One of my son’s very favorite movies is Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Such a great movie! We can’t decide if it’s a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie, but I guess for this year, we’ll say it’s a Christmas movie because it is on the big screen at the Utah Symphony for a special presentation.
Last night, we were able to experience for ourselves just how great the movie is when it is accompanied by a spectacular orchestra, such as the Utah Symphony, conducted by Connor Gray Covington.
I remember being in high school when the movie first came out to movie theaters. It didn’t get the reception it deserved when it first debuted. However, over the years, it gained almost a cult-like following, and the attention grew. It was apparent last night as we saw almost every seat filled at Abravanel Hall, that this movie is very well-loved by so many now. While I have seen this movie quite possibly a hundred times, it was as if I were seeing it for the first time last night. There is nothing like having the music performed live. The energy was palpable!
It was such an enjoyable experience to go with my family, and it was clearly enjoyed by so many other families last night, too. If you are on the fence about taking your kids to the symphony, this is the greatest way to introduce them to the talented artists that grace the stage. A favorite movie with the elevated exposure of live music that encompasses the entire hall. It’s actually quite incredible!
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert will be performed again at Abravanel Hall by the Utah Symphony tonight, December 22nd, and tomorrow night, December 23rd. Don’t miss your chance to see it for yourselves!
A delightfully quirky score from Danny Elfman drives Tim Burton’s fantastical tale of Jack Skellington’s plot for Halloween Town to take over Christmas—and the hilariously haunting results. Enjoy a full screening of the film as the Utah Symphony plays the score live.
Arrive early to make a spooky ornament and take photos in our special Holiday Halloween town.
Visit our giving tree in the lobby and make a special donation to the Utah Symphony this holiday season.
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You can get your tickets for one of the three performances by visiting them online.