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Creator of 'The Shining: The Musical' Pitches 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Stage Show

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Actor, comedian, musician and songwriter Matthew Patrick Davis (Greek, Community, The Sarah Silverman Program) brings those many talents to bear in his passion for genre cinema, creating mini musical parodies of horror, fantasy and sci-fi classics. For example, here's a hilariously obscene song from The Shining: The Musical, entitled “Bash Your Fucking Brains In.”
 
[Do I even need to warn you that this song is NSFW?]
 
Another impressive sample of Davis's work is this promotional scene from a proposed stage adaptation of Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas, in which Davis portrays protagonist Jack Skellington while performing “Jack's Lament,” originally written and performed for the film by Danny Elfman.
 
 
Posted in 2012, the clip has generated a fair amount of buzz from fans eager to see it come to the attention of Burton, Elfman, Disney and the rest of the powers-that-be behind Nightmare. While that apparently hasn't happened yet, it's still an excellent performance, hinting at the wild possibilities of a fully-backed stage production. Maybe time and word-of-mouth will tell.
 
Find out more at Davis's official site, and hear more hilarious tunes from these and other projects (including miniature musical adaptations of Jurassic Park and The Neverending Story) at his Bandcamp page.
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