'Nightmare Before Christmas' concert screening returns to Hollywood Bowl
’tis the season to be scary…
For those coming to (or already in) Los Angeles this Halloween, we’ve got your weekend planned out for you and 15,000 of your closest friends. The Nightmare Before Christmas will play the Hollywood Bowl accompanied by a full orchestra and some of the voices of the Tim Burton classic.
The “concert screening” of the 1993 movie will feature Danny Elfman singing his Jack Skellington parts live on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. He’ll be joined in song and on stage by some of his fellow cast members, Catherine O’Hara (Sally), Ken Page (Oogie Boogie) and Paul Reubens (Lock). Famed conductor John Mauceri will lead the orchestra and choir.
This will be the second consecutive year for the performance. Last year’s version was extremely popular, earning the title of “#1 Concert of 2015” by the Orange County Register.
Elfin said in a statement, “Being able to perform Nightmare live last year, in synch to the movie with a full orchestra was such a thrill. But having Catherine O’Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens to perform with me really made it a unique and magical experience.”
Tickets go on sale September 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Update September 14, 9:04 p.m. ET: After the first two scheduled shows sold out, the Hollywood Bowl has added a third Nightmare Before Christmas live concert show. Tickets for the additional night, Friday, October 28, go on sale Saturday, September 17 at 10 a.m. PT via Ticketmaster.