Batman Live World Arena Tour Review

We got to see Batman Live this weekend and it’s loaded with enjoyable theatrics. The stage transforms from Gotham streets, Wayne Manor, Bat Cave, Arkham Asylum and more. They impressively do this by delivering a digital background and stage prop combination along side mood lighting and smoke. The first thing you’ll notice in the background of the stage is a huge bat curtain, which acts as a frame for the comic book performance before it.

I wasn’t sure about how the story telling was going to pan out, but by looking at the kids around us we quickly understood this was going to be mostly family entertainment. If you’re looking for a brooding Dark Knight story, you won’t find it here. Batman Live is fun for all ages. It’s meant to be a visual spectacle for all to remember.

So what will you remember at Batman Live? The villains! In particular performances given by Harley Quinn, Joker and Catwoman are outstanding. If you’ve watched Batman the animated series, you’ll get a good idea for the theatrics these three characters deliver. Batman himself is a serious character and thankfully the villains create a over the top balance. The actress who plays Harley Quinn has her voice down perfectly from Batman the animated series and the Joker’s whimsical and crazed style offers entertaining tricks and joker props that look so good, you can’t help but to snap a picture! Catwoman is our lovely anti-hero and possibly a bull whip artist with a strong attraction to Batman.

There are some parts of the show that will have you roll your eyes, like the uncontrollable romance Batman and Catwoman have whenever they meet each other. Every time I saw them together I though “come on, get a room already!”

One of the best props the show offers is the specially designed Batmobile. It looks a futuristic formula 1 racer and the rocket thruster in the rear gives a awesome visual effect. There is a Limited Edition Batman Live Hot Wheels die-cast car sold at the event that is a must have souvenir. Not only is it a Hot Wheel car but it’s a Batman Live Hot Wheel Car that just screams collect me all over it. I did manage to get a souvenir program book, but in hind sight the car was way cooler.

Batman Live is entertaining and a must see for any Batman fan, it rolls up digital art with circus-like entertainment. When asked about how much I would reasonably spend to watch Batman Live, I’d say about $50-$70 for some decent seats and $20-$30 for not so decent seats. The city where we watched it was not sold out and if you wait a few days before the show you can snag some really good deals.

Show Dates:
ANAHEIM, CA 5 – 9 SEPT., ST. PAUL, MN 13 – 16 SEPT., SAN JOSE, CA 20 – 23 SEPT., LOS ANGELES, CA 27 – 30 SEPT., LAS VEGAS, NV 3 – 7 OCT., OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 10 – 14 OCT., RIO RANCHO, NM 17 – 21 OCT., COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 23 – 24 OCT., LOVELAND, CO 26 – 28 OCT.

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