Celebrating the most famous animation in the world – and its equally famous music – Bugs Bunny at the Symphony comes to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion featuring the Houston Symphony July 26 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and the Lindahl Family Foundation. Tickets are not required for free seating. Gates open at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored in part by Houston Family Magazine.
Conducted and created by Emmy Award™ winner George Daugherty, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony 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.
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is the eagerly-anticipated sequel to Bugs Bunny on Broadway, the record-setting orchestra-and-film concert that pioneered a new genre of symphony orchestra entertainment when it debuted on Broadway in 1990. This new version of the concert celebrates the 20-year legacy of Looney Tunes and orchestral music together “in concert.”
Retaining the most indelible moments from the original production, the concert includes Chuck Jones’ inspired What’s Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville, while adding in 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, as well as, Baton Bunny, Home Tweet Home, A Corny Concerto, Long-Haired Hare and more. 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 many others. New to the concert are special guest appearances by Tom and Jerry In The Hollywood Bowl, and spectacular musical montages starring The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, and other stars from the world of Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera.
Arrive early for pre-concert activities starting at 7 p.m. in the North Plaza, sponsored by Fidelity Investments, Market Street—The Woodlands, Renewal by Andersen and Century 21 Realty Partners featuring The Pavilion Partners, Radio Disney Road Crew, Woodforest National Bank, Renewal by Anderson, Montgomery County Food Bank, Century 21 Realty Partners, CASA, Houston Family Magazine and Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion. Guests can register to win Tommy Bahama’s “Best Seats in the House,” which includes dinner for four at the next performing arts event and a $100 gift card from Market Street—The Woodlands. “Treat” yourself to free ice cream! The first 1,000 guests to visit the North Plaza get free ice cream with all the fixings, courtesy of Fidelity Investments.
Don't miss Will Makar & The Red Line performing on the side stage in the North Plaza from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Makar was a contestant on "American Idol" Season 5. He also is resident of The Woodlands. The band is a combination of memorable pop hooks and radio-ready rock, with an unforgettable live show that comes from hard work, commitment and the deep musical talent of the band assembled by frontman Makar.
Guests are welcome to have a picnic in their seat or on the hill at Bugs Bunny at the Symphony. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Sitting on the hill? Lawn chairs also are provided free for this event!
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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 2012 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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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.