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Danny Elfman talks about new Nightmare Before Christmas shows, canceled Coachella and the future

It seemed like a crazy idea.

In 2015, Danny Elfman got the idea to return to his role in The Nightmare Before Christmas as singer Jack Skellington for a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl.

“I said, ‘You’re crazy, let’s start this conversation again and think about The Wiltern,” Elfman said with a laugh during a recent Zoom interview at his Los Angeles home studio.

But the event was a huge success for former Oingo Boingo frontman, producer, film composer and longtime collaborator Tim Burton. Elfman last performed The Nightmare Before Christmas live at the Hollywood Bowl in 2018, when the Disney film turned 25.

And so he returned. He takes the show to Southern California for this haunting season, this time capturing the even larger 22,000-seat Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, October 29 and Sunday, October 31. The venue will be converted into a cinema. Halloween city where photo shoots and treats will be, and costumes are welcome.

The success of the live concert, which ran for several evenings each year from the start, is as surprising to Elfman as the cult status of the film, directed by Henry Selick and produced by Burton. When it was released on October 13, 1993, critics criticized it, and test audiences complained that the children’s film featured a Santa Claus torture scene.

“He’s not being tortured,” Elfman said, recalling early criticism of the film. However, Ugi Boogie’s minions – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – take Santa hostage so that Skellington can replace him on Christmas Eve. “He’s not even very upset about it,” he added.

Nearly three decades later, The Nightmare Before Christmas became a worldwide sensation. Disneyland is now transforming its coveted haunted mansion with characters and scenes from The Nightmare from late September through New Years.

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“For me, the excuse now, many years later, is that I see children in the classroom and new generations that are really doing it,” said Elfman. “I always knew that kids might like it. When it came out in the 90s, no one understood it. The music was weird and the visuals different. This has always attracted Tim Burton because he is a truly unique and strange person. A lot of people like it, and I’m one of those who are a bit weird in my own right, but [the movie] gave them such a place to communicate. “

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