I love shows where the bus driver or the mayor breaks out into song, so of course I was mesmerized by Todrick Hall’s Beauty and the Beat. The 27-year-old former American Idol contestant has a history with musicals in his native Texas, but set this outrageous Beauty and The Beast parody in our own Leimert Park. Watch Belle sing and dance her way through the beauty parlors, wig shops and back alleys of the Crenshaw district. The music is great, but it’s not going to win any enlightened media awards… so beware. I’m glad it wasn’t The Little Mermaid or they might have ended up inside the Leimert Park fountain.