For the second year, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was presented at the Hollywood Bowl — in concert, live to film. The Oct. 28 show (the first of three, as it continues on Oct. 29 and 30) screened the classic 1993 film and was accompanied by a live performance of its score by an orchestra conducted by John Mauceri.
The star attraction of the evening was likely the vocalists that were on hand to reprise their singing roles in the film — including the film’s composer, Danny Elfman. Before the show even began, however, concertgoers could pose for pictures in themed photo booths and partake in trick-or-treating.
1. Jack’s Back – Elfman — the singing voice of Jack Skellington in the film — led the show with his delightfully dynamic voice. The Grammy Award winner (and four-time Academy Award nominee) got the evening off to a grand start with “Jack’s Lament” and “What’s This?” and wowed the crowd with his vocal acrobatics in “Poor Jack.”