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Mortal Kombat: Live Tour was a martial art theatrical stage show featuring Mortal Kombat characters, sound, and laser light effects on stage. The plot was based on three fighters rescuing their friends and retrieving a magic amulet from the master of Outworld, Shao Kahn in order to save the earth.
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[[File:MKLTsymbol.jpg|thumb|250px|The Mortal Kombat Live Tour logo.]]
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'''Mortal Kombat: Live Tour''' was a martial art theatrical stage show featuring [[:Category:Characters|characters]] and sound from the [[Mortal Kombat series|''Mortal Kombat'' series]], along with laser light effects on stage. The plot was based on three fighters rescuing their friends and retrieving a magic amulet from the master of [[Outworld]], [[Shao Kahn]], in order to save the Earth.
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* 1 Show summary
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==Show Summary==
* 2 Characters
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The show debuted at [[wikipedia:Radio City Music Hall|Radio City Music Hall]] in New York on September 14, 1995, followed by a 200 city road trip into 1996. The show replicated on stage the martial arts and moves from the [[Mortal Kombat series|''Mortal Kombat'' video games]], mixing them with dancing and music. Lines were pre-recorded and used to demonstrate the official sound effects from the games, though there was no dismemberments, decapitations or Fatalities visible in the show. The audience participated by yelling "Run!" or "Kick him!" as part of the live action. [[File:Mortal_Kombat_The_Live_Tour_publicity_promo_on_KTLA_5|thumb|250px|right|Mortal Kombat: Live Tour Promo]]
* 3 Additional cast members
 
* 4 Staff
 
* 5 Production Notes
 
* 6 References
 
 
Show summary
 
 
The show debuted at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 14, 1995, followed by a 200 city road trip into 1996. The show replicated Mortal Kombat martial arts and video game moves on stage mixed with dancing and music. Lip synching were pre-recorded and used to demonstrate the official MK sound effects, though there was no dismemberment, decapitation, or Fatalities visible in the show. The audience participated by yelling "Run!" or "Kick him!" as part of the live action.
 
Characters
 
Publicity photo of the Live Tour cast
 
   
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==Characters and Cast==
 
The following Mortal Kombat characters appear in the show.
 
The following Mortal Kombat characters appear in the show.
   
* Baraka #1 — Ryan Watson
 
* Baraka #2 — Allen Sandoval
 
* Jax #1 — Hakim Alston
 
* Jax #2 — Shah Alston
 
* Jax #3 — Tyrone C. Wiggins
 
* Johnny Cage #1 — Jeff Durbin
 
* Johnny Cage #2 — Brad Halstead
 
* Johnny Cage #3 — Ted Nordblum
 
* Kabal — Tracy Fleming
 
* Kano — Joseph "Eddie" Acavedo
 
* King Baraka — Percy Brown
 
* Kitana #1 — Jennifer DeCosta
 
* Kitana #2 — Lexi Alexander (credited as Lexi Mirai) [1] [2]
 
* Liu Kang #1 — Carmichael Simon
 
* Liu Kang #2 — Jon Valera
 
* Liu Kang #3 — Allen Sandoval
 
* Liu Kang #4 — Michael Li
 
* Mileena — Jennifer DeCosta
 
* Raiden — Garth Johnson
 
* Scorpion #1 — Anthony Demarco
 
* Scorpion #2 — Darius Wahrhaftig
 
* Scorpion #3 — Drew MacIver
 
* Shang Tsung #1 — Sidney S. Liufau
 
* Shang Tsung #2 — James Kim
 
* Shang Tsung #3 — Simon Kim
 
* Shang Tsung #4 — Michael Li
 
* Shang Tsung #5 — Jimim Kim
 
* Shang Tsung #6 — Drew MacIver
 
* Shao Kahn #1 — Jeffrey D. Haris
 
* Shao Kahn #2 — Ted Nordblum
 
* Sindel #1 — Eileen Weisinger
 
* Sindel #2 — June Castro
 
* Sonya #1 — Kerri Hoskins
 
* Sonya #2 — Cathleen Ann Gardner
 
* Sub Zero #1 — Ryan Watson
 
* Sub Zero #2 — Darius Wahrhaftig
 
* Sub Zero #3 — Drew MacIver
 
   
Additional cast members
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* [[Baraka]] #1 — [[Ryan Watson]]
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* Baraka #2 — Allen Sandoval
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* [[Jax]] #1 — [[Hakim Alston]]
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* Jax #2 — Shah Alston
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* Jax #3 — [[Tyrone C. Wiggins]]
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* [[Johnny Cage]] #1 — [[Jeff Durbin]]
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* Johnny Cage #2 — Brad Halstead
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* Johnny Cage #3 — Ted Nordblum
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* [[Kabal]] — Tracy Fleming
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* [[Kano]] — Joseph "Eddie" Acavedo
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* King [[Baraka]] — [[Percy Brown]]
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* [[Kitana]] #1 — Jennifer DeCosta
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* Kitana #2 — Lexi Alexander (credited as Lexi Mirai)
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* [[Liu Kang]] #1 — Carmichael Simon
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* Liu Kang #2 — [[Jon Valera]]
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* Liu Kang #3 — Allen Sandoval
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* Liu Kang #4 — Michael Li
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* [[Mileena]] — Jennifer DeCosta
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* [[Raiden]] — Garth Johnson
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* [[Scorpion]] #1 — Anthony Demarco
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* Scorpion #2 — Darius Wahrhaftig
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* Scorpion #3 — Drew MacIver
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* [[Shang Tsung]] #1 — Sidney S. Liufau
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* Shang Tsung #2 — James Kim
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* Shang Tsung #3 — Simon Kim
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* Shang Tsung #4 — Michael Li
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* Shang Tsung #5 — Jimim Kim
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* Shang Tsung #6 — Drew MacIver
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* [[Shao Kahn]] #1 — Jeffrey D. Haris
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* Shao Kahn #2 — Ted Nordblum
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* [[Sindel]] #1 — Eileen Weisinger
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* Sindel #2 — June Castro
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* [[Sonya]] #1 — [[Kerri Hoskins]]
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* Sonya #2 — Cathleen Ann Gardner
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* [[Sub-Zero]] #1 — [[Ryan Watson]]
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* Sub Zero #2 — Darius Wahrhaftig
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* Sub Zero #3 — Drew MacIver
   
* Rodney J. Carreon
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===Additional Cast Members===
* Karen Kobayashi
 
* Bobby Liu
 
* Pawl Wawszczk
 
* Mark Chemeleski
 
* Chante Hardesty
 
* Rodney T. Knight
 
* Mike Roberts
 
* Ming Tran
 
* Paul Perris
 
   
Staff
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* Rodney J. Carreon
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* Karen Kobayashi
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* Bobby Liu
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* Pawl Wawszczk
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* Mark Chemeleski
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* Chante Hardesty
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* Rodney T. Knight
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* Mike Roberts
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* Ming Tran
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* Paul Perris
   
* Writer — Drew MacIver
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===Staff===
* Director — Drew MacIver
 
* Producer — Lawrence Kasanoff
 
* Fight Coordinators — Pat E. Johnson
 
* Fight Coordinators — Garth Johnson
 
* Fight Coordinators — Barbara Bernhardt
 
* Fight Coordinators — Tracy Fleming
 
* Fight Coordinators — Drew MacIver
 
* Fight Coordinators — Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
 
Production Notes
 
   
* As part of the show, the actors instructed the audience to buy Mortal Kombat amulets at the concession stand to save the earth. However, the tour merchandising team failed to actually manufacture the amulets.[citation needed]
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* Writer Drew MacIver
* Joseph Acavedo (Kano) did not speak English at the time of the tour's run.[citation needed]
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* Director Drew MacIver
* Hakim Alston (Jax) played an Outworld warrior who was defeated by Liu Kang (Robin Shou) in the original MK movie a year earlier.
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* Producer [[Lawrence Kasanoff]]
* Fight Coordinator Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa also appeared in the movie as Shang Tsung.
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* Fight Coordinators Pat E. Johnson
* the lasers were produced by Laser Fantasy International of Seattle and operated by Dave Haskell and Chris Thornberry. A medium frame Spectra Physics and a 40 watt laser scope were used along with a custom fiber system for these effects.
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* Fight Coordinators Garth Johnson
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* Fight Coordinators — Barbara Bernhardt
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* Fight Coordinators — Tracy Fleming
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* Fight Coordinators — Drew MacIver
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* Fight Coordinators — [[Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa]]
   
References
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==Production Notes==
   
1. ^ Mortal Kombat: The Live Tour (1996) (V)
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* As part of the show, the actors instructed the audience to buy ''Mortal Kombat'' amulets at the concession to stand to save the Earth.
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* Joseph Acavedo ([[Kano]]) did not speak English at the time of the tour's run.[citation needed]
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* [[Hakim Alston]] ([[Jax Briggs|Jax]]) portrayed an Outworld warrior who was defeated by Liu Kang (Robin Shou) in the original [[Mortal Kombat (film)|''Mortal Kombat'' movie]] a year earlier.
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* Fight coordinator [[Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa]] also appeared in the movie, playing [[Shang Tsung]].
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* The laser visual effects were produced by Laser Fantasy International of Seattle, and were operated by Dave Haskell and Chris Thornberry. For these effects, a medium frame Spectra Physics and a 40 watt laser scope were used along with a custom fiber system.
   
* Photos from MK3 Live Tour
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[[ru:Mortal Kombat: Live Tour]]
* Videos from MK3 Live Tour
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[[es:Mortal Kombat: Live Tour]]
* CNN showbiz
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[[Category:Actors]]
* NY Times archive
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[[Category:Real World]]
* Mortal Kombat LT Cast 1
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[[Category:Mortal Kombat]]
* Mortal Kombat LT Cast 2
 
* Mortal Kombat LT Memorabilia
 
* Mortal Kombat: The Live Tour IMDB entry.
 

Latest revision as of 17:26, December 31, 2019

MKLTsymbol

The Mortal Kombat Live Tour logo.

Mortal Kombat: Live Tour was a martial art theatrical stage show featuring characters and sound from the Mortal Kombat series, along with laser light effects on stage. The plot was based on three fighters rescuing their friends and retrieving a magic amulet from the master of Outworld, Shao Kahn, in order to save the Earth.

Show SummaryEdit

The show debuted at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 14, 1995, followed by a 200 city road trip into 1996. The show replicated on stage the martial arts and moves from the Mortal Kombat video games, mixing them with dancing and music. Lines were pre-recorded and used to demonstrate the official sound effects from the games, though there was no dismemberments, decapitations or Fatalities visible in the show. The audience participated by yelling "Run!" or "Kick him!" as part of the live action.
Mortal Kombat The Live Tour publicity promo on KTLA 5

Mortal Kombat The Live Tour publicity promo on KTLA 5

Mortal Kombat: Live Tour Promo

Characters and CastEdit

The following Mortal Kombat characters appear in the show.


  • Baraka #1 — Ryan Watson
  • Baraka #2 — Allen Sandoval
  • Jax #1 — Hakim Alston
  • Jax #2 — Shah Alston
  • Jax #3 — Tyrone C. Wiggins
  • Johnny Cage #1 — Jeff Durbin
  • Johnny Cage #2 — Brad Halstead
  • Johnny Cage #3 — Ted Nordblum
  • Kabal — Tracy Fleming
  • Kano — Joseph "Eddie" Acavedo
  • King BarakaPercy Brown
  • Kitana #1 — Jennifer DeCosta
  • Kitana #2 — Lexi Alexander (credited as Lexi Mirai)
  • Liu Kang #1 — Carmichael Simon
  • Liu Kang #2 — Jon Valera
  • Liu Kang #3 — Allen Sandoval
  • Liu Kang #4 — Michael Li
  • Mileena — Jennifer DeCosta
  • Raiden — Garth Johnson
  • Scorpion #1 — Anthony Demarco
  • Scorpion #2 — Darius Wahrhaftig
  • Scorpion #3 — Drew MacIver
  • Shang Tsung #1 — Sidney S. Liufau
  • Shang Tsung #2 — James Kim
  • Shang Tsung #3 — Simon Kim
  • Shang Tsung #4 — Michael Li
  • Shang Tsung #5 — Jimim Kim
  • Shang Tsung #6 — Drew MacIver
  • Shao Kahn #1 — Jeffrey D. Haris
  • Shao Kahn #2 — Ted Nordblum
  • Sindel #1 — Eileen Weisinger
  • Sindel #2 — June Castro
  • Sonya #1 — Kerri Hoskins
  • Sonya #2 — Cathleen Ann Gardner
  • Sub-Zero #1 — Ryan Watson
  • Sub Zero #2 — Darius Wahrhaftig
  • Sub Zero #3 — Drew MacIver

Additional Cast MembersEdit

  • Rodney J. Carreon
  • Karen Kobayashi
  • Bobby Liu
  • Pawl Wawszczk
  • Mark Chemeleski
  • Chante Hardesty
  • Rodney T. Knight
  • Mike Roberts
  • Ming Tran
  • Paul Perris

StaffEdit

  • Writer — Drew MacIver
  • Director — Drew MacIver
  • Producer — Lawrence Kasanoff
  • Fight Coordinators — Pat E. Johnson
  • Fight Coordinators — Garth Johnson
  • Fight Coordinators — Barbara Bernhardt
  • Fight Coordinators — Tracy Fleming
  • Fight Coordinators — Drew MacIver
  • Fight Coordinators — Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Production NotesEdit

  • As part of the show, the actors instructed the audience to buy Mortal Kombat amulets at the concession to stand to save the Earth.
  • Joseph Acavedo (Kano) did not speak English at the time of the tour's run.[citation needed]
  • Hakim Alston (Jax) portrayed an Outworld warrior who was defeated by Liu Kang (Robin Shou) in the original Mortal Kombat movie a year earlier.
  • Fight coordinator Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa also appeared in the movie, playing Shang Tsung.
  • The laser visual effects were produced by Laser Fantasy International of Seattle, and were operated by Dave Haskell and Chris Thornberry. For these effects, a medium frame Spectra Physics and a 40 watt laser scope were used along with a custom fiber system.
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