The Nightmare Before Christmas Performed By Grand Rapids Pops Comes to DeVos Hall

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As the weather begins to get colder, we start thinking about all the ghouls and goblins that will be coming out on Halloween. This is the perfect time of the year to start watching spooky movies like Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. But why just rent the movie at home when you can experience it in a way you never have before? This year, why not come down to DeVos Performance Hall on October 20 to see the film with the musical score performed live by the Grand Rapids Pops?

For those who are unfamiliar with the Nightmare Before Christmas plot, the Tim Burton movie revolves around protagonist Jack Skellington of Halloween Town. Skellington becomes bored of the Halloween routine and, in seeking out a new adventure, stumbles upon Christmastown. There, he becomes inspired to take over Christmas.

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In addition to the fascinating plot and stunning animation, the movie is accompanied by an exceptional score written by Danny Elfman, formerly of the new wave band Oingo Boingo. With the score being so highly acclaimed, bringing it live to the masses, while watching the movie truly takes the experience to the next level. The Grand Rapids Symphony is sure to give it the justice it deserves.

Photo courtesy of The Grand Rapids Symphony

Tickets for this event are currently on sale and start as low as $18. They are available at the GRS ticket office, the DeVos box office and by calling 616-454-9451. They can also be purchased online at

Nightmare Before Christmas is the perfect movie for getting you into the Halloween spirit and looking forward to the season ahead. Don’t miss this chance to see it in a way you’ve never seen it before. Mark your calendars and be prepared to take your friends and family to enjoy this spectacular occasion.