Legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen (Yakko & Pinky), who has delighted generations of animation fanatics with his signature roles in “Pinky and the Brain,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and other film and television projects, will be joined by “Animaniacs” composer Randy Rogel, Jess Harnell (Wakko), and Maurice LaMarche (the Brain) in “Animaniacs in Concert!” at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on Friday, November 9th in Houston, Texas at 7:30 PM.
“Animaniacs in Concert!” features live music and voice work from Paulsen and music from Rogel while beloved “Animaniacs” cartoons are screened. The show has hopscotched around the country with shows in St. Charles, IL; Arlington, TX; Tucson, AZ; Long Island, NY; Grayslake, IL; Santa Clarita, CA, Downey, CA, San Francisco, CA and New York City.
For Paulsen, the return to work is a triumph. Diagnosed with throat cancer almost two years ago, Paulsen only told a few friends and professional colleagues, facing the possibility that his three-decades long career might be over forever. But for a man of a hundred voices who suffered literally and figuratively in silence, he’s on the mend, cancer free, and ready to get back to work.
Meanwhile, in addition to “Animaniacs in Concert!” Paulsen continues to host his podcast “Talkin’ Toons,” interviewing animation’s most illustrious and impressive artists. It’s recently moved to video format, hosted on nerdist.com.
Grateful for his new lease on life, Paulsen continues to make countless charity appearances and is beginning work on a memoir about his challenges recovering from a career-threatening diagnosis. With a voice that spans generations of cartoon fans, Paulsen is still ready to bring joy and laughter into people’s lives, his passion for his work now even stronger than ever.
The Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030. The show will begin at 7:30 PM. This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The shows go on rain or shine. To contact this venue please call 281-373-3386.
For more information on the venue please visit: http://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com
For more information on the show please visit: http://animaniacslive.com