‘Bugs Bunny At The Symphony’ is Coming to Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater

Classical music and classic animation unite as 16 Looney Tunes play on the giant screen with original scores played live.

License Global

March 17, 2023

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“Bugs Bunny at the Symphony.”
“Bugs Bunny at the Symphony.”Warner Bros. Discovery.

Earlier this year, Warner Bros. Discovery announced plans with licensees for newly-created content starring Bugs Bunny and his fellow Looney Tunes to celebrate “The Year of the Rabbit.” Now it’s been announced that the film-and-orchestra concert, “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” is returning to Los Angeles for the first time in eight years, and in a new home – the Microsoft Theater.  

The gala return performance takes place on July 30, with 16 classic Looney Tunes projected on the gigantic screen, while a large live symphony orchestra, conducted by Emmy Award winner, George Daugherty, plays the music of Carl Stalling and Mily Franklyn live.  

Created by Daugherty and Emmy Award winner, David Ka Lik Wong, “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” has been touring the world with major symphony orchestras and at iconic venues since 1990, when the production first sold out Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre as “Bugs Bunny on Broadway.” 

This latest version of “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” Looney Tunes include “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “The Rabbit of Seville,” “Baton Bunny,” “Long-Haired Hare” and “Corny Concerto,” plus five new animated shorts: “Rabid Rider,” “Coyote Falls,” “Fur of Flying,” “Dynamite Dance” and “Wet Cement,” while their classically infused scores are played live. 

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“When we were all growing up and watching Looney Tunes on Saturday morning, we didn’t realize we also were getting a massive lesson in classical music,” says Daugherty. “‘Bugs Bunny at the Symphony’ is the perfect opportunity to bring today’s kids to the symphony orchestra and appreciate the beauty of classical music while getting a hilarious twist from Bugs Bunny and his cohorts. More importantly, it’s a chance for adults of all ages to rekindle their affection for these brilliant, animated shorts, and relive a truly nostalgic and magical part of their childhoods.” 

The show features Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Michigan J. Frog and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters. 

“We are especially excited to be performing at The Microsoft Theater,” says Daugherty. “It’s one of the preeminent venues of its kind in the world, and we will start a new tradition where decades more of multi-generational audiences can revel in the brilliance of Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes.” 

Tickets go on sale to the general public March 17.  

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