HU Singers present A Tim Burton Christmas

The HU Singers will perform “A Tim Burton Christmas” Dec. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. in New Mexico Highlands’ Ilfeld Auditorium.  The program features musical numbers from of The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride.  The Nightmare before Christmas, a stop-motion movie tells the story of Jack Skellington, a being from Halloween Town who is obsessed with Christmas.  Opening a portal to Christmas Town, Jack decides to usurp the role of Santa Claus.  Music is by Danny Elfman.The Corpse Bride is based on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale set in a Victorian village.  Victor Van Dort is a young man due to be married to the beautiful and aristocratic Victoria Everglot.  Victor wanders through the forest before the wedding and practices his wedding vows.  When he finally gets them right he puts the wedding ring on a tree root that resembles a human hand.  The tree root is not a root at all, but is a human hand belonging to Emily a jilted murdered bride.  Declaring that Victor is now her husband, she whisks him off to the Land of the Dead where he must try and find his way back to his beloved Victoria.  General admission is $10, faculty, staff and seniors is $3 and children under 10 years old are free.