Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets
Bono and the Edge, the most technologically advanced stunts, a superhero, an ancient mythological creature, a super villain, secret identities, unrequited love, and teenage problems. With great story comes a great show. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is the most different show on Broadway at the moment. The show has been altered a few times, and has had its fair share of criticism, but when it comes to the evolution of theater, Spider-Man is a step in the right direction.
After Andrew Lloyd Webber jokingly thanked rock and roll musicians for saying away from theatre, Bono teamed up with Julie Taymor and the Edge to create Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The show has elements of conventional theatre, combined with rock and roll music and stunts that could compete with any circus any day of the week.
The initial story was based on the popular Spiderman Comics, with Peter Parker as the orphaned teen who mutates into a superhero after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Julie Taymor incorporated the myth of Arachne in the story, and the story took an entirely new direction. However, the show was subjected to severe criticism by several critics upon its first few preview performances.
As a result, changes were made in the story and Julie Taymor left team. The new show is being performed regularly and is slowly gaining popularity. Almost all critics agree that the visual effects, the music and the stunts are innovational, creative and praise worthy. However, the story is still a topic of debate.
In the original story, Peter Parker after gaining his superpowers learns to use them for the good of mankind. The same goes for the theatrical story. In Greco-Roman mythology Arachne was turned into a spider as punishment for her arrogance and thanklessness.
So on one hand, you have Peter Parker whose life was mediocre at best until he gained his spider like abilities, and on other hand is Arachne who views her form as nothing but punishment and humiliation. Although the story arc involving Arachne makes for an interesting story, and a clash of ancient and modern philosophies, some believe it does not fit in well with the Green Goblin story arc.
However, the regular theatergoers have considered the show as a breath of fresh air. The music, the stunts and the special effects used are all innovational, so the story had to be modified from the original for the show to work.
The show involves in-flight combat scenes, some serious web slinging and crime fighting and the daily struggles in the life of a superhero. Combine that with some fine music, and we have an evening to remember.
Headlinetickets.com is offering discounted Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark tickets here. The show is the most technologically complex in Broadway history, so much so that it can only be performed at Foxwoods Theatre on Broadway.
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