Halloween is near. A time for scary spooks, candy that is sweet, and lots of tricks and treats. One of the many treats awaiting us this Halloween is an event that will have audiences singing along with the tunes of the beloved film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at the Hollywood Bowl.
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The Nightmare Before Christmas originally started off as a poem in 1982 written by the wickedly talented and dark fantasy genius Tim Burton. In 1990, he made a development deal with Disney and production for the film began in July of 1991. Disney thought the film might be too dark and scary for children therefore they released the movie via Touchstone Pictures on October 29, 1993. After the massive love and success of this classic movie, it has been re-released by Walt Disney Pictures in the mid-late 2000’s.
Burton has created many cherished movies throughout the last few decades including timeless classics such as Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Dark Shadows just to name a few. He has worked very closely with Johnny Depp and Danny Elfman. Depp has appeared as a main character in many of Burton’s films and Elfman has composed scores for every film Burton has directed with the exception of three films. Elfman, originally a member of the influential band Oingo Boingo, has played an essential role in nearly every Burton film. Not only has he written the score for a majority of his films, he has also provided the singing voice for Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas along with the voices of characters “Barrel” and “Clown with the Tear-Away Face”, and the voice for Bonejangles the skeleton in Corpse Bride.
On October 29th and 30th, the Hollywood hills will be filled with the thrill of Halloween and Christmas during Danny Elfman: Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” as they play the film in it’s entirety on a giant screen with the entire score being performed live on stage. Join Danny Elfman and Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, at the Hollywood Bowl for a night of laughs and screams.