By Nolan P. Smith
(Victor Valley)– In the blink of an eye, superheroes will be invading the Inland Empire and Southern California as a whole when Marvel Universe Live! visits Anaheim, Ontario and Inglewood. The production is a live entertainment experience, featuring professional quality stunts, special effects, pyrotechnics, video projections and more featuring characters from Marvel Comic’s robust universe. The tour hits Anaheim March 26th and runs through March 29th, Ontario from April 9th through April 12th and Inglewood May 1st through 3rd.
“I’m really excited to bring this show to California where I’m based, Los Angeles, and hopefully show all my friends and everyone in the entertainment industry especially what I have been working so hard on since April of last year,” said Moe Alafrangy, the actor, stunt man and martial artist who portrays everyone’s favorite, neighborhood Spider-Man in Marvel Universe Live!
The Southern California based Alafrangy spoke about how it is to portray Marvel’s blockbuster web slinger on stage and to thousands of fans. “Honestly it’s a dream come true. I’ve been a martial artist my whole life; I started when I was nine, and eventually I transitioned into martial arts tricking, which is the combination of kicks, flips and twists. This all happens in the air with no harness, obviously, so for a long period of time, I have always looked up to Spider-Man, and as an adult I love watching the movies, and I still read the comics. To be able to train to portray this character on stage to up to 11,000 people at a time is a dream come true for me. It’s an adrenaline rush every time I put the mask on, and I put the Spidey suit on, I go out there and I’m flipping around and I’m portraying this character; it’s a very fulfilling experience for me.”
This marks the first time the Feld Entertainment production has visited Southern California, as Citizens Business Bank Arena, Honda Center and The Forum will be transformed into a comic book that leaped right off the four-color page and into reality. The show boasts iconic super heroes such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and more, with villains like Loki, the Red Skull and more. More than two years in the making, the show is hailed as one of the most technically advanced and innovative live touring shows ever, which is saying a lot when looking back at Feld Entertainment’s 40 year history.
Marvel Universe LIVE! offers an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel icons together on one awesome quest. The Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, 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.
For the Anaheim and Inglewood shows, tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com. For the Ontario shows, tickets are available at AXS.com. To discover more about Marvel Universe LIVE!, please visit www.marveluniverselive.com or follow us via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. #MarvelUniverseLive @MarvelOnTour