It’s that time of year again – and we’d be remiss if we didn’t plug this year’s edition of Bugs Bunny at the Hollywood Bowl. If you aren’t heading to Anaheim for D23, Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony – The 25th Anniversary, next weekend August 14th and 15th. I highly recommend it.
From the official press release: For 25 hilarity-filled years, Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals have teamed up with live orchestras playing those phenomenal Carl Stalling scores in perfect synchronization to the cartoons projected on the big screens, bringing audiences to their feet in laughter, cheers, and applause. The official Bugs Bunny at the Symphony anniversary party takes place this summer at the Hollywood Bowl, where you’ll see and hear Warner Bros.’ greatest animated shorts, as well as exciting surprises like the “live orchestra” premieres of Long-Haired Hare (animated in the Hollywood Bowl itself), and the new 3D short “Rabid Rider” . . . plus, a special appearance by present day Looney Tunes voiceover actor Bob Bergen in a tribute to Mel Blanc’s genius, and an onstage salute to Bugs’ balletic exploits by Ida Nevasayneva, prima ballerina of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. (The Trocks!) All of this, and favorite classics like What’s Opera, Doc? , The Rabbit of Seville and Zoom and Bored.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
George Daugherty, conductor
Ida Nevasayneva, prima ballerina
Bob Bergen, voiceover artist
Created by George Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong
Presented by the LA Phil.
For tickets and information, visit HollywoodBowl.com