Celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend With Bugs Bunny and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

by Tucson Symphony

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II Features Cartoons on the Big Screen, Original Scores Performed Live by the TSO

Show Includes New Cartoons Coyote Falls and Robin Hood Daffy

(Tucson, AZ)─Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Bugs Bunny. The TSO will perform Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II on Saturday, November 25 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. when the world’s most “Wascally Wabbit” and pals hop into the Tucson Music Hall. Classic Looney Tunes favorites like The Rabbit of Seville and What’s Opera, Doc? are projected on the big screen, paired with their original scores inspired by the master composers—just as everyone remembers them.

The Los Angeles Times called Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II at the Hollywood Bowl, “a wonderfully conceived program” that “enthralled” the audience. “The fusion of live orchestra and cartoons, which are beamed onto the big screen is simply seamless,” the review continued.

Just last year after a  performance at the Sydney Opera House, Broadway World raved, “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II is a crowd pleasing collection of iconic cartoons and live performance of the classical music that lifts them to be so much more than children’s entertainment.”

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II is the sequel to Bugs Bunny on Broadway, which toured the world for nearly two decades beginning in 1990 and included a sold-out performance with the TSO in March, 2009. Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II had its world premiere at the Hollywood Bowl in July, 2013. It weaves new cartoons into the program such as Coyote Falls, featuring the eternal struggle between Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. Other new additions to the show feature Pepe Le Pew in For Scent-mental Reasons, Show Biz Bugs, Rhapsody Rabbit, Johann Mouse, Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl and Robin Hood Daffy.

Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II was created and produced by George Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong and is conducted by Daugherty. The TSO performances are sponsored by Cox Communications.

Tickets to Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II with the Tucson Symphony are $30 to $86. Tickets for children under 18 are 50% off. They are available online at www.tucsonsymphony.org, at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Box Office, 2175 N. Sixth Avenue or by phone at 520.882.8585.  TSO Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Programming, artists and prices are subject to change.

Contact: Terry Marshall, Public Relations Manager, 520.620.9158