Toledo Symphony Orchestra to perform with screening of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

Published Friday, October 6, 2017

Tim Burton’s iconic movie THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in the 2017-2018 season. Columbia Arts Agency and Disney Concerts, a division of ABC Inc., are offering limited engagements of this special film screening, complete with live accompaniment by symphony orchestra, to celebrate this momentous anniversary.

The Stranahan Theater and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) have partnered, to secure one of the limited engagements. This one-time presentation will take place at 8 pm on Saturday, November 25th at the Stranahan Theater, and it is not being offered anywhere else in our region. This is the first time the TSO and the Stranahan Theater will partner on an event together. It marks the beginning of more joint ventures by the two entities to come.

“This is the first collaborative effort between these storied entities in this region. After months of negotiating with Columbia Artist, we were successful in landing a date! Zak and I are very optimistic that this event will be the first of many to come. “ Stephen Hyman, Executive Director, Stranahan Theater

“We love being able to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this fun film with the Toledo community. Our partnership with the Stranahan Theater sustains a good collaboration and is an excellent way to bring this ‘Live in Concert’ concept to the stage!” Zak Vassar, President & CEO, Toledo Symphony

The evening will also include a costume contest for those in attendance. Dressing up is encouraged. Winners in each category will each receive a cash prize of $100. 

"This first Saturday after Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, and what a fantastic way to kick it off!” Mr. Hyman, Stranahan Theater

Tickets will go on-sale on Monday, October 9th at 10 am at the Stranahan Theater Box Office, on-line at, and over the phone at 419-381-8851 ext. 1.


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