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What's this? The Nightmare Before Christmas getting L.A. live show for 25th birthday

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Sep 5, 2018

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is coming to The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for its 25th birthday next month. 

The live show will be held on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 and feature the singing talents of composer Danny Elfman (Jack Skellington), Catherine O'Hara (Sally), and Ken Page (Oogie Boogie). John Mauceri (founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra) will act as conductor for the nighttime ceremonies that will turn animated classic into an immersive experience with a live orchestra and projections from Mousetrappe.

"We’re so thrilled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film with an extraordinary concert experience mixing film, live music, singers, and fully immersive digital projections that can only be experienced live," said concert producers Richard Kraft and Laura Engel.

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Credit: The Hollywood Bowl

Released in 1993, the stop motion animation/musical film, follows Jack Skellington (voiced by Chris Sarandon for the non-singing parts), the "Pumpkin King" of Halloween Town, a universe based around the spooky holiday. Jack finds himself bored of the usual macabre celebration every year and yearning for something new, stumbles upon Christmas Town.

Wanting to bring Yuletide joy to his fellow Halloween Town citizens, Jack introduces them to the concept of Noël, which they don't take kindly to. Some young residents even kidnap Santa Claus and hand him over to a boogeyman, prompting Jack to take on the role of the white-bearded gift-deliverer. 

Tickets go on sale Sep. 8 and can be purchased here


Continue the Halloween festivities with this spooky drink!

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