I have just returned from an extremely packed showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D. While TNBC is not one of my all time favorites, it does have a good story and an extremely fantastic score, probably one of Elfman's bests.
So my question is, does TNBC have the potential to become a successful Broadway musical?
Does the dark tone carried through the film restrict it from appealing to the general public?
I think that there is some great potential for fantastic live performances, especially Oogie Boogie's number, Jack's Lament, and the Halloween Town Chorus number.
If it is thought of as too much of a risk to pursue such an extravagant production, maybe Disney could test the production prior to committing to bringing it to Broadway.
Where would they be able to test?
How about a Holiday Overlay of the Hyperion Theatre in Disney's California Adventure? Give Aladdin a few months off starting in September and bring in Jack to help ring in the holiday.
The popularity of TNBC has definitely grown over the years but is it enough to make it successful on stage?
If you feel that it can be done, what ideas would you like the designers adapt? Costumes? Sets?