"Animaniacs in Concert," starring Rob Paulsen and Randy Rogel, will be performed at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The hilarious and beloved '90s animated series starring the wacky Warner Brothers is back in live form in a zany, effervescent show that mixes wit, wordplay, slapstick, pop culture and music with iconic voices and characters, along with an original score for every cartoon.
Combined with an Emmy® Award-winning theme song, and the reuniting of voice actors Rob Paulsen with original songwriter Randy Rogel, this rollicking show promises to delight adults and children alike. The concert will feature more than 20 of the most popular songs from Animaniacs, including "Yakko's World" and "I'm Mad."
Paulsen is a legendary voice actor who has entertained generations of animation fanatics with his signature roles in "Pinky and the Brain," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and dozens of other beloved film and television projects. For Paulsen, the return to work is a triumph. Diagnosed with throat cancer two years ago, he only told a few friends and professional colleagues, facing the possibility that his three-decades long career might be over. But the man of a hundred voices is now cancer free and performing across the country.
In addition to the music, Paulsen and Rogel will share fun anecdotes and silly secrets from producing "Animaniacs." Rogel is a three-time Emmy Award winner who began as an original writer on "Batman: The Animated Series" before joining the creative team of "Animaniacs," writing most of the songs and many of the scripts. For information on the show, visit http://animaniacslive.com.
Tickets: $38/$33 for adults, $37/$32 for seniors/CLC staff and alumni, $15 for teens, $12 for children. Prices do not include a $2 per ticket JLC facility fee and other applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office in the James Lumber Center, Room P112 on the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St., by phone or online at www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. For more information, call (847) 543-2300 (option 5). The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12-5 p.m. and 60 minutes before performances.
To request the 2017-18 James Lumber Center Professional Touring Series brochure or the College of Lake County art, dance, film, literary, music and theatre events guide, call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. To join the JLC mailing list, text JLCEMAIL to 22828. Groups of six or more are eligible for discounted ticket prices. Call group sales at (847) 543-2431 or email JLCgroupsales@clcillinois.edu for group information.
The rest of the 2017-18 Professional Touring Series includes the following events:
Rockin' Road to Dublin: Friday, March 16
Taikoza: Sunday, March 25
"Cool Heat of Peggy Lee" starring Spider Saloff: Friday, May 11