Jack is Back! Multiple award-winning composer, songwriter and reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman has confirmed the special guests joining him for “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” UK shows accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra at London, OVO Arena Wembley this December.
Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers will be singing the iconic part of Sally with the original Oogie Boogie himself Ken Page returning for this unique live cine-concert production. The show features Danny Elfman (the original singing voice of the film’s main character, Jack Skellington, and writer of all the film’s songs) alongside original voices of the film Greg Proops and Randy Crenshaw. Angie Jaree, Baraka May and Fletcher Sheridan will also be singing in Halloween Town. Plus, violinist Sandy Cameron returns to the stage for the ever-enchanting Skeleton Entr’acte.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” stands out as a seminal creative triumph from the legendary film making duo of director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman. First released in 1993, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was directed by Henry Selick (“James and the Giant Peach”) and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.
The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus.
Since its release, this beloved family film has become a world-wide classic and staple part of the extended holiday season. This unique live production has performed to sold out audiences across the globe, including the Hollywood Bowl, Barclays Center, Tokyo International Forum, and London’s OVO Arena, Wembley in 2019.
Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.axs.com.