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SPIDER-MAN ROCKS! logo
(May 2002 - August 2004)

A truly bizarre mix of modern rock tunes and superhero stunts.

Opening in the Castle Theatre after it had been closed for a number of years, the show was popular with audiences, but there wasn't really much to bring people coming back after they'd seen it once. Parts of the show seemed pretty misjudged - the Ricky Martin track 'She Bangs' sung during an attack on a woman (to bring Spiderman to the rescue) seemed out of place in a family show (or any show). The spidey stunts were pretty impressive, though, and the Green Goblin was certainly pretty nasty.
The replacement of this show with Fear Factor Live in 2005 was inevitable given the recent purchase of Universal by NBC.

Spiderman Rocks logo on the outside of the Castle Theatre (photo from www.family-vacation-getaways-at-los-angeles-theme-parks.com)

Spiderman Rocks logo on the outside of the Castle Theatre (photo from www.family-vacation-getaways-at-los-angeles-theme-parks.com)
Spiderman Rocks logo on the outside of the Castle Theatre (photo by Phillip Donnelly, April 2003)
Spiderman Rocks logo on the outside of the Castle Theatre (photo by Phillip Donnelly, April 2003)
Spiderman Rocks! arena and stage in 2004 (Photo  Universal Studios Hollywood)
Spiderman Rocks! arena and stage in 2004 (Photo Universal Studios Hollywood)
The Green Goblin (photo by cliff1066, Flickr, with thanks)
The Green Goblin (photo by cliff1066, Flickr, with thanks)

Video of the show at YouTube (from 2004)

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The Blues Brothers Stage with the Victoria Station restaurant as a backdrop. Photo by yeoh_ts, May 1995

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