Thursday, September 30, 2010

Coming Attractions: 'Beauty and the Beast' Sing-A-Long Discount; All That Skate LA; 'Hamlet' for Kids; Free Admission to LACMA's Resnick Pavilion

"Beauty and the Beast" (photo courtesy of Disney)

Sing along to your fave songs from the animated Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast" at the El Capitan Theatre, which is screening the film until Oct. 7.

The Hollywood theater is hosting a special presentation of the 1991 movie -- complete with a live appearance from Belle at every screening -- where you and your kids will be encouraged to give a vocal shout-out to songs such as "Be Our Guest" and the title tune.

As an added bonus, L.A. Story readers can get a special discount. Just use the code "CBS" and get tickets for only $9. (Good for screenings Monday-Friday.)

For tickets, go to or call 1-800-DISNEY6.

***Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan

2010 All That Skate LA Brings Michelle Kwan & Yuna Kim to Staples Center

Champion figure skaters Michelle Kwan and Yuna Kim will be showing off their Salchows this weekend, Oct. 2-3, at Staples Center for 2010 All That Skate LA.

In addition to Kwan and Kim, the show will also feature notable figure skaters, including 2010 Olympic pair champions Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo (China) and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir.

“I’ve really missed performing, and to be back in Los Angeles, skating at Staples Center makes it extra special,” said Los Angeles native Kwan in a statement.

Tickets range from $42-$155 (VIP) and can be purchased at or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

Performances: Saturday, Oct. 2; 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3; 3 p.m.

***"Hamlet, Prince of Puddles" (photo courtesy L'Enfant Terrible)

Family-Friendly Theater: "Hamlet, Prince of Puddles"

While Shakespeare's "Hamlet" isn't on any elementary school reading list that I've seen, family-friendly theater company L'Enfant Terrible has re-created the murderous, revenge-seeking tragedy as a fun play that's also accessible to children.

Playwright Angela Berliner, director Justin Zsebe and producer Seth Compton of L'Enfant Terrible have turned this depressing tale into something that they say will be a "hilarious and family-friendly adaptation of the Bard's classic."

L'Enfant Terrible specializes in creating kid-friendly works, and its adaptation of "Hamlet" is making its second showing at Bootleg Theater after a successful run in the spring.

"Hamlet, Prince of Puddles"
(Saturdays at 12 p.m.; Sept. 25-Oct. 30)
L'Enfant Terrible
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tickets: Adults ($9.99); Children ($5)

***The Resnick Pavilion at LACMA (photo courtesy of LACMA)

Free Community Weekend at LACMA's new Resnick Pavilion

Families this weekend can check out the L.A. County Museum of Art's new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion completely free, as the museum unveils its newest addition, designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano.

The single-story, 45,000 square-foot structure will house three exhibits this fall: "Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection"; "Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico"; and "Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915."

As for the gratis community weekend, visiting families can also tune in to live music from three different bands (Oct. 2 only) and participate in crafting workshops and storytelling (Oct. 3 only).

Just remember to reserve timed tickets online at or the ticket office.

The Resnick Pavilion
Free Community Weekend
Oct. 2-3; 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

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