A Local Marvel in Action

Local stunt performer Hilary Kadoya takes on the role of Rocket Raccoon (second from far right), in “Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes,” playing this weekend in Anaheim. The high-flying action show features other Marvel stars including Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Spider-man and Thor. (Courtesy Marvel/Feld Entertainment)

“Maybe it takes a certain type to do this kind of work,” said the woman behind the mask. “But honestly, I’ve always loved performing and making people happy.”

You might not recognize Hilary Kadoya on stage this weekend, but you certainly won’t miss her, either. The Whittier resident is one of the high-flying stunt performers in “Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes,” running Thursday through Sunday at Honda Center in Anaheim.