The Hollywood Bowl hosts “The Nightmare Before Christmas” this October! And Danny Elfman is back, reprising his role of Jack Skellington in the Tim Burton classic!
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” debuted in 1993, making this the 25th anniversary of the story of a pumpkin king who wants to hijack Christmas.
Scheduled for October 26th and 27th the show will feature an orchestra and chorus performing the soundtrack of the movie live-to-screen. They will be conducted by John Mauceri. Catherine O’Hara as Sally and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie will star alongside Elfman. The rest of the cast has yet to be announced.
This also marks the third time this show has been performed live at The Hollywood Bowl. The original performance sold out in 2015 as did the performance in 2016. With a year hiatus it is back again. That this show should be extra special.
“For this 25th anniversary celebration I am directing the creation of animated digital projections for the proscenium of the Hollywood Bowl’s shell inspired by Tim Burton’s visuals,” wrote show co-producer, Richard Kraft, via email. “It will make the whole experience extremely immersive.”
And creating even more excitement is that fact that members of the original cast are returning for this performance to lend their voice to the vocals once again.
And the whole event will have, what else, but a Halloween theme. Those attending the performances are encouraged to dress in their Burton-inspired best as costume contests are on the agenda. And there will even be trick-or-treat stands set up.
Tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster, To purchase by phone, call (800) 745-3000 or online at https://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/90150/2541294.
Source: LA Times
Photo Credit: Disney