Marshall Artists Series to present ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Dec. 12


Just in time for the holidays, Disney in Concert Presents Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas., a special collaboration featuring a full length feature film with a score performed live by the Huntington Symphony Orchestra and special guests, Performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 12.  at 2 p. m. with an evening performance at 7:30. at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.

The Nightmare Before Christmas follows Halloween Town’s Pumpkin King on his adventure to Christmas Town as residents are preparing for Christmas. Bored with his role as Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington is determined to shake things up and enlists the help of some mischievous trick-or-treaters to kidnap Santa Claus and take over the job of delivering gifts to the children of the world.

Tim Burton, widely regarded as one of the cinema’s most imaginative filmmakers has enjoyed great success in both the live-action and animation arenas.   Known for his dark, gothic, and quirky horror and fantasy films, some of Burton’s other hit films include Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.

The Huntington Symphony Orchestra will be performing Danny Elfman’s score featured in this classic tale. Over the last 30 years, four-time Oscar nominee Elfman has established himself as one of the most versatile and accomplished film composers in the industry. having composed the score for various movies and shows such as The Simpsons, Batman, and Good Will Hunting, among others.

For tickets, contact  the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at  ext. 6-6656 or visit the  box office located in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse,  Monday through Friday noon to 5 p.m.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is sponsored by ZMM Architects & Engineers; The Earleen Heiner Agee & Robert W. Agee Fund of The Foundation For The Tri-State Community Inc.; Special Metals; Dr. Christopher & Mrs. Tammy Hugh; the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts – Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary; KEE 100; WTCR; B97; The Herald Dispatch; WSAZ; Marshall University and the Marshall Artists Series.