It’s that time of the year – December is around the corner which means ringing in the festive season with one of the most entertaining Christmas classics. Luckily, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra are presenting Home Alone in Concert for the whole family.

Over 30 years on from its release, the film remains as iconic as ever, however, some of its most memorable moments were created through some of its biggest flukes. Here are five reasons the film is worth revisiting in this Perth premiere performance.

1.The music of Home Alone is one of the main reasons why the movie remains such a beloved Christmas classic. However, the iconic John Williams score almost didn’t happen. The original composer wasn’t available to score the movie, so John Williams stepped in at late notice and the rest is history. Thanks to John Williams, Home Alone was Oscar-nominated for best score and best song.

2. Some of the most famous lines in the film were completely improvised, including “You guys give up, or you thirsty for more?” and “Why the hell are you dressed like a chicken?”

3. There’s a reason why Kevin’s booby traps land with a bang! John Williams specifically crafted the score to build up to the moment of impact for each of Kevin’s traps – making them hit twice as hard for the audience.

4. Home Alone’s most iconic shot was a mistake. Macaulay Culkin didn’t follow his acting directions when shooting the aftershave scene, which led to one of the most recognisable moments in movie history.

5. Daniel Stern did the unthinkable to make the film’s most unforgettable scene happen – he agreed to let a real tarantula crawl on his face, providing they nailed the scene in one take. Thankfully they did, with Marv’s scream going down in movie history.

WASO will be bringing Marv’s scream, along with the iconic soundtrack, to the big screen for one-night-only in December. The orchestra performs the score in full whilst Home Alone plays on-screen overhead.

A perfect introduction to a live symphony orchestra the whole family can enjoy, Home Alone’s heart-warming soundtrack will never be the same again after hearing WA’s premier orchestra perform the score live.

Location: RAC Arena (700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000)

Date: Friday 10th December

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