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Batman show comes to Oklahoma City

Actor Jack Walker discusses ‘Batman Live,' opening Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena
by Matthew Price Modified: October 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm •  Published: October 10, 2012

/articleid/3717286/1/pictures/1853563">Photo - Batman and the Batmobile in “Batman Live.”
Batman and the Batmobile in “Batman Live.”

“It took a while, and I think necessarily so,” he said. “I took flight tests, to make sure I wouldn't pass out or get scared of heights.”

After passing the rigorous tests, Walker was able to don the Batman suit to play the masked hero.

“The suit itself, you kind of use it as a tool to do the character, because it's so much a part of it,” Walker said. “You find the physicality with the suit, you're kind of working together. It's almost its own entity, the suit.”

Walker said those who attend won't just feel like they're attending a performance. The arena show is geared to make the fans feel involved in the event.

“That's the enjoyment you get out of it, from watching a superhero go and do their thing. You feel like you're kind of part of it,” Walker said. “ ... The way it's all set up and the whole aesthetic of it makes you feel a part of it, as the audience. You're in Gotham City, and so from the moment you enter the arena, until the end, you feel like you're just a part of the whole story. And hopefully you'll be rooting for Batman! So you feel like his victory is your victory.”

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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