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Bugs Bunny on Broadway

Bugs Bunny on Broadway Soundtrack Cover

Bugs Bunny on Broadway is a concert musical featuring Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs BunnyDaffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd. The production was conceived by George Daugherty on 1990, incorporating scores by Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn.

History

Bugs Bunny on Broadway premiered in 1990 at the Civic Theatre in San Diego, California. A limited Broadway run of the show played at the George Gershwin Theatre from October 4, 1990, to October 23, 1990, with all performances sold-out. Voice characterizations were by Arthur Q. Bryan and Mel Blanc, with the The Warner Brothers Symphony Orchestra. Animation direction was by Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson and Robert Clampett.

In 1996, a production played in Sydney, Australia. The original concert toured from 1990 until 2010, appearing with virtually every major American symphony orchestra, and with major symphonic ensembles in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Among its major achievements were a sold-out week in Moscow's Kremlin Palace, a performance for The British Royal Family at London's Royal Festival Hall (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), fifteen separate performances at The Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and a benefit concert with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on July 17, 2009.

Soundtrack/Musical Numbers

It was unknown what the musical numbers were during the show and what acts they were set up in, but however, there was a soundtrack that was released along with its concert and had the following tracks:

  1. Overture -Merrie Melodies Main Title Music
  2. This Is A Life?
  3. High Note
  4. What's Up Doc?
  5. Baton Bunny
  6. Jumpin' Jupiter
  7. The Rabbit of Seville
  8. Act II Entr'Acte
  9. A Corny Concerto
  10. Long-Haired Hare
  11. What's Opera Doc?
  12. Merrie Melodies Closing Theme - "That's All Folks"

Sequel

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony Logo

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony Logo

In 2010, George Daughtery upgraded Bugs Bunny at the Symphony with minor changes to the musical numbers and renamed the title to "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" .

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