Staff Report

After scouring the country to find the best in live action performers with an amazing array of disciplines and skills, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in live touring family events, revealed that Riverview resident Benjamin Aycrigg, who will portray Cyclops, will join the final cast of more than 50 performers to bring its most ambitious live event experience to life in Marvel Universe LIVE! Making its Tampa debut at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Thursday-Sunday, July 10-13, the show will be the most physically demanding in Feld Entertainment’s storied history and will stop in 85 cities nationwide.

 “Marvel Universe LIVE! is one of the most daring and exciting shows to date. I am still in awe as a performer and incredibly excited to be a part of this. Alone each of us are nothing, but together we form one spectacular cast and crew. The sky is the limit,” said Aycrigg.

Marvel Universe LIVE! will be headlined by a cast trained in everything from martial arts to motocross in order to bring the Marvel Universe to the live action arena. Supported by a unique blend of aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art special effects, the performers will bring an epic live action experience right in front of audiences’ eyes every time.

 “From the beginning we knew that to pull off a show of this magnitude we had to have a cast that was the closest thing we could find to real life super heroes,” said Shanda Sawyer, director of Marvel Universe LIVE!

Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest. The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at the McDonald’s Ticket Office at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Ticketmaster outlets and at To order tickets by phone call 745-3000. Ticket prices are $30, $45, $60 and $100. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. To view a complete cast list and more information, visit Marvel Universe LIVE! at

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