Former Oingo Boingo frontman turned film-scoring powerhouse Danny Elfman has created something of a Halloween-season cottage industry of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and absolutely no one is complaining. After a hiatus, his live-to-film version of the 1993 all-ages fave returns, this time to Banc of California Stadium and with some big-name special guests.
It was just announced that at this year’s immersive event—which is usually set at the Hollywood Bowl—Highland Park pop sensation Billie Eilish will appear to sing a rendition of “Sally’s Song.” (Sally was voiced by comedy legend Catherine O’Hara in the film.) Other special guests for the two-night event—October 29 and 31—include “Weird Al” Yankovic as Lock and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie, the role he originated in the movies; naturally, Elfman will voice Jack Skellington.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Billie joining up with the nightmare crew!” Elfman said in a press announcement. “This will be a real treat (not a trick)!”
Besides the concert, which features John Mauceri conducting a full orchestra performing the movie’s score and songs, the event has trick-or-treating for kids and a stadium-wide costume contest. Tickets are on sale now for both shows.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Live-to-Film Concert Experience, October 29 at 8 p.m. & October 31 at 6:30 p.m.; Banc of California Stadium, 3939 S. Figueroa St., Exposition Park; tickets start at $39.50.
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