SPECTACLE MAGAZINE: “…we hired Shanda Sawyer [as director] because we felt she was the most talented and the best person to bring our idea to life and conceptualize it in the circus.”

It all started with the Chinese calendar.  The year 2012 is the year of the dragon.  That simple fact proven to be the inspiration for the new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Blue unit.  “We decided as a company that we wanted to celebrate the Year of the...

Shanda Sawyer Helms Marvel Universe Live

Emmy-award winning director Shanda Sawyer brought her sense of spectacle to the fore in creating and directing Marvel Universe Live for Feld Entertainment. “Feld had brought me in to re-imagine the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for them in 2006,”...

METRO.US ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW: “Marvel Universe LIVE!” is sheer fun. You don’t need any knowledge of the Marvel universe to enjoy yourself, and you don’t need to be a child — but you may need a giant popcorn to kick back and take in a show that’s pure, unadulterated entertainment.

Kids aren’t the only ones who are going to get a kick out of “Marvel Universe LIVE!” They do make up a huge portion of the attendees, but their parents, older siblings and other adult comic fans have plenty to look forward to if they’ve snagged...