The Hollywood Bowl to Host Danny Elfman and "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

October 4, 2018

In commemoration of the film's 25th anniversary, The Hollywood Bowl is hosting its third live concert and screening of "The Nightmare Before Christmas," complete with a live orchestra, choir, and state of the art digital projections. Danny Elfman, who headlined the 2015 and 2016 events, will be returning this year to reprise his role as the singing voice of Jack Skellington. He will be joined by Catherine O'Hara and Ben Page, the original voice actors for Sally and Oogie Boogie, respectively. Elfman was the original singing voice of Jack Skellington and the film’s composer. The event’s live orchestra will be conducted by John Mauceri.


Screenshot of Danny Elfman and orchestra from promotional video | © The Hollywood Bowl


Aside from the concert itself, guests are encouraged to fully embrace the holiday spirit and participate in pre-show activities, such as a costume contest, photo opportunities, and trick-or-treating. Tim Burton-themed attire and costumes are especially encouraged.


First released in 1993, "The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a stop-motion animated film from the mind of Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick. The first animated film to receive the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, its passionate fanbase has remained devoted for 25 years.


 Promotional image | © The Hollywood Bowl


Three shows will be held on Oct. 26, 27, and 28. The Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 8:00 in the evening and the Sunday show will begin at 7:30 in the evening. Tickets have already gone on sale but there are still seats available!

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