Danny Elfman's Films of Tim Burton Concert to Land in L.A. on Halloween

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What's this? Danny Elfman, the playfully inventive composer behind many of Tim Burton's macabre masterpieces, is bringing his Music From the Films of Tim Burton concert to Southern California. 

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Following sold-out performances around the world, including one at London's Royal Albert Hall, the show lands at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on -- fittingly enough -- Halloween night. (The show played the Nokia Theatre last Halloween as well, making it something of a budding holiday tradition -- but this year's program boasts "expanded and refined film suites," according to a promoter.) A second performance is slated for Nov. 2 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Conductor John Mauceri will lead the Hollywood Studio Symphony and Choir in a program that includes selections from all 16 of the duo's colorful collaborations.

Elfman himself will be on hand to perform songs from 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas -- he served as the singing voice for its pinstripe-suit-wearing protagonist, Jack Skellington. Other memorable scores from the Burton-Elfman canon include Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).

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Clips from the films, projected on screens, will accompany the performances. Tickets for the concert go on sale Thursday, June 5, at AXS.com/Ticketmaster.

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