Monday, March 02, 2009

FREE L.A.: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Kid-Friendly "Pillow Theatre"

Sometimes, you gotta add a little culture to the kid's diet. That's why we made the extra effort this Saturday to head down to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the latest installment of its kid-friendly Pillow Theatre.

The free event -- well, other than the $8 parking -- gets little ones to experience art and performance deep inside the Chandler. A makeshift stage is set up on the upstairs balcony, and kids are asked to plop down on scattered pillows in front of the stage.

Saturday's show, performed by the Hudson Vagabond Puppets, brought the Beatrix Potter story "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck" to life. Giant puppets danced and acted to the narrated story.

Afterward, craft tables were set up outside for kids to create their own Jemima Puddle-duck card.

The next Pillow Theatre takes place on April 25 and features "ZunZun, The Musical Rainforest (La Selva Canta)."

Like the other Pillow Theatre performances, free tickets are available starting an hour before the performance. Get there early -- the shows fill up.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Grand Hall
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 972-8000

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