Danny Elfman's Films of Tim Burton Concert to Land in L.A. on Halloween
The composer will perform the part of Jack Skellington, which he originated in 1993's "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
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.
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).
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.