dubai millennium amphitheatre expo 2020
'It's a Musical Halloween' will premiere at Expo's Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre venue (pictured) Image Credit: Supplied

In celebration of the spookiest night of the year, It’s a Musical Halloween will bring famous fright-night soundtracks to life at Expo 2020 Dubai through a spectacular rock opera on 31 October.

The 60-minute musical and dance performances will look back at some of stage and screen’s most terrifying soundtracks, paying tribute to music from 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Little Shop of Horrors', 'Thriller', 'Beetlejuice' and more.

Visitors can expect musicians and dancers to be in full costume, inspired by the horror films and shows, when 'It’s a Musical Halloween' makes its premiere at the Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre at 7pm, showing again at 9pm.

The creative mind behind the show, Mitch Sebastian, has more than 30 years of global experience in the industry as a performer, director and producer, having worked with Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Dame Gillian Lynne, Peter Hall Theatre Company, Sir Matthew Bourne and the maestro Kurt Masur at the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sebastian is joined by renowned arranger and composer Steve Sidwell, who is music director of 'It’s a Musical Halloween'. Sidwell’s distinctive and innovative orchestrations and compositions have featured on numerous albums, television shows, advertising campaigns and films. He won a Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Musical Theatre Album for the original cast album 'Beautiful: The Musical' and has made musical contributions to dozens of movie soundtracks, including 'Moulin Rouge', 'Romeo & Juliet' and 'Bridget Jones’s Diary'.