Last updated: 06:00 PM ET, Tue September 15 2015

Hollywood Bowl Turns Scary With Danny Elfman and 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | September 15, 2015

Hollywood Bowl Turns Scary With Danny Elfman and 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

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The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles will be turned into a beautiful nightmare on Halloween as Danny Elfman brings his brilliance to town for a rendition of the holiday classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Tim Burton’s 1993 stop-motion tale of Jack Skellington continues to be a beloved film to ring in the Halloween season.

And, for those who can’t wait until Thanksgiving, it serves as perfect fare to kick off the holiday festivities, bridging that seemingly wide chasm between trick-or-treating and opening gifts under the tree. 

Those visiting Southern California now have the opportunity to enjoy the warm autumn weather under the L.A. sky.

The LA Times’ David Ng reports that tickets for the Halloween event that will feature the movie’s composer, Elfman, go on sale this Friday.

If you happen to snag some tickets, there are a few details the report has for us to share. This is a lease event, which most importantly means you can’t bring your wine bottles in as you can for normal Hollywood Bowl concerts.

The show is set to begin at 8:15 p.m. local time and will be more than just a live rendition of the holiday movie.

Elfman will lend his voice to Skellington’s singing parts while the concert is conducted by John Mauceri.

And there’s more. Ng states, “Organizers said that the Bowl will be transformed into Halloween Town — one of the nightmarish worlds from the original 1993 movie — with pre-show activities that will include an audience-participation costume contest.”

Bring your picnic, tricks, treats and most ghoulishly festive attire for what is sure to be a wonderful night at the Bowl. 

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