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MarvelUniverse LIVE! held a special presentation at the Boys and Girls Club in Northeast D.C.

MarvelUniverse LIVE! held a special presentation at the Boys and Girls Club in Northeast D.C. to show the youth support, a local performer in the show said Sept. 3. “We wanted to help support the kids with something positive,” said Kirk Jenkins, a native of Faulkner, Va., who is thrilled when the audience screams for his character – Wolverine.

The event at the Boys and Girls Club allowed performers to get active in the community and celebrate the arrival of MarvelUniverse LIVE! in the D.C. area. The show will have performances at the Patriot Center from Sept. 12 – 21.

After a long, hard day in the books, over 50 kids unwound with an after-school super hero workout, Sept. 4, at the Richard England Clubhouse, Boys and Girls Club in Northeast, D.C. “We thought it would be fun to come out and do obstacle courses with the kids and have them be super heroes for the day,” said Jennifer Rubin, tour manager for MarvelUniverse LIVE!

Young participants learned special stunts from the show, and after receiving a sticker with an image of a superhero to embody, they performed a series of challenges. Their strength was tested at the Thor’s Hammer striker; their fear of heights overcome at the Spider-Man climbing wall, and their speed pushed to the max at the Hulk-sized endurance challenge.

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MarvelUniverse LIVE! held a special presentation at the Boys and Girls Club in Northeast D.C. Photos courtesy of Feld Entertainment

Participants also practiced life. “Self-control is the first step to being a superhero,” Moe Alagrangy, who plays Spiderman in the show, told the kids. Leading by example and espousing an indomitable spirit, are also key, Alagrangy continued.

Marvel Universe LIVE! is an original story bringing together more than 25 Marvel characters on an epic quest. Superhero favorites including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Wolverine battle against arch enemies including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, and Electro for world domination.