Friday, Feb. 27 – Sunday, March 1 –
In a world under siege for the next big distraction, comic book fans will find the fun and action they crave in this year’s Marvel Universe Live! Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and a host of other heroes (and villains) of the Marvel Comics roster will fly, swing and pummel their way to the Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City. Marvel Universe Live! plays the first of six performances on Friday, Feb. 27. The battle between forces intent on destroying the world and those trying to save it takes place on the arena stage. The evil Loki is back, and he has a plan to summon a great power that could obliterate the entire universe. The heroes of this tale have a plan to stop him, but they’ll encounter plenty of enemies along the way, including Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin and more menaces. Unfortunately, these heroes and villains can only do so much entertaining on their own. Thankfully, they’ll get the help of backstage technicians who will be putting on a show of their own pairing dazzling visual effects, set and light designs and pyrotechnics with the casts’ long list of super powers. Marvel Universe Live! features more than 25 characters on stage for one big show that will allow fans to experience the hero saga in a new way. Shows are at 7 p.m. Feb. 27; 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28; and 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Tickets are $20-$80 and available online at www.chesapeakearena.com.