One very Wascally Wabbit is returning to the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts on Saturday, May 18, 2013 for two performances only of Bugs Bunny AT THE SYMPHONY!
Following its sold-out run at the Sony Centre in 2011, Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang are returning to Toronto with a concert that features Warner Bros.' classic cartoons on a gigantic screen, with live accompaniment by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, in the production conducted and created by Emmy-Award winner George Daugherty.
More than 20 years after the original Bugs Bunny on Broadway was first debuted, proved to be a record-setting hit, and was performed with virtually every major symphony orchestra in North America and around the world, Daugherty and his team created this sequel, Bugs Bunny AT THE SYMPHONY, a newly christened version of a show that had already reinvented a new genre for symphony orchestras.
Bugs Bunny AT THE SYMPHONY is a celebration of the Looney Tunes moniker, a name that stands at the forefront of the Golden Age of American animation with their equally famous scores by Carl Stalling, played live under the direction of the concert's creator, George Daugherty. This unique marriage of brilliance brings audiences young and old together for a fun-filled presentation of Looney Tunes favourites like "What's Opera, Doc?" and "The Rabbit of Seville" - two cartoons that top virtually every published list of "The World's Funniest Cartoons," - plus, 20 other classic Looney Tunes shown either in full, or in excerpts.
SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Toronto's first performing arts centre, has played a defining role in the cultural life of Toronto for more than 50 years. Today, the newly renovated Sony Centre's mission is to unite the global citizens of Toronto through great artistic experiences. In addition, the Sony Centre is dedicated to developing Toronto's younger audiences through family programming; workshops targeted towards school-aged audiences, an under-30 membership program, and other community initiatives.