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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Announces BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II, 1/3-4/2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II-a spectacular fusion of classical music and classic animation that celebrates the world's most famous and beloved cartoons and their equally famous music-on January 3-4, 2015, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark and State Theatre in New Brunswick. Conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and Emmy Award-winning producer David Ka Lik Wong, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II is a celebration of the world's favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live full symphony orchestra accompaniment. These NJSO concerts are the first performances of the production's landmark 25th-anniversary season.

These milestone performances take place on Saturday, January 3, at 3 pm at NJPAC and Sunday, January 4, at 3 pm at the State Theatre. Adult tickets start at $20; tickets for children age 15 and younger are half price. Full concert information is available at www.njsymphony.org/bugsbunny. Tickets are available for purchase online or by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476). The January 4 performance is presented in collaboration with the State Theatre.

This production is the second critically acclaimed sequel to Bugs Bunny on Broadway, the record-setting orchestra-and-film concert that pioneered a new genre of orchestral entertainment when it debuted on Broadway in 1990. In 2010, this concert franchise-which has played to more than 2.5 million people worldwide-received standing ovations and rave reviews when a new version-Bugs Bunny at the Symphony-received its double world premiere at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony.

This latest incantation celebrates this show's 25-year legacy of pairing Looney Tunes and orchestral music together in concert. Retaining the most indelible moments from the original production, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II includes Chuck Jones' inspired What's Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville, while adding in other Warner Bros. classics like Friz Freleng'sRhapsody Rabbit and the virtuoso orchestral rollercoaster ride of the Road Runner epic, Zoom and Bored. Bugs Bunny is joined on-screen by his immensely popular cohorts, including Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runnerand many others. New to the concert are Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl, three of the funniest Daffy Duck epics ever made-Show Biz Bugs, Duck Amuck and Robin Hood Daffy-and a trio of love songs by the world's most scent-challenged crooner, Pepe Le Pew. Two spectacular new 3D-CGI Looney Tunes-I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat and Coyote Falls-round out the program.

This concert has one of the widest demographics of any film-and-orchestra presentation in the marketplace, as it continues to attract audiences of all ages into the classical music world's most iconic concert halls with the world's leading orchestras. In almost a quarter century, the Bugs Bunny concert franchise has appeared in repeat engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, National and San Francisco symphonies and the orchestras of Cleveland, Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Minnesota, Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Sydney, Copenhagen, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Seattle, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa and many others.

LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.


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