You know Rob Paulsen. You probably grew up with Rob Paulsen. Your kids are growing up with Rob Paulsen.
Name not familiar? What about Pinky from “Pinky and the Brain”? Yakko from “Animaniacs”? A martial-arts expert turtle named Raphael? That’s Rob Paulsen, one of Hollywood’s busiest, most talented, and most passionate performers who specializes in the art of voice acting, a career that has earned him a Daytime Emmy, three Annie Awards, and a Peabody.
Not only that, but his own story over the past two years has provided him with new inspiration: after a startling diagnosis of throat cancer, followed by an aggressive treatment and recovery regimen, Paulsen is cancer-free and back doing what he loves, with a deep appreciation of what he almost lost.
His recovery is marked by some remarkable news regarding his most beloved projects. In addition to continuing to create, host, and produce the podcast “Talkin’ Toons” – now available on video as well via Nerdist.com. – Rob is back on the road with the “Animaniacs in Concert!” a raucous celebration of animation, music, and comedy where the show’s best-loved songs (by composer and fellow “Animaniacs in Concert!” performer Randy Rogel) are performed alongside the cartoons in concert and symphony halls across the country. The latest tour will kick off this October in New York City.
With his new lease on life giving him an even deeper perspective on the meaning of his work, Paulsen has rededicated himself to bringing joy and happiness to his fans, particularly the ones who inspired him along the way. Having made hundreds of friends among sick children and their families over the course of his career, their stories provided him with great hope and determination during his recent health scare, and he already finding more ways to give back.
“Animaniacs in Concert!” with Voice Artist Rob Paulsen, Fri., Dec. 8 at
The Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City
Award-winning actor resumes popular live program after career-threatening health scare
“Animaniacs in Concert!” starring Rob Paulsen and Randy Rogel will be performed at the Tower Theatre on Friday, December 8th. The Tower Theatre is located at 425 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City, OK, 73103. Ticket prices range from $45-$50. Doors open at 7 pm; show at 8 pm.
Legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen, who has delighted 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, is bringing the beloved “Animaniacs” to the stage beginning with a show in New York in October. He will be again joined by “Animaniacs” composer Randy Rogel to present “Animaniacs In Concert!” with several shows scheduled throughout the year and into 2017.
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.
After performing at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre in New York, “Animaniacs in Concert!” which features live music and voice work from Paulsen while beloved “Animaniacs” cartoons are screened, the show hopscotched around the states with shows in St. Charles, Illinois; Arlington, Texas; Tucson, Arizona and upcoming shows are scheduled in Santa Clarita (January 20, 2018); Long Island, NY (February 3, 2018); Chicago, Illinois (March 4, 2018) and two shows in Florida, St. Petersburg (May 18) and Orlando (May 19).
Meanwhile, in addition to “Animaniacs in Concert!,” Paulsen continues to host his podcast “Talkin’ Toons,” featuring Paulsen talking with the animation industry’s most illustrious and impressive artists. It’s recently moved to video format, hosted on nerdist.com.
And, 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, Rob Paulsen is still ready to bring joy and laughter into people’s lives, his passion for his work now even stronger than ever.
Tickets available here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1586128
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