Composer John Debney to Debut "Hocus Pocus Overture" at El Capitan Theatre

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Composer John Debney

El Capitan Theatre also presents its new Spooktacular Backstage Tour allowing guests to be guided through areas of the theater rarely open to the public

Hocus Pocus is coming alive for Halloween.

Academy Award nominated composer John Debney is set to perform his new “Hocus Pocus Overture” on Oct. 21 at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre, followed by a screening of the 1993 Disney film.

Directed by Kenny Ortega, Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the story of three witch sisters who are resurrected in Salem, Mass., on Halloween night. Debney had only two weeks to write the entire score before taking the podium and recording his music for Hocus Pocus. Debney conducted the score himself, featuring the musicians and a female choir.

Hocus Pocus will also be screened Oct. 22 and 23, and prior to every screening of El Capitan's own award-winning organist Rob Richards will accompany the 1929 classic Disney short The Skeleton Dance live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. In the lobby, ticketed guests can check out props, costumes and photo opportunities from the film before and after each performance. Various other Halloween experiences are also being planned at the venue.

Tickets, on sale now, are available at the El Capitan Theatre box office, 6838 Hollywood Blvd.

 

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