Tim Burton's animated classic The Nightmare Before Christmas is coming to Ireland this Christmas, for a very special live event combining movies and music - and we've got tickets to give away!
Never before seen in Ireland, multiple award-winning composer, songwriter and reigning Pumpkin King, composer Danny Elfman will be bringing Disney's timeless classic, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas to life on 8th December 2019 at 3Arena as part of the movie’s 25th-anniversary celebrations, with a trio of the original cast members present and (literally) leading the chorus!
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Performing his role of Jack Skellington, legendary composer Elfman will be joined by other original cast members Catherine O'Hara as Sally and Ken Page as the voice of Oogie Boogie, with full orchestral accompaniment by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, led by conductor John Mauceri, Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, with a choir performing the film's classic score and songs live to picture - find out more and book tickets here.
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Listen: Danny Elfman talks to Sean Rocks on RTÉ Arena
First released in 1993, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick, based on a story by Burton. The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town's beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus...
The Nightmare Before Christmas comes to 3Arena Dublin on December 8th - and we've got a set of tickets to give away! To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets, follow RTÉ Culture on Twitter or Facebook and answer the following question:
Who is the Pumpkin King?
Send us your answer, along with the hashtag #RTESkellington before 6pm next Wednesday evening, 27th November 2019. The usual terms and conditions apply.
Now get cracking - and the very best of luck!