“What’s this, what’s this?” It’s a Halloween Christmas “nightmare” miracle.
Legendary musician, Danny Elfman, will be returning to the stage for only two shows showcasing music from the composer’s stirring catalog.
The reclusive Elfman surprised fans the world over in October 2013 when he announced he would perform at Downtown’s Nokia Theatre L.A. Live along with the 87-piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri and the 45-member Page L.A. Choir.
Those who missed out on last year’s performance will get not one, but two chances, to catch this rare concert live.
“Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton” will once again return to Nokia Theatre on Halloween night and the Honda Center in Anaheim on Nov. 2.
Elfman – the former singer-songwriter of the band Oingo Boingo, who defined the 80s with song like “Dead Man’s Party” and “Just Another Day” – will be performing music from movies he has scored for various Tim Burton films such as: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride.
Last year’s sold-out performance consisted of the orchestra playing 15 original soundtrack songs that Elfman created while scenes from Burton’s films were displayed on a screen overhead. Elfman also performed a few songs from Nightmare Before Christmas, singing the parts of Jack Skellington, which he hadn’t done in 20 years and had never done live.
The relationship between Burton’s films and Elfman’s music goes back to 1985, when the director and Pee-wee Herman creator/star, Paul Reubens, invited Elfman to score the music for Burton’s debut film. Elfman immediately developed a rapport with Burton and has gone on to score all but two of Burton’s major studio releases, Ed Wood and Sweeney Todd.
Presale for the Los Angeles show at Nokia Theatre is Thursday, June 5, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tickets for both dates go on sale Friday, June 6 at 10 a.m.
What: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Where: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles 90015; The Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim 92806
When: Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.
Contact: AXS.com (Nokia Theatre); Ticketmaster (Honda Center)