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Live Version of What’s Opera, Doc?

File this one under “Did I Just Really Watch That?”: it’s a live stage version of Chuck Jones’s What’s Opera, Doc?

(Thanks, Jacob Ospa)

  • Mark Lensenmayer

    Bravo!!! Who did this? Youtube doesn’t give much information.

  • top cat james

    I’d love to see them take on “One Froggy Evening”.

  • Elmer’s great. Bugs is worried too much about making his singing voice sound good, instead of doing Mel Blanc, and loses the funny because of it. Nice scrim work and backup choreography.

  • Come on, stage version of The Rabbit of Seville!

  • Bill Turner

    Better than the much more cartoony LA Opera production!

  • They took out Wagner’s Venusberg music and put in Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”. That’s just wrong.

  • Roberto Severino

    It would have been even more brilliant if the stage actors had attempted to lip-sync to the original audio of that cartoon. I echo Brandon Pierce and Top Cat James’ sentiments, but I’d also like a stage version of “Rhapsody Rabbit” and “Holiday for Shoestrings.”

  • uncle wayne

    Being a “theatre person” (+ one who produces plays), this is tons of homework….and a nice treat, actually!

  • This is marvelous! I love the music adaptation and the sheer audacity!

  • Mike Johnson

    I thought this was a top-notch parody of a top-notch parody, and I think Chuck Jones would have loved it.

  • E. L. Kelly II

    re: Bill Turner

    Better than the much more cartoony LA Opera production!

    Super Saiyan Siegfried!
    Fatheads everywhere!!
    LIGHTSABERS!!!
    NO TOUCHING!!!!

    Ummm…hey, Bill! I tried to blot out that recent memory!
    But I digress. This little production LOOKS like a scad of homework – I can see the skill and practice this took.

  • James E. Parten

    Oh, give me a bweak! And while you’re at it, you can check the oil!

    Whose idea was this? It was audacious enough, I’ll grant them that much.

    I can hardly wait until I tell Chuckles about this one–his reaction should be priceless!

  • CartoonCrazy

    I always wanted to do that. It looks like someone beat me to the punch.

  • Katella Gate

    Enjoyed this immensely. Creative use of silhouette to divide stage space up and get across elements in the animation that are not physically possible. Ditto the stage hands.

  • BooDog

    The two guys in black helping out with the dance moves was brilliant. Very well done.

  • red pill junkie

    Up above on some fluffy cloud, Chuck Jones is giggling.

  • Artisticulated

    It was really well done. The stage hands worked out great, but I was so jonesing for a big fat prissy pink pony. Overall a fun production.