Six picks for your weekend: ‘Fancy Nancy,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ a ‘Top Gun’ spoof and more

Photos of five women dancing in a musical; a man and woman perform in a ballet; black-and-white scene of soldiers talking
The musical “Fancy Nancy,” Los Angeles Ballet’s “The Sleeping Beauty” and the 1946 drama “The Best Years of Our Lives” make our list of cultural offerings this Memorial Day weekend.
(Chance Theater; Warner Home Video; Reed Hutchinson/Los Angeles Ballet)

A classic ballet, a kid-friendly musical and an Oscar-winning 1946 drama make our short list of Southern California cultural offerings this Memorial Day weekend. Before you go, remember to call or check online for reservation requirements and COVID-19 protocols.

‘The Sleeping Beauty’
Los Angeles Ballet launches a locally touring production of the Tchaikovsky favorite based on the classic fairytale. Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $34 to $131; discounts available for students, children, seniors and active-duty military. Also in Westwood, June 3 and 4, and Glendale, June 11.

‘The Best Years of Our Lives’
The Hollywood Legion Theater marks Memorial Day with a screening of director William Wyler’s multi-Oscar-winning 1946 drama about three World War II veterans readjusting to life in their shared hometown. Post 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 3 p.m. Monday. $15; free for veterans, active-duty military and their families.


A Takashi Murakami exhibit at the Broad. ‘The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome’ at the Getty. ‘L.A. Underwater’ at the Natural History Museum

‘Journey Out of Darkness’
L.A.-based Numi Opera salutes to Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Kurt Weill and other 20th century composers whose works were suppressed by the fascist regimes in their home countries in this one-night-only performance. The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 7 p.m. Sunday. $35, $50.

30 Minute Musicals’ ‘Top Gun’
Danger zone! The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot fighter pilot comes in for an LGBTQ-themed spoofing in this irreverent stage show for adults only. The Cavern Club at Casita Del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; also June 3 and 4. $20.

The actor teams up with director Joseph Kosinski and reunites with Val Kilmer in this grander, weightier sequel to the 1986 blockbuster.

‘The Kitchen Table Project: A Time to Gather’
Invertigo Dance Theatre returns to live performance with a new, site-specific and interactive iteration of this project that began as a series of dance films, virtual experiences, etc., during the early days of the pandemic. Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. $30.

‘Fancy Nancy’
Chance Theater reprises its long-running hit production of this family-friendly musical based on the children’s books about a little girl with one very big personality. Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center, Cripe Stage, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim. 5 p.m. Sunday; other dates through June 19. $24 to $30; discounts available for children, seniors, students and military.