If you live in Southern California (or are willing to travel), you’re in for a treat this Halloween as The Nightmare Before Christmas returns to The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for three nights.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 28, 29 and 30, Danny Elfman (Jack Skellington), Catherine O’Hara (Sally), Ken Page (Oogie Boogie) and Paul Reubens (Lock) will return to sing live with an orchestra on stage, as their respective characters. While they do this, the film will play on a massive screen behind them.

How cool is that???

Ahead of the show, there will also be several spooky activities including a costume contest, unique photo opportunities, and trick-or-treating stations.

Tickets for Danny Elfman: Halloween at The Hollywood Bowl: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” are $35 – $199.50 (+ tax/Ticketmaster fees). You can purchase tickets, and get more information, at

This show was very popular in its previous years at the Bowl and other venues. I’m very glad to see them bringing it back so more can enjoy the experience.

Who’s planning on going?


Michelle Snow is a huge fan of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars in films and TV, as well as the Disney parks. She's also an award-winning writer who has written several guidebooks on Orlando. Follow her on Twitter @zengrrl. Her blog, CitySurfing Orlando covers Orlando and the theme parks. Her favorite rides at the Disney parks are Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure, and she is anxiously awaiting Star Wars Land to become real. She collects anything to do with Snow White, Grumpy, Tinkerbell, and Stitch. She also has an unhealthy obsession with Jedi and Iron Man.