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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bugs Bunny At The Symphony

WARNER BROS. PRESENTS BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY

APRIL 9 AT THE SONY CENTRE

(TORONTO, ON) Warner Bros. presents the hilariously fun-filled Bugs Bunny at the Symphony on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (1 Front Street, Toronto). Aspectacular fusion of classic Warner Bros. cartoons projected on the big screen, this brand new 20th Anniversary concert features Carl Stalling’s exhilarating original scores performed live by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony under the baton of George Daugherty. Over the span of his 25-year career, Daugherty has conducted the world’s leading orchestras, ballet companies, opera houses and concert artists. An Emmy AwardTM-winning/ five-time Emmy nominated creator, he has also garnered acclaim as a director, writer and producer for television, film, live theatre and innovative concert presentations.

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony includes the show-stopping cartoons What’s Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville– two Looney Tunes classics that top virtually every published list of “The World’s Funniest Cartoons” anywhere – and Shake Your Powderpuff, the first-ever Looney Tune which parodied the symphony orchestra world and laid the ground work for decades of classical music spoofs to come.

Celebrating two decades of Bugs Bunny on the concert stage, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is te new sequel to the record-setting orchestra-and-film concert Bugs Bunny on Broadway that debuted in 1990 and reinvented a new genre of symphony orchestra concert. Created and conducted by Emmy Award™ winner George Daugherty, and produced by Daugherty, David Ka Lik Wong, and IFX Productions, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony made its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in May 2010 followed by an Australian national tour and North American tour including performances at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Bugs Bunny on Broadway first shot to fame in 1990 with its sold-out, extended Broadway run at the Gershwin Theatre. Since that Broadway debut, the concert has delighted an estimated two million people worldwide over the past two decades. Bugs Bunny On Broadway has sold-out the world's greatest concert venues and opera houses, including The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, Moscow’s Kremlin Palace, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Wolf Trap, London’s Royal Festival Hall, and The National Concert Hall of Ireland, performing with over 100 of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras.

Tickets for Bugs Bunny at the Symphony range from $38 to $68 and are available by calling 416-872-2262, online at www.sonycentre.ca or in person at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts Box Office (1 Front Street East, Toronto). Group discounts (8 people+) may be purchased by calling 416-368-4343 or 1-866-737-0805. For more information visit www.sonycentre.ca .

2010/2011 Season Sponsor: Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse

Innovations Sponsors: Introtel and Mitel Networks Corporation

Recycling Sponsor: Montclair Natural Springs Waters
Venue Sponsor: Rogers
Under 30 Rush Sponsor: TD Bank Financial Group

SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Toronto’s first performing arts centre, has played a defining role in the cultural life of Toronto for more than 50 years. Today, the newly renovated Sony Centre is home to a roster of national and international visiting artists that reflect the diversity and sophistication of 21st century Toronto audiences. In addition, the Sony Centre is dedicated to developing Toronto’s younger audiences through an Under-30 membership program and a variety of pre-show workshops targeted towards school-aged audiences.

TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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