Back on The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s stage is Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II July 16 at 8:30 p.m. This exciting new edition of Looney Tunes and live orchestra accompaniment that adds classics like Duck Amuck, along with such beloved special guests as Pepe Le Pew and Tom and Jerry in The Hollywood Bowl! Plus two sensational new 3D theatrical animated shorts! Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Tickets are not required for free seating. Gates open at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored in part by “Houston Family Magazine.”
Don’t miss these, plus old favorites What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, Baton Bunny in addition to other Warner Bros. classics like Friz Freleng’s Rhapsody Rabbit, and the virtuoso orchestral roller coaster 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 and Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, and Tom and Jerry.
Conducted and created by Emmy Award™ winner George Daugherty, 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. The music was composed by legendary Hollywood composers Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn, as inspired by the extraordinary classics of Wagner, Rossini, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Offenbach, Liszt, and many others.
Arrive early for pre-concert activities starting at 7 p.m. in the North and South Plazas featuring Fidelity Investments, Century 21 Realty Partners, Renewal by Andersen, The Pavilion Partners, Radio Disney Road Crew, Woodforest National Bank, “Houston Family Magazine,” Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion. Guests can register to win Tommy Bahama’s “Best Seats in the House.” Will Makar gets the event started performing on the Side Stage in the North Plaza from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Makar, a resident of The Woodlands, was a contestant on “American Idol” in Season 5 as a top 14 finalist. “Treat” yourself to free ice cream! The first 1,250 guests to visit the Fidelity Investments Ice Cream Social located in the North Plaza get free ice cream with all the fixings.
At all symphonies, guests are welcome to have a picnic in their seat or on the hill. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Sitting on the hill? Lawn chairs also are provided free for this event!
Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 2013 Performing Arts Season is presented by The Woodlands Development Company and sponsored by Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion, The Pavilion Partners, The Wortham Foundation and United Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion acknowledges the financial support of The Woodlands Township that is generated by the Event Admissions Tax for its performing arts and educational outreach programs.
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