Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington will be featured in Columbus on Oct. 19.

COLUMBUS -- Central Ohio theatre goers can experience Tim Burton’s timeless holiday classic all over again as the Columbus Symphony performs Danny Elfman’s classic score live to picture.

The Nightmare Before Christmas follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town's beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to kidnap Santa Claus and take over the Christmas holiday. Rated PG.

Fem Fatal in Nightmare before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas will be featured on Oct. 19 in Columbus.

The Columbus Symphony presents Disney Concerts: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $78 and can be purchased in-person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St. in Columbus), online at, or by phone at 614-469-0939 or 1-800-982-2787.

First released in 1993, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick (James and the Giant Peach) and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus.

Nightmare Before Christmas symphony

The Columbus Symphony will handle the score for this showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas on Oct. 19.

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