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Photos: 'A Nightmare Before Christmas' Transforms The Hollywood Bowl

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On Halloween night, the Hollywood Bowl was transformed into Halloween Town, the world of A Nightmare Before Christmas, and was visited by some of the film's stars, too. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra performed songs from Nightmare, which was scored by Danny Elfman (who also voiced the role of Jack Skellington), alongside a screening of the movie itself. The images of Skellington, Sally, and the other spooky residents of Halloween Town floated above as the Orchestra played; it was a haunting sight.

There were some special guests, too; Catherine O'Hara and Paul Rubens also came onstage to reprise their respective roles as Sally and Lock (unfortunately, after event photography was permitted). For the second, rousing encore, Elfman and former Oingo Bongo guitarist Steve Bartek performed "Dead Man's Party."

Many attendees dressed up as characters from other Tim Burton films; LAist saw several Beetlejuices, a handful of Edward Scissorhands and some Corpse Brides, too.

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If you want to get in on the Nightmare at the Bowl action, it's not too late; there's another show tonight. Tickets are available here.