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‘Bugs Bunny at The Symphony’ Returning to Los Angeles

The film-and-orchestra concert comes to the Microsoft Theater this July, featuring 16 classic ‘Looney Tunes’ projected on a big screen with a live symphony orchestra conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty; tickets go on sale March 17.

For the first time in eight years, the film-and-orchestra concert Bugs Bunny at the Symphony returns to Los Angeles, coming to the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, July 30, 2023. Featuring 16 classic Looney Tunes projected on a big screen, accompanied by a live symphony orchestra conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, playing the iconic original Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn tunes live. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17.

The fan-favorite concert event has toured the world with major symphony orchestras since its 1990 debut first sold-out Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre as Bugs Bunny On Broadway. It first premiered in Los Angles in 1991.

The 16 Looney Tunes included in the production's latest version 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 with classically-infused scores played live.

“When we were all growing up and watching Looney Tunes on Saturday morning, we didn’t realize we also getting a massive lesson in classical music,” said 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.”

Daugherty noted that the July 30 Microsoft Theater performance would feature animation-friendly activities in the theater’s foyer before showtime, including Animation Stations provided by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and numerous photo ops for audience members of all ages.

“We are especially excited to be performing at The Microsoft Theater,” added Daugherty. “It’s one of the pre-eminent 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.”

Warner Bros. Discovery Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is a 130-minute concert with one 20-minute intermission. Tickets are available beginning March 17 at

Source: Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.