Tuesday 25 April 2017

RTE Orchestra to play Looney tunes as Bugs hops into town

Emmy Award-winning conductor George Daugherty leads the RTE Symphony Orchestra during rehearsals in time to Looney Tunes cartoons
Emmy Award-winning conductor George Daugherty leads the RTE Symphony Orchestra during rehearsals in time to Looney Tunes cartoons

THE RTE Concert Orchestra is to go "Looney" this weekend as Bugs Bunny and friends come to the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin.

'Bugs Bunny at the Symphony' is the sequel to the highly successful 'Bugs Bunny on Broadway' concerts which have been seen by almost 2 million people worldwide in the 20 years they have been running.

Irish audiences will be the first in Europe to see the new show.

Bugs will be joined by all the old favourites including Elmer Fudd, Tweety and Sylvester, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones for a feast of vintage cartoons on the big screen.

The original film scores will be performed live by the RTE Concert Orchestra under Emmy Award-winning conductor George Daugherty.

The film scores feature masterpieces by Wagner, Rossini, Johann Strauss and others as interpreted by Warner Bros Studios composers Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn.

Tickets are still available for the performances and cost €25-€35 for adults.

Irish Independent

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