Here’s the Show You Should See for Halloween
From costume parties to trick or treating, the standard Halloween fare can get kind of dull year to year. So why not spice things up by venturing to a party at a museum or a screening of your favorite film with live orchestrations? No matter where you live, we’ve got the event you need to be at for All Hallowss Eve this year.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” in Concert
The Chicago Philharmonic brings Danny Elfman’s iconic score to life Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Enjoy the classic Tim Burton film with live orchestrations. Bonus: Dress up for the holiday and enter the costume contest!
“The Rocky Horror Show”
The Stratford Festival has been doing the time warp all summer, and lucky for you, the party is still going on. Unlock $15 Rush tickets, or get tickets from $57 to the Halloween performance. Not available on Halloween? The production runs through Nov. 25.
Día de Muertos Party
You’ve seen the dinosaur and the whale at the American Museum of Natural History, but have you celebrated the Day of the Dead there? While this event isn’t technically on Halloween, we think the open bar, free food, Mexican beats, and museum exhibits are worth the wait until Nov. 2.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Live
Nothing is scarier that going back to the 90s. (The fashion is very on-trend this season.) So why not revisit your choker necklaces and your favorite TV show, and watch these drag queens slay vampires and slay onstage.
The Tragedie of Macbeth: An Immersive Experience
Step inside Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy at The Los Angeles Shakespeare Center and see The Scottish Play like never before. This 70-minute immersive rendition is certain to thrill and terrify you. It should definitely be on your Halloween weekend plays, as its running Oct. 20-Nov. 3.
The ghost-with-the-most hits the stage in the musical adaptation of the classic Tim Burton film. Harness your inner ghost-loving Lydia, and prepare to say his name three times for this raunchy thrill of a musical, which is running through Nov. 18 at the National Theatre.
Murder for Two
This two-person musical attempts to get to the bottom of a murder full of hijinks, and the actors play 13 roles and the piano. Take a trip to Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, Mass., to catch this murderous tuner for Halloween.
Mad Masquerade: A Halloween Ball
Who says Halloween parties have to happen at night? Why not wake up with the dawn for Daybreaker’s first Halloween Ball? Join the dance party and workout phenomenon to get your holiday started right.
The Witching Hour
Join a group of occultists in this immersive production, as they attempt to unleash a dark power. The latest at Café Nordo features a four course meal and plenty of spooks and satire to go around through Nov. 18.
This Gothic tale with music follows two sisters in the Victorian era whose lives are upended with a governess appears driving this dark comedy to scary heights. See Jen Silverman’s play at Theatre Three through Nov. 18.
The Flying Dutchman
The titular character is cursed to roam the sea on his ghostly ship, but every seven years, he comes back in search of his true love. See Wagner’s opera at Houston Grand Opera through Nov. 2.