Academy Award nominated composer John Debney will premiere live his new HOCUS POCUS OVERTURE on Friday, October 21 at 7:10 p.m., followed by a screening of Disney’s HOCUS POCUS at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. HOCUS POCUS will also be screening on October 22 and 23. 
Debney had only two weeks to write the entire score before taking the podium and recording his music for “Hocus Pocus.”  Debney conducted the score himself, featuring the musicians and a female choir. Debney will return to the podium to conduct his “Hocus Pocus Overture” prior to the film’s screening.

Debney’s original music set the tone for another holiday classic, “Elf” directed by Jon Favreau. Recently, Favreau and Debney collaborated on their fourth film, Disney’s “The Jungle Book.”

“We are thrilled that composer John Debney is going to premiere his new ‘Hocus Pocus Overture’ here,” said Ed Collins, General Manager of The El Capitan Theatre.  “He has been awarded a Gold Record and three Emmy Awards as well.  Incidentally, his father Louis Debney was a Disney producer and production coordinator who’s credits include “Zorro,” “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color,” and even an episode of the original “Mickey Mouse Club.”

Showtimes are 12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:10 p.m. and 10:35 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and available at The El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes are subject to change.