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Thanks to the crew of "Batman Live" KTIV's Matt Breen learns to fight like the caped crusader

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

If you're a fan of the caped crusader, there's a show on stage in Sioux City just for you. "Batman Live" runs through Sunday at the Tyson Events Center. KTIV's Matt Breen got a sneak peek of the show when he went to "Bat Camp".

Ripped from the pages of the comic book, "Batman Live" brings the adventures of the caped crusader to life on stage in three dimensions. In the two-hour stage show, Batman takes on archenemies like "The Joker", "Penguin", and "Two Face." Christopher D. Hunt, "Batman Live" Fight Choreographer says, "It's pretty intense!"

Christopher Hunt choreographs all the fights for this mammoth production. Christopher D. Hunt, "Batman Live" Fight Choreographer says, "When it goes right, and the audience is really behind you, it's fantastic, you know."

Today, it's his job to teach me how to fight like a superhero. Christopher D. Hunt, "Batman Live" Fight Choreographer says, "I want you to think of it stage-by-stage. You've got the first move that comes in. That's one move. Then you've got the second move. Duck. Then, you've got the third move. Up and grab. Push. Then, pose." Matt Breen says "The most important one... pose!" Christopher D. Hunt, "Batman Live" Fight Choreographer says, "Pose. It's all about the eyebrow, okay?" Matt Breen, Reporting, "I'll try to remember that."

But, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Christopher D. Hunt, "Batman Live" Fight Choreographer says "Do you want to do it again?" Matt Breen says "Let's do it again." Christopher D. Hunt, "Batman Live" Fight Choreographer says "Okay."

But, something was missing. Matt Breen says "Do you mind if I grab something out of my bag? Christopher D. Hunt, "Batman Live" Fight Choreographer says "No, go ahead." Batman's cowl, and gloves on loan from KTIV director George Kmetty IV. Now, I could fight like Batman. Christopher D. Hunt, "Batman Live" Fight Choreographer says, "It's all about selling it. It's about making the audience believe we're really hurting eachother, which is quite morbid, don't you know?"

Tickets are still available for all performances. There's one Friday night, and two shows each on Saturday and Sunday. Try Ticketmaster's website, or call 800-745-3000. Try the Tyson Events Center box office. Or go to the "Batman Live" website.

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