The Ross Media Arts Center and the Lied Center for Performing Arts present a special free screening of A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS followed by a Q&A with composer Danny Elfman on Tuesday, February 20. The screening begins at 5:30 p.m., with the Q&A following immediately afterwards, moderated by L. Kent Wolgamott, entertainment reporter for the Lincoln Journal Star. Admission to the screening and Q&A is free. Visit the Ross box office to pick up your free ticket (tickets for this event are not available online). Tickets will be available during regular box office hours beginning Tuesday, February 6. On Wednesday, February 21st the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet will be performing the world premiere of a new classical composition written by Elfman. Visit http://www.liedcenter.org/event/berlin-philharmonic-piano-quartet for tickets and more information. DANNY ELFMAN Danny Elfman is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Elfman is best known for his work scoring films and television shows, in particular his frequent collaborations with director Tim Burton, and for being the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo from 1974 to 1995. Danny Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California, where he currently resides. Throughout his career, Elfman has established himself as one of Hollywood's leading film composers. He has written close to 50 film scores featuring his unique sound, including Batman, Spider-man, Men in Black, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. In addition to these signature soundtracks, he has scored such diverse films as Big Fish, Good Will Hunting, Dolores Claiborne, Midnight Run, To Die For, Dead Presidents, Sommersby, Justice League, and Fifty Shades Darker. For television, Elfman created the infectious themes to “The Simpsons” and “Desperate Housewives.” Among his honors are four Academy Award nominations, a Grammy for Batman, an Emmy for “Desperate Housewives,” the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, and the Disney Legend Award. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.