Danny Elfman celebrates Halloween with full performance of The Nightmare Before Christmas — watch

Oingo Boingo bandmate Steve Bartek, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Reubens among the special guests

Danny Elfman

    For fans of Halloween, there was no better place to be this weekend than at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Legendary composer Danny Elfman reprised his role as Jack Skellington for a live staging of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    The performance was spread out over two sets and featured a myriad of special guests, including co-stars Catherine O’Hara, Paul Reubens, and Ken Page. Perhaps the biggest moment, however, came during the second encore, when Elfman was joined by Oingo Boingo bandmate Steve Bartek for the first performance of the song “Dead Man’s Party” in 20 years. Watch fan-shot footage below.

    For the performance, the Hollywood Bowl was decorated to look like a real-life version of the film’s Halloween Town.


    “Dead Man’s Party” with Steve Bartek:

    “Kidnap the Sandy Claws” with Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens:

    This Is Halloween
    Jack’s Lament
    What’s This?
    Town Meeting Song
    Jack’s Obsession
    Kidnap the Sandy Claws

    Set 2
    Making Christmas
    Oogie Boogie’s Song (with Ken Page)
    Sally’s Song (with Catherine O’Hara)
    Poor Jack
    End Title

    Kidnap the Sandy Claws (with Paul Reubens and Catherine O’Hara)
    Oogie Boogie’s Song


    Encore 2
    Dead Man’s Party (Oingo Boingo song) (with Steve Bartek)

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