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Friday, November 30, 2012

'Batman Live' show at coliseum adds to character's legend with lavish production
See the Caped Crusader in action during shows Tuesday and Wednesday.

 
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The touring “Batman Live” arena show features a Batmobile designed for this production. (Courtesy photo)
from,: new-sentinel.com
By James Grant of The News-Sentinel
November 29, 2012
Fort Wayne--The legend of the Batman character looms large in American pop culture.

Since 1939, America has followed the adventures of the crime-fighting caped crusader through countless comic books, films, television shows, games and several mega-successful movies.

Now, in 2012, a show called “Batman Live,” which roars its way to Memorial Coliseum next Tuesday and Wednesday, brings an enormous production to arenas across the United States featuring 42 actors and circus-trained acrobats, a 3-D Gotham landscape, a 105-foot-wide, bat-shaped LED video wall, pyrotechnics, and a newly designed Batmobile.

“Batman Live,” which premiered in July 2011 in England, was a huge success in Europe, playing to more than a half-million people in 15 countries.
In September 2012, the show began its first tour of America, home of the Batman character. George Turvey, the actor who plays Bruce Wayne/Batman in “Batman Live,” said that, while the production was a hit overseas, American audiences have a special affinity for the show.

“The American audiences certainly get it a lot more than the audiences in Europe,” Turvey said in a telephone interview. “I mean, they definitely enjoyed it in Europe, but here I think everybody's grown up with Batman, so they know him so well and love him so much that they certainly — they get it a lot more than anywhere else we've been.

“It's been so exciting because, as I say, they know these characters so well, and so every time a new character comes onstage, they give him a massive cheer, which is a such a joy to be able to perform to that type of audience,” Turvey added.
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