Nightmare Before Christmas Concert

Los Angeles, get ready to embrace your inner ghouls and goblins, because the Pumpkin King himself, Danny Elfman, is back to haunt the Hollywood Bowl this Halloween season! With his ghostly charisma and spine-tingling tunes, Elfman will grace the stage for three eerie evenings: Friday, October 27th, Saturday, October 28th, and Sunday, October 29th. The occasion? None other than Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Concert!

Elfman, the mastermind behind the original film’s music, lyrics, and score, will don his Jack Skellington persona and serenade the audience with spine-chilling melodies. And that’s not all, dear mortals! A live orchestra will accompany him, ensuring that the ghostly notes send shivers down your spine. But wait, there’s more! As you revel in the haunting melodies, the Hollywood Bowl itself will transform into a portal to Halloween Town, thanks to mesmerizing visual projections on its façade.

The spooky surprises don’t end there. The immersive experience promises additional special guests, lurking in the shadows, ready to make their spine-tingling presence known. Their identities remain concealed for now, adding an extra layer of mystery to the night.

For those who dare to venture into the night, arrive early at the Bowl and immerse yourself in the Hollywood Bowl/Halloween Town transformation. The pre-show activities are to die for, including a costume contest. So, dust off your Tim Burton-inspired costumes and join in the fun! Unique photo opportunities and trick-or-treating stations await, ensuring that your Halloween spirit is truly awakened.

If you’re wondering whether this event is a graveyard smash, well, let us set the record straight. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas In Concert previously sold out two nights over Halloween weekend in 2015 and returned for three nights each in 2016 and 2018, all due to overwhelming demand. Past performances have featured stars like Catherine O’Hara, Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers, Paul Reubens, Weird Al, and Ken Page, making it a star-studded spookfest.

Mark your calendars, because tickets for this unearthly event go on sale Friday, September 15th at 10 AM. But beware, fellow Halloween enthusiasts, for there are presales starting Wednesday, September 15th at 10 AM and ending Thursday, September 14th at 11:59 PM, giving you a head start to secure your spot in the underworld. To purchase your tickets, visit

This spine-chilling concert is produced by AMP Worldwide and Kraft Engel Productions, in association with Disney Concerts. This powerhouse team has a track record of bringing highly acclaimed live-to-film events to the Hollywood Bowl, such as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Concert and Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert.

The maestro behind it all, conductor John Mauceri, founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, will once again lead the full orchestra and choir in performing the film’s classic score and beloved songs live to picture. The all-star cast and special guest artists will join in, ensuring that this Halloween extravaganza is an experience you’ll never forget.

“It’s impossible to believe it has been thirty years since Tim Burton made our strange little musical,” said Danny Elfman. “What a tremendous thrill it is to perform it live in concert again at the iconic Hollywood Bowl.”

First released in 1993, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” has remained a timeless classic. Directed by Henry Selick and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton, the film tells the tale of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday, much to the chagrin of Sally, a lonely rag doll with a soft spot for Jack. With the mischievous help of Lock, Shock, and Barrel, he embarks on a spooky adventure. The film is rated “PG,” making it suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

This Halloween season, let the enchanting melodies of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas In Concert transport you to a world where Halloween meets Christmas in the most hauntingly beautiful way. Produced by Laura Engel & Richard Kraft of Kraft-Engel Management and Alison Ahart Williams, Tim Fox & Georgina Ryder of AMP Worldwide in association with Disney Concerts, it’s a Halloween event that promises to be the highlight of the season. So, prepare to be spooked, thrilled, and utterly enchanted!

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