The STAR Centre presents: ANIMANIACS in CONCERT
March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ANIMANIACS in CONCERT Starring Rob Paulsen, Randy Rogel, & Maurice LaMarche
It’s time for Animaniacs…IN CONCERT! Join the voices of Animaniacs – the iconic animated Warner Bros series (produced by Steven Spielberg) – for a “zany, animany and totally insaney” evening as they perform the world-famous songs from the beloved cartoon series backed by the original projected animation.
Animaniacs: In Concert stars the show’s original Emmy-Winning composer, Randy Rogel, on piano and the voice-talents of Emmy winner Rob Paulsen (Yakko & Pinky on Animaniacs; Raphael on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Maurice LaMarche (The Brain on Animaniacs; The King in Disney’s Frozen; Kif & Calculon on Futurama).
Animaniacs remains as topical and relevant today as it was when the TV series debuted in the early 1990’s. With new episodes currently streaming on HULU, Animaniacs is a multigenerational animated favorite with universally-recognized hit songs. Fans of all ages will experience Animaniacs like never before…especially those who grew up watching the series.
As its creators say, “Animaniacs in Concert is for the adults – it’s hip, it’s funny…but kids will love it, too!”
Animaniacs and all related characters and elements are trademarks and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc
RANDY ROGEL (MUSIC & LYRICS)
Composer and lyricist Randy has won three Emmy Awards (nominated for ten), a Peadbody
Award, two Annie awards, three Leo Awards, and the Ovation Award. He recently co-wrote the
hit song Poisonous Love for Kristen Chenoweth with John Powell for the major motion picture
Rio 2. He was show-runner for the animated series 1001 Nights and won Leo Awards for Writing
and Best Animated Series. At Disney, Randy wrote songs and scripts for the animated movies
Peter Pan – Return to Neverland, Cinderella II, Cinderella III, Winne the Pooh, Around the World
In Eighty Days, The Three Musketeers, and 101 Dalmations II. Randy spent nine years on staff at
Warner Bros. Animation where he began as an original writer on the Batman series and then
joined the staff of Steven Spielberg’s Animaniacs, for which he wrote most of the songs and
many of the scripts. Randy is a West Point graduate with ten years service as an officer in the
combat arms. He has a B.S. in Engineering from the academy and a Masters Degree in
International Relations from Boston University.
ROB PAULSEN (YAKKO & PINKY)
voice actor Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending
Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but
aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from
Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around the age of 18 I had
neither the talent now the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my
other passions: singing and acting.” The goal of bringing absolute believability to a character,
live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their
career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed. With over 2,000
half-hours of animation credit’s, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of
Donatello (Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Yakko Warner, Pinky and Dr.
Scratch’n’Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series Animaniacs. Rob
himself has been nominated for three Emmys with one win and six Annies with three wins. As
passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various
charities, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. In his leisure time, Rob
enjoys golf, cruising the PCH, and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive
his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and
their Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala. “Laughter’s the best medicine: the cool thing is, you
can’t OD and the refills are free.”
MAURICE LAMARCHE (THE BRAIN)
Maurice LaMarche has voiced thousands of hours of television and over onehundred- and-5ifty
animated series, including Pinky and the Brain from Steven Spielberg’s Animaniacs, Futurama,
The Simpsons, Inspector Gadget, The Real Ghostbusters, Hey Arnold, and Rick & Morty.
Maurice has won two Primetime Emmys (nominated for 5ive) and the Annie Award for his
outstanding voice performances as The Brain on Pinky and the Brain, and on Futurama as series
regulars Morbo, Calculon, Donbot, Clamps, Hedonismbot, Lur, and Kif Kroker, as well as sixty
other recurring characters. He was the King in Disney’s hit feature 5ilm Frozen and he is the
voice of Toucan Sam for Kelloggs’s Fruit Loops, as well the of5icial Voice of Lexus.