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Danny Elfman & 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Return To The Hollywood Bowl

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'The Nightmare Before Christmas' at the Hollywood Bowl (Photo by Perhansa Skallerup/LAist)
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Musician Danny Elfman will once again bring his live version of The Nightmare Before Christmas to the Hollywood Bowl this October.The 1993 animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the tale of the denizens of Halloween Town and their attempted siege on Christmas. The animated cult classic's original score came courtesy of Elfman, the former frontman of Oingo Boingo. After last year's successful Halloween performance, the production will return for a second run on October 28, 29 and 30. The film will play on a big screen over the stage while John Mauceri conducts a live orchestra through Elfman's score. Elfman will himself play Pumpkin King Jack Skellington, and will be joined onstage by original cast members Paul Reubens as Lock; Catherine O'Hara as Sally; and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie.

The Hollywood Bowl will be transformed into Halloween Town for the event, with photo opps and trick-or-treating stations, according to a release. Guests are encouraged to dress up like various characters from the Tim Burton universe.

Though producers did not confirm that this would become an annual event, producer Laura Engel did tell the L.A. Times that, "L.A. doesn't have an upscale Halloween event to go to-a place tot make your family that isn't a haunted house type thing. This fit a major niche."

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9 at 10 a.m.

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If you missed last year's event, you can check out photos here or a few videos below.

Update: Due to popular demand, a third show has been added for Friday, October 28. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.