Phoebe Bridgers to Sing as Sally in Danny Elfman's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Concerts

Elfman will perform as Jack Skellington at London's OVO Arena Wembley this December

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 18, 2022

It was only a matter of time: noted skeleton lover and annual holiday cover devotee Phoebe Bridgers is set to perform as Sally in the return of Danny Elfman's s live-to-film The Nightmare Before Christmas concerts.

Taking place on December 9 and 10 at London's OVO Arena Wembley, Elfman will star as Jack Skellington alongside Ken Page as Oogie Boogie, both reprising their roles from Tim Burton's 1993 double-holiday classic film. The performances will be accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and conducted by John Mauceri.

While not technically a skeleton herself (a humanoid ragdoll created by Dr. Finkelstein, to be exact), Sally is very much in love with Skellington. She was voiced by Catherine O'Hara in the original film, so Pheebs has some pretty big Dr. Martens to fill. That being said, since Sally valiantly attempts to stop Skellington from kidnapping Santa Claus, someone with a song literally called "Saviour Complex" seems pretty tailor-made (a ragdoll!) for the part.

See a teaser video for the shows below. If you can't make it across the pond, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will also live-score screenings of the film next week — just in time for the peak of spooky season.

In other tricks and/or treats, Bridgers recently also joined A24 horror movie I Saw the TV Glow and appeared on Marcus Mumford's debut solo album.

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