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NY Philharmonic and Warner Bros. Present BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY IINY Philharmonic and Warner Bros. Present BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

The New York Philharmonic and Warner Bros. will present the return of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II, a program celebrating classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons with the New York Philharmonic playing the music live while the animation is screened. (more...)

Disney's SILLY SYMPHONY In Concert Announced At The SorayaDisney's SILLY SYMPHONY In Concert Announced At The Soraya
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Leonard Maltin, curator of the DVD release of the Silly Symphony series, said "Walt Disney was a visionary.  He used his Silly Symphonies to expand the medium of animation to the limits of his imagination.  They are among Walt's greatest achievements and deserve to be seen and enjoyed by a new generation." (more...)

BWW Interview: SUPERMANSION Composer Kurt Oldman Talks His Approach to Scoring the Stop-Motion ShowBWW Interview: SUPERMANSION Composer Kurt Oldman Talks His Approach to Scoring the Stop-Motion Show
by Brooke Yunis - Jul 23, 2018

Kurt Oldman, composer of Sony Crackle's hit stop-motion show, SUPERMANSION, took the time to speak about his background as a composer, his work on the show, and dream collaborations. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Join the world's most recognisable rabbit in a 25th Anniversary celebration of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II performed live at the Sydney Opera House by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on the 13 & 14 July. (more...)

LACO @ THE MOVIES: AN EVENING OF DISNEY SILLY SYMPHONIES Set for 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) showcases the interplay of music and film with 'LACO @ the Movies: An Evening of Disney Silly Symphonies,' a program of dazzling and delightful Academy Award-winning animation created by Walt Disney Studios between 1929 and 1939, with orchestral scores performed live by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra led by six-time Emmy award-winning composer Mark Watters, on Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7 pm, at the historic Orpheum Theatre movie palace in downtown Los Angeles. Based on timeless fairy tales and fantastical scenarios, the seven classic animated Silly Symphony shorts include five Academy Award-winners, the first Silly Symphony short produced and directed by Walt Disney, the first commercial color short and the first to utilize a multiplane camera to create depth of field. With animation by a number of Disney legends, these films are set against a backdrop of lively music. From symphonic to jazz, and featuring the Orpheum's 1927 Wurlitzer, one of only three remaining original theatre organ installations in theatres in Southern California, the music by such luminaries as Leigh Harline and Carl Stalling is arranged for live orchestra by Watters and Alex Rannie. The magical event for adults and children six and older benefits education and concert programs of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, considered one of the world's premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Academy Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman serves as Honorary Chair. Film tickets and exclusive sponsorship packages, including a post-film cocktail party, are available. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra to Perform BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Join the world's most recognisable rabbit in a 25th Anniversary celebration of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II performed live at the Sydney Opera House by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on the 13 & 14 July. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis' Unique and Amusing Take on THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by Chris Gibson - May 28, 2015

I think I bring this up every time I write about an opera, but it's just so funny to me that most of my early exposure to the medium came through films that I saw on TV when I was kid. Whether it was an Our Gang short (the one where Alfalfa wants to give up crooning to become an opera singer), a Bugs Bunny cartoon (Carl Stallings frequently drew from famous classical works), or even something from Tom and Jerry, I was privy to melodies that would eventually work their way into my musical subconscious. That's just one of the reasons I found the Opera Theatre of St. Louis' production of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE so engaging. Add to that the fact that the brilliant, sexy, funny, and colorful films of Pedro Almodovar provided the inspiration for the look and feel of this particular presentation, and you have a match made in heaven. You should make it a point to catch all of the Opera Theatre's productions, because they're always innovative, and I especially recommend the wacky comic delights of composer Giochino Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. (more...)

Richard Symphony to Present BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

April 29, 2015 - Richmond, Virginia Join everyone's favorite "Wascally Wabbit" and his friends Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester and more today, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Richmond CenterStage's Altria Theater. Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world's favorite classic Looney Tunes, projected on the big screen, while the Richmond Symphony performs their exhilarating, original Carl Stalling scores live. (more...)

Richard Symphony to Present BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

April 29, 2015 – Richmond, Virginia Join everyone's favorite “Wascally Wabbit” and his friends Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester and more on Saturday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Richmond CenterStage's Altria Theater. Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world's favorite classic Looney Tunes, projected on the big screen, while the Richmond Symphony performs their exhilarating, original Carl Stalling scores live. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II, 4/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Join Bugs Bunny, "that rascally rabbit," and his famous friends for an evening of your favorite Looney Tunes cartoons, combined with their original scores played live by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, on April 10-13. (more...)

THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE Live in Concert Comes to the State Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Their record-breaking status is legendary. Now, get ready for The Pink Floyd Experience live in concert, presenting Pink Floyd's Greatest Hits and Rarities. Complete with a dazzling new light show...full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians singing all of Pink Floyd's classics including 'Wish You Were Here,' 'Time,' 'Another Brick in the Wall' and much more...live! Audiences are raving about this epic concert. (more...)

THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE Live in Concert Comes to the State Theatre, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Their record-breaking status is legendary. Now, get ready for The Pink Floyd Experience live in concert, presenting Pink Floyd's Greatest Hits and Rarities. Complete with a dazzling new light show...full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians singing all of Pink Floyd's classics including 'Wish You Were Here,' 'Time,' 'Another Brick in the Wall' and much more...live! Audiences are raving about this epic concert. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chuck Lavazzi Delivers Informative and Amusing Show with JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by Chris Gibson - Oct 14, 2011

The Missouri History Museum is a perfect venue for Chuck Lavazzi's retooled cabaret show JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT, since it allows a number of slides to be projected (courtesy of Marjorie Williamson) which give life to Lavazzi's recollections of the golden age of vaudeville. There is also a very personal element to this presentation since Lavazzi explains that these classic, and largely forgotten tunes, were sung to him and his brother by his mother as lullabies. This combined with the informative nature of the show make for a uniquely pleasant, at times melancholy, and often amusing production by the West End Players Guild. (more...)

Emmy Winner Makes Peter and the Wolf Howl at Seattle Children's Theatre
by Robbie Wachs - Jan 24, 2006

Emmy Award-winner Hummie Mann and local playwright Alison Gregory adapt Peter and the Wolf for Seattle Children's Theatre. (more...)