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Philly POPS presents The Nightmare Before Christmas

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This Thursday, 10/24, and Friday, 10/25, an iconic Hollywood Halloween tradition comes to the Met Philadelphia! The Philly POPS and Live Nation will present two performances of Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, live to the film.

Released in 1993, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas follows the story of Pumpkin King Jack Skellington as he attempts to claim Christmas for himself, but his plan soon falls apart. This production has been performed three times at LA's iconic The Hollywood Bowl—2015’s Hollywood Bowl performance was named the #1 Concert of 2015 by the Orange County Register, topping major acts like The Rolling Stones and Shania Twain. The show returned in 2016 by popular demand and again in 2018 for the 25th Anniversary performance.

In a nod to the Hollywood Bowl’s productions of Tim Burton’s masterpiece, The Philly POPS will perform the film’s classic score alongside the original film. Everyone is invited to attend in costume; Tim Burton-themed costumes are especially encouraged! This performance will be the POPS’ first live-to-film concert—made possible by the Met Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art audio and video equipment. This concert is part of The Philly POPS at the Met Philadelphia concert series, which brings innovative programming and contemporary artists to the Met Philadelphia’s newly-restored stage.

Be a part of this Halloween tradition for its debut at the Met Philadelphia! Purchase tickets here.

Best way there is SEPTA! The Met is approximately 2 blocks south of the Girard Street Station & 3 blocks north of the Fairmount Station on the Broad Street Line. You can also take the Route 4 or Route 16 to Poplar and Broad Street. Or take the Route 15 Trolley to the Girard and Broad Street stop. This stop is approximately 2 blocks north of the venue. Get your ride started here!

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