I'm home! I can finally write about the night!
The Royal Albert Hall
I picked up a programme as soon as we went in!
They seem like they were far away but they gave us an excellent view! That screen behind the orchestra seats was used to show clips of the movies and original Tim Burton drawings of characters and scenes from the movies.
The orchestra opened with an original Danny Elfman piece to a medley of scenes from Burton movies. It was such a great start
The running order was:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Planet of the Apes
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
~ Danny Elfman came out to sing live at this point singing 'Jack's Lament', 'What's This?', 'Jack's Obsession' and 'Poor Jack'. Helena Bonham Carter came out to sing as Sally, the song where Sally is worried about Jack. Elfman, Carter and the conductor then left the stage, with the conductor returning to do:
Alice in Wonderland
Danny Elfman then returned to sing 'Oogie Boogie's Song' with the conductor singing as Sandy Claws while
conducting the orchestra! Elfman REVELLED in being Oogie, running and dancing around the stage like a demon! So much fun
After that, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter came out to the stage to say thanks to the audience and Danny Elfman himself. It was amazing to see them all live
All in all it was an absolutely phenomenal night, but I felt bad that my fellow minions (and a certain Patch Master) couldn’t be there to enjoy the night!!
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