Bugs Bunny on Broadway

What’s really striking about those brilliant Warner Bros. classical-music sendup cartoons—What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, and the ultimate deconstruction of the conductor mystique, Long-Haired Hare—is not only the wit and animation, but the fact that the studio could assume the average moviegoer knew enough about Wagner and Leopold Stokowski to get the jokes. See those cartoons with conductor George Daugherty and the Seattle Symphony recreating the soundtracks live in Bugs Bunny on Broadway, a popular touring show. Afterwards, you can try explain both Leonard Bernstein and Elmer Fudd to your kids. GAVIN BORCHERT

Wed., July 7, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., July 8, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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