LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- THIS IS HALLOWEEN: Los Angeles' reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman, will return to the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 30 at 6:30 pm performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film for a very special screening of Disney's timeless holiday classic, "TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS." Elfman will be joined by other original cast members including Catherine O'Hara (Sally), Ken Page (Oogie Boogie) and Paul Reubens (Lock). Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9 at 10:00am via all Ticketmaster outlets. To purchase by phone call (800) 745-3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com
Danny Elfman, who wrote the film's songs (music and lyrics), composed its original score and was the original singing voice of Jack Skellington says, "Being able to perform 'Nightmare' live last year, in synch to the movie with a full orchestra was such a thrill. But having Catherine O'Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens to perform with me really made it a unique and magical experience. I'm happy to bring it to our amazing Los Angeles audience one more time."
Catherine O'Hara, the original voice of Sally adds, "I'm proud to once again be part of such a fun evening celebrating Danny's musical genius."
The original voice of Oogie Boogie, Ken Page says, "There is nothing that I can compare with stepping out onto the Hollywood Bowl stage to a sold out house with the great LA musicians playing Danny Elfman's brilliant score of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and happily recreating OOGIE BOOGIE'S song 'LIVE'... except doing it again!"
Paul Reubens adds, "The thrill from last Halloween of being onstage at the Hollywood Bowl singing with Catherine O'Hara and Danny Elfman has lasted a whole year! Of course I'm back!"
A cast of singers and special guest artists will be performing the film's acclaimed songs live. Conductor John Mauceri, Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, will once again be leading the full orchestra and choir performing the film's classic score and songs live to picture.
Last year's NIGHTMARE AT THE BOWL was named "#1 Concert of 2015" by the Orange County Register beating out such shows as The Foo Fighters, Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and The Rolling Stones.
Not since Elfman's iconic Oingo Boingo Halloween concerts have his fans been offered such a holiday treat.
HALLOWEEN AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL- TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS- IN CONCERT LIVE TO FILM will transform this legendary venue into Halloween Town with special pre-show activities including an audience participation costume contest, unique photo opportunities and trick-or-treating stations. Tim Burton-inspired costumes are encouraged.
The concert is produced by Laura Engel & Richard Kraft, Tim Fox & Alison Ahart Williams and Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents, in association with Disney Concerts, the team that recently presented the highly-acclaimed DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL starring Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson.
First released in 1993, Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS was directed by Henry Selick (JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH), and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton. The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town's beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus. The film is rated "PG".
DISNEY IN CONCERT TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is produced under license by Disney Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. Disney Concerts currently licenses 14 different concert packages including Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year accounted for approximately 325 performances in some of the world's top venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl.
All acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.
Know Before You Go: www.hollywoodbowl.com/lease for parking information.
ABOUT DANNY ELFMAN
Over the last 30 years, four-time Oscar® nominee Danny Elfman has established himself as one of the most versatile and accomplished film composers in the industry. Having begun his career as the lead singer of the band Oingo Boingo he has since collaborated with directors such as Tim Burton, David O. Russell, Gus Van Sant, Sam Raimi, Paul Haggis, Ang Lee, Rob Marshall, Guillermo del Toro, Brian De Palma, and Peter Jackson. Beginning with his first score on Tim Burton's Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Elfman has scored a broad range of films including Milk (Oscar nominated), Good Will Hunting (Oscar® nominated), Big Fish (Oscar® nominated), and Men in Black (Oscar® nominated) among others.
ABOUT CATHERINE O'HARA
Catherine O'Hara is a prolific, multi-award winning actress, writer, and comedian whose film credits include Beetlejuice, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, After Hours, Heartburn, The Life Before This, Penelope, Away We Go, Where the Wild Things Are, A.C.O.D., The Right Kind of Wrong, and many more. The actress played a key role in the critically acclaimed mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Her performance in the latter won her the 2007 National Board of Review Award for Supporting Actress. On television, O'Hara 's role in HBO's Temple Grandin earned her Primetime Emmy®, Satellite, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Additionally, O'Hara won an Emmy Award® and earned four Emmy® nominations for her writing on the sketch comedy show, SCTV.
ABOUT KEN PAGE
Ken Page may be best known as the voice of "Mr. Oogie Boogie" in Tim Burton's cult classic film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Film: Dreamgirls (Max Washington), Torch Song Trilogy (Murray), All Dogs Go To Heaven (V.O. King Gator). Ken made his Broadway debut in Guys And Dolls as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the all-black revival, for which he received the Theatre World Award. Other Broadway and New York credits include Tony Award winning musicals Cats (Original Broadway & Film Casts -Old Deuteronomy, Grammy Award- Best Cast Album), Ain't Misbehavin' (Original Broadway, L.A, Emmy® Award Winning NBC TV Special, Drama Desk Award-Best Actor, Grammy Award Best Cast Album), The Wiz (Lion), Wizard Of Oz (Cowardly Lion). In London's West End, Ken starred in Children Of Eden (Father) and in Paris recreated his role in Ain't Misbehavin' redubbed Harlem Swing. Ken has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Ryman Auditorium/Grand Ole Opry, London Palladium, Caesar's Atlantic City, Las Vegas, etc.
ABOUT PAUL REUBENS
Paul Reubens created the iconic character, Pee-wee Herman, while a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group The Groundlings. The Pee-wee Herman Show premiered at The Groundlings Theatre on February 7, 1981. The HBO broadcast of the show introduced Pee-wee to a national audience and Pee-wee was brought to the big screen in the 1985 comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure, which Paul Reubens co-wrote and marked Tim Burton's directorial debut. Reubens went on to create, co-write and co-direct Pee-wee's Playhouse on CBS where the series earned 22 Emmy® Awards. Reubens has personally been nominated for 14 Emmy® Awards, winning twice.
In 2010, Reubens, produced, co-wrote and starred in The Pee-wee Herman Show which completed a critically acclaimed four-week run at LA Live's Club Nokia in Los Angeles. With that incredible success, Reubens brought The Pee-wee Herman Show to Broadway, to rave reviews. In 2016 Paul teamed with Judd Apatow and Netflix to produce a brand new Pee-wee movie, Pee-wee's Big Holiday.
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