This fall, clay will move from the screen to the stage for a third live performance. Danny Elfman will assume the role of Jack Skellington and will honor the 25th anniversary of the Hollywood Bowl to pay tribute to the nightmare before Christmas.
Elfman will join the nightmare companion Christmas co-starring Catherine O’Hara as Sally and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie. The legendary actor will be supported by a complete orchestra, directed by Hollywood Bowl director John Maurceri.
The tribute was staged in 2015 and 2016 and sold out in two years. This year, the event was called “completely immersive.” The nightmare tribute to Christmas will be a Halloween theme, encouraging fans to wear their best outfits. The event will also include quail eggs and costume competitions.
“In this 25th anniversary celebration, I am guiding the animated digital projection of Timbourton’s visual effects in the foreground of the Hollywood Bowl,” co-producer Richard Kraft told the Chicago Tribune. “This will make the whole experience very immersive.”
The show is scheduled to take place on October 26th and 27th. Tickets are available here.
The nightmare before Christmas tells the story of the curious pumpkin king Jacks, and he stumbled upon the gateway to the Christmas-themed Utopia. Skelinton is bored with Halloween 24 hours a day, trying to bring Christmas cheers to his cruel home. Check out the trailer below.