The Nitty Gritty
- Event is October 31st, 2015 at 8 p.m.
- Refunds allowed up to 24 hours after purchase
- No refunds for missed event
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It’s Halloween season, and few movies truly capture the creepiness, the spookiness, and the weird and wonderful fun of the holiday like the films of Tim Burton. His dark, fantastical film noirs are, for many of us, what epitomize Halloween. Just as A Charlie Brown Christmas or It’s A Wonderful Life are must-watches around December, many people (including us!) would never dream of celebrating the year’s scariest holiday without Tim Burton classics such as Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. We mean, come on: is there anything more emblematic of Halloween than Johnny Depp’s hauntingly pale face and razor-sharp metal fingers? Where would the season be without the sinister specter of the Headless Horseman? And we know there’s nothing like Jack Skellington and the whole population of Halloween Town joyfully singing This is Halloween to get you in a spooktacular kind of mood.
In fact, let’s talk about the music. The eerie melodies that truly bring Burton’s films to life are the product of a longstanding partnership with Danny Elfman, who is the gothic genius behind the soundtracks of Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Batman, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Dark Shadows, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, to name a few. Elfman and Burton are a match made in Halloween heaven, and we get to reap the rewards each time we pop in the movies. But why simply watch the films when you can see them brought to wonderfully creepy life? That’s exactly what the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra thought. So, to properly celebrate the spooky spirit, they’ll be performing selections from Tim Burton’s best on Saturday, October 31, as part of the Delta POPS! concert series. Huge projections of original artwork, storyboards, and film clips from the master of the macabre will serve as the backdrop for the creepy concerto, while the vocal talents of OurSong, Atlanta’s Gay and Lesbian Chorus, and a soloist from the Atlanta Boys’ Choir will accompany the music. And, as if that wasn’t enough, concert-goers are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween best -- there’s even a costume contest with prizes. So break out the green wig and black-and-white striped suit, ATL. Tickets to this sinister shindig will be gone faster than you can say “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice.”And since you'll already be in costume, why not head over to Scoutmob's Halloween party afterwards?