Danny Elfman brings A nightmare before Christmas on the concert stage later this month and he lined up one of music’s biggest stars to play the role of Sally in the production of the live-to-film concert. Billie Eilish joined in the festivities and will perform “Sally’s Song” with the help of an orchestra at the event at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on October 29 and 31.
Danny Elfman, who composed the score for the original film, is also on board to portray Jack Skellington in the production, while other confirmed guests include “Weird Al” Yankovic and Ken Page singing the roles of Lock and Oogie Boogie.
“I am absolutely delighted that Billie is joining the Nightmare crew, “Elfman said in a statement.” It will be a real treat (not a ride)! “
The original Tim Burton film debuted in 1993 and has become a holiday staple (Halloween and Christmas) in the years since its arrival. For the film’s 25th anniversary in 2018, Elfman previously brought the film’s music to life with the help of an orchestra and choir at the Hollywood Bowl. For this event, John Mauceri conducted the orchestra, and Mauceri will return to conduct the orchestra for this live-to-film event.
News of Eilish’s addition to the cast of this production should come as no surprise. The star has previously hinted at her love for the job of Tim Burton posing with the director for a photo in 2020 (see below), while Burton shared his admiration for Eilish, dropping in to ask a question during a Q&A video with British Vogue (see also below).
Tim Burton + More Celebrities Ask Billie Eilish For British Vogue
Participants for The nightmare before Christmas Shows are encouraged to dress up as there is expected to be a costume contest and sleight of hand during the event. Tickets for the date of October 29 are currently exhausted, while the tickets stay available for the show on October 31.