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Marvel Universe Live! prepares for Raleigh stop on 85-city tour

Posted June 18, 2014

Courtesy: Feld Entertainment

Marvel Universe Live!, a new show featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, will make one of its very first stops right here in Raleigh for shows July 18 to July 20 at the PNC Arena. 

I'm hearing some good buzz about this show, which I'm told will showcase some pretty amazing acrobatics and special effects. Here's what the press release says about it: 

Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on 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.

"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 and Marvel Universe LIVE! Producer Juliette Feld in that release. “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!”

The release promises movie-style special effects, including aerial stunts, pyrotechnics, 3D projection and other state-of-the-art show elements. It will take over the entire arena floor and also a multilevel aerial space. 

The show passed on some pictures as it prepares for the 85-city debut. Tickets start at $40 plus fees. Check PNC Arena's website for details.

Check this post on Mashable for some video about the show.

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