Go to the lyrics of Billy Ilish’s new song, “I can’t shake off the feeling that I’m in the worst condition.” Or, at least, in “Sally’s Song,” Alice will sing when she joins the cast of the live-to-picture concert / screening of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” over the Halloween weekend in the Los Angeles area.
Ellis was announced as an additional cast member for two “Dreams of Dream” events on October 29 and 31 at the Bank of California Stadium on Friday. Sally joins Jack Skelington in singing by Danny Elfman, composer / lyricist of the animated musical, as well as singing in the role of “Strange” Al “Yankovich Lock, and Ken Page, the main voice cast member, replacing his filmic voice as Oggy Boogie.
In the 1993 film, Katherine O’Hara played the role of Sally, who will take on the role of guest singer.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Billy Du’s dream crew,” Elfman said in a statement. “This will be a real deal (not a tactic)”
The “Two Night Dreams Before Christmas” live-to-film concert highlights a tradition that was previously created at the Hollywood Bowl, where the last shows were held in 2018.
In a June interview with Diversity, Elfman discussed reviving production at a new venue after closing a planned 2020 engagement in Bowl, and spoke of the possibility that it could be the last production for some time.
“We must have canceled last year,” Elfman said. “And this year, the Hollywood Bowl wasn’t comfortable with whether they’d be at full power yet. The promoter came in and said, ‘We’ll do it.’ And I was, okay. Because I don’t know how much… every year I say it might be the last time. I don’t know how much longer Jack will do. Because I’ve been doing Halloween shows with Ongo Boingo for 15 years, and there’s something about me that, oh my God, am I back? But I know I wanted to do it at least one more time last year, and I was really ready for it “And when it fell, it was really hard. Jack is definitely good for one more round, so I’m really happy and excited about it.”
Bank of California Concerts is being produced by Laura Engel and Richard Craft of Craft-Angle Management and Alison Aharth Williams, Tim Fox and Georgina Ryder of AMP Worldwide with Disney Concert.
The show starts at 2pm on October 2nd and the concert on Halloween night starts at midnight at a family friendly time. Tickets priced at -1 40-180 can be found here.