The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform Warner Bros.’ concert production of “Bugs Bunny on Broadway,” created and conducted by Pendleton, Ind., native and renowned Maestro George Daugherty, featuring classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen. The orchestra will accompany the classical favorites.
“Bugs Bunny On Broadway” celebrates the world’s favorite Looney Tunes cartoons and their extraordinary scores, via masterpieces like What’s Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville, which allow audiences to see and hear Wagner, Rossini and other great composers. The cartoons will be projected behind the orchestra as they play.
Special post-concert “Encores with Jack” events will be held in the Wood Room following all evening performances that will feature the ISO’s principal Pops conductor Maestro Jack Everly, Maestro Daugherty and Linda Jones, the daughter of famed Warner Bros. animation director Chuck Jones. They will explore the ingenious blend of the Looney Tunes characters with classical masterpieces.
The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity also will exhibit rare and unique drawings and paintings from its archives in the lobby of the Hilbert Circle Theatre over the weekend.
Plus, Linda Jones will be appearing at Mickey’s Autograph Arena, 4825 E. 96th St., Nov. 19, 2-4 p.m., where she will be dedicating artwork purchased at the Mickey’s Autograph Arena event. The exhibition will feature original limited-edition hand-painted cels and giclées from the 1966 Chuck Jones film Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas as well as Chuck Jones limited editions that depict his many famous Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters created during his 60 years in animation.
Concert performances are Nov. 18-20 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Evening performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $31-$65. Call 317-639-4300 or go to www.IndianapolisSymphony.org.