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  • EMMY AWARD-WINNING CONDUCTOR GEORGE DAUGHERTY LEADS LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN BUGS BUNNY ON BROADWAY AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
  • Sept. 20, 2003
  • Presented by Warner Bros. Entertainment

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 8 PM

    Media sponsor: K-Earth 101 FM

    The Hollywood Bowl and Warner Bros. Entertainment bring Bugs Bunny on Broadway back to the Hollywood Bowl with conductor George Daugherty leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program starring Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes friends on Saturday, September 20 at
    8 p.m.

    The orchestra performs the famous orchestral musical scores synchronized with the Looney Tunes cartoons, which is projected on the Bowl's big screen. The evening includes such masterpiece cartoons as "What's Opera, Doc?," "The Rabbit of Seville," and "Corny Concerto." The performance includes classic arrangements composed by Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn incorporating the musical themes of Rossini, Strauss and Wagner with animation direction by Friz Freleng, Robert Clampett, Robert McKimson and the late Chuck Jones.

    Created, directed and conducted by Daugherty, an Emmy Award winner and five-time Emmy nominee, Bugs Bunny on Broadway made its world premiere to a packed house in New York in 1990. The production went on to a successful national tour, and has toured the world with
    sold-out engagements and rave reviews in Sydney, London, Japan, Mexico and Moscow.

    Throughout his 25-year career, GEORGE DAUGHERTY has appeared with the world's leading orchestras, ballet companies, and opera houses. He is a frequent conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and is currently executive producer and creative director of the symphony's New Family Concerts television project. Daugherty received an Emmy Award for his production of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," which appeared on ABC in 1995. Daugherty is the creator, director, and conductor of Bugs Bunny on Broadway, a live-orchestra-and-film stage production, which has been playing across the world to sold out audiences since 1990. George Daugherty was last seen at the Hollywood Bowl in 1999.

    Program is subject to change.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Friday, September 20, 8 PM


    HOLLYWOOD BOWL (2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood)

    Bugs Bunny on Broadway

    WAGNER: Overture to Tannhäuser

    STEINER: The Warner Bros. Fanfare

    STALLING: "Merrily We Roll Along"

    VON SUPPE: "Baton Bunny"

    STALLING: "What's Up Doc?"

    FRANKLYN (after STRAUSS): "High Note"

    FRANKLYN: "One Froggy Evening"

    FRANKLYN/STRASS: "Zoom and Bored"

          A Salute to Chuck Jones

    ROSSINI: "The Rabbit of Seville"

    SMETANA: Dance of the Comedians

    FRANKLYN: "This is A Life"

    STALLING: "A Corny Concerto"

    STALLING: "Long-Haired Hare"

    FRANKLYN: "What's Opera, Doc?"

    LISZT: Rhapsody Rabbit

    STALLING: Merry Melodies "That's All Folks"

    Presented by Warner Bros. Entertainment

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  • contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, 323.850.2047; Allison Schwartz, 323.850.2015