true-to-comic creations will be supported by innovative lighting design and
transformative 3D projection that will take the audience on a journey around the globe with these timeless characters. To support this massive undertaking, Marvel Universe LIVE! will not only utilize the entire arena floor, but also perform within a multilevel aerial space creating a unique experience that puts audiences right in the middle of the action in ways they could only dream about prior.
“This is the most ambitious undertaking in the more than 40 year history of Feld Entertainment. It’s the kind of show you always strive to produce and with so many advances in technology only now can you truly deliver it to fans,” said Feld Entertainment Chairman and CEO and Marvel Universe LIVE! Producer Kenneth Feld. “We know this is going to be game-changing for the live entertainment industry as a whole and are making a tremendous investment to surpass the audience’s expectations at every performance. We are elated to feature Marvel Universe LIVE! as part of our portfolio of memorable live touring productions.”
Visit the Marvel Universe LIVE! website (http://www.marveluniverselive.com) and stay current on the latest developments through social media, including:•Facebook (www.facebook.com/MarvelOnTour)•Twitter (@MarvelOnTour/@Juliette Feld (show’s producer twitter feed))•YouTube (www.youtube.com/MarvelOnTour)•Instagram (@MarvelOnTour)•Google+ (http://gplus.to/MarvelOnTour)
TICKETS: $40, $60 & $120. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.
ABOUT FELD ENTERTAINMENT?
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Disney On Ice and Disney Live! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com. More information on Marvel Universe LIVE! available atwww.marveluniverselive.com.
ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC?
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.
ABOUT AMWAY CENTER
The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows. Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was recently honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal's 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.