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Danny Elfman bringing back Tim Burton-themed Halloween concert

Danny Elfman bringing back Tim Burton-themed Halloween concert
Composer Danny Elfman at his studio in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2013. The character Jack from "A Nightmare Before Christmas" is at left. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Jack Skellington is back. Or rather, Danny Elfman is.

The movie composer is bringing back his Halloween concert of music from the movies of Tim Burton, with performances scheduled for the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles and the Honda Center in Anaheim.

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Elfman previously performed the Halloween concerts in 2013 in London and L.A. The L.A. engagement was so popular that organizers ended up holding three concerts at the Nokia.

As with last year's engagement, conductor John Mauceri will lead a live symphony orchestra and chorus in music from Burton movies including "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," "Batman" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Elfman is set to appear in the concerts performing the vocals to songs from "The Nightmare Before Christmas." The composer provided the singing voice of the animated Jack Skellington character in the 1993 movie.

Performances will also feature clips from Burton's movies as well as artwork by the director.

There are currently two scheduled performances of the concert at the Nokia Theatre on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The concert is set to play at the Honda Center on Nov. 2.

Elfman has scored nearly all of Burton's movies and is currently working on the director's latest feature, "Big Eyes," which is scheduled for release later this year.  The composer, who has received four Academy Award nominations, also composed the theme song to Fox's "The Simpsons."

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