'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Will Be Performed Live for the Film's 25th Anniversary
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas premiered in 1993, inspiring a cult following that's still strong today. This year, fans will get a chance to experience the musical in a new way. As io9 reports, The Nightmare Before Christmas will be performed live at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles this October in honor of the film's 25th anniversary.
The key players from the original cast will be reprising their roles for the live event, with Danny Elfman (who's also the soundtrack's composer) playing Jack Skellington, Catherine O’Hara as Sally, and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie. They will be accompanied on stage by a yet-to-be-announced cast and an orchestra. Scenery projections will help transport the audience into the world of the movie.
Devoted fans may have seen a version of the show in the past. It was first performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 2015, and then again in 2016. It also hit the stage of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn last year. With October marking the movie's 25th anniversary, this year's event will likely be a hard ticket to get.
The show will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. American Express presale tickets will be made available through all Ticketmaster platforms starting September 5, with general ticket sales starting September 8.