Might 10, 2021 | 11:25am ET
What’s this? There’s folks singing songs. Songs from Tim Burton’s beloved The Nightmare Before Christmas, that’s, and the folks singing them embrace Jack Skellington himself, Danny Elfman, as a part of the returning live-to-film live performance expertise this Halloween.
Set to happen Friday, October twenty ninth at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, the occasion will see Elfman performing the music he wrote for the basic 1993 Disney movie alongside different yet-unannounced authentic voice solid members and particular company. They’ll be joined by a full orchestra and choir performed by John Mauceri.
The live performance will mark the primary such occasion on the soccer stadium, and the visible expertise will likely be particularly designed for the venue. Meaning even those that the 25th anniversary concert at The Hollywood Bowl in 2018 will likely be in for a newly distinctive deal with. What’s extra, there will likely be pre-show actions together with trick-or-treating and a fancy dress contest.
Whereas venues across the nation have turned live-to-film live performance performances of The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas into an All Hallows’ Eve custom, Elfman hasn’t taken half in a single since that anniversary present in ’18. He was set to return to his iconic position as Jack final yr, however the pandemic bumped these plans to this yr.
“Jack Is Again!” Elfman mentioned in a press release. “I used to be so sorry to have missed final Halloween. (Everyone knows why). BUT — I’m not skipping this yr. Jack desires to get again on stage. I can’t wait to see you all.”
Along with returning to his position as Jack Skellington, Elfman is about to launch his first album of solo music in 37 years. Entitled Big Mess, the 18-track effort contains beforehand launched singles “Happy”, “Sorry”, “Love in the Time of COVID”, “Kick Me”, and “True”. The double-LP is due out June eleventh by way of ANT-/Epitaph.
Elfman can also be on account of re-team with director Sam Raimi on the score for Marvel’s Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity.