(ALSO OCT. 27 - 28) Los Angeles' reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman, will return to the Hollywood Bowl on Friday and Saturday, October 26 & 27 at 8:00 pm performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film for a very special screening of Disney's timeless holiday classic, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas" for the film’s 25th anniversary. The immersive experience will include live scenery projections, live orchestra, spectacular guest artists, and an all-star cast. Elfman will be joined by other original cast members including Catherine O'Hara (Sally) and Ken Page (Oogie Boogie) who headlined the opening production, which sold out two nights over Halloween weekend at the Hollywood Bowl in 2015 and returned for 3 nights in 2016 due to overwhelming demand. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 am via all Ticketmaster outlets with a special American Express presale starting September 5 at 10:00 am and ending September 7 at 10:00pm. To purchase by phone call (800) 745-3000 or online at https://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/90150/2541294.
The concert is produced by Laura Engel & Richard Kraft, Tim Fox & Alison Ahart Williams, and Live Nation/Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents, in association with Disney Concerts, the team behind several highly acclaimed live to film events at the Hollywood Bowl including Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Concert starring Zooey Deschanel and Kelsey Grammer as well as Disney's The Little Mermaid in Concert starring Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson.
Conductor John Mauceri, founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, will once again be leading the full orchestra and choir performing the film’s classic score and cherished songs live to picture along with the all-star cast and special guest artists performing the film's acclaimed songs live.
Through the magic of projection mapping, the award-winning creative studio Mousetrappe will return to create breathtaking living scenery projected onto the façade of the iconic Hollywood Bowl, making the event a constantly evolving extension of the film and music. This will be Mousetrappe’s second live to picture event at the Hollywood Bowl following Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Concert earlier this year, which marked the first time that 90 minutes of original content had been created for video projection mapping on the surface of the iconic Los Angeles amphitheater.
Brazilian music legend Sergio Mendes brings his vivacious bossa nova to The Soraya and invites French-Chilean singer Ana Tijoux to open the evening with the debut of her new music, Roja y Negro. A giant in his genre, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums and won three Grammy Awards. Tijoux made her name in the late ’90s as the fierce MC of hip-hop group Makiza, but her new album is an acoustic guitar celebration of Latin American folk music. With Mendes and Tijoux on stage, two generations of Latin American artists will share their passion both for traditional and popular music.
The Soraya (The Valley's Center for the Performing Arts)
Día de los Muertos, dates back to Pre-Hispanic and Spanish customs. The modern holiday is a synthesis of Aztec and Spanish traditions. It is not a sad occasion nor a time for mourning, rather it is when family and friends gather to remember and celebrate departed loved ones. In Mexico, Día de los Muertos is a national holiday, though it is celebrated in other parts of Latin America and the Philippines as well. Historic Downtown San Pedro will be the place to celebrate Día de los Muertos as the streets come alive with art, culture, delicious cuisine, and live entertainment.
This event is part of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Latino Heritage Month, a citywide commemoration of Latino history, heritage, and tradition in Los Angeles.