MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!

Sawyer created the original concept for this groundbreaking arena show franchise and directed & co-wrote the first show. Marvel Universe Live! continues to be a global phenomenon, recently touring South Africa and scheduled for Abu Dhabi next.

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Q&A with director Shanda Sawyer on ‘Marvel Universe LIVE!’

Craving some action and adventure? Marvel Universe LIVE!  brings some of the most iconic heroes and fearsome villains to life like never before during a live-action arena spectacular that will tour an astonishing 85 North American cities over the next two years. Produced by Feld Entertainment, the show launched last month and seeks to redefine the live show experience by merging Marvel characters with state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, and more.

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SPECTACLE MAGAZINE: “…we hired Shanda Sawyer [as director] because we felt she was the most talented and the best person to bring our idea to life and conceptualize it in the circus.”

It all started with the Chinese calendar. The year 2012 is the year of the dragon. That simple fact proven to be the inspiration for the new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Blue unit. “We decided as a company that we wanted to celebrate the Year of the Dragon,” Alana Feld says, by way of beginning our conversation. “Once we had that concept we hired Shanda Sawyer [as director] because we felt she was the most talented and the best person to bring our idea to life and conceptualize it in the circus.

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