Show at Barre
Photo of dancing on the bar

BARRE is located at 1714 N Vermont Los Angeles
(323) 661-6163

"Los Feliz, one of the crown jewels of L.A. hipsterdom, has long been known as a hotbed of underground music, film and art, but not so much for its blithe way with musical theater. Which is likely why a new series of dinner shows at Vermont Kitchen & Bar is playing weekend after weekend to a sold-out room.

The series, called "For the Record," is a mixture of cabaret and dinner theater but doesn't fall easily into either category. That's because each show is tailored around the music, and bare-bones plots, of films by a particular director. Through the first weekend in June, that director is Baz Luhrmann.

The show, created by producer-director Shane Scheel and musical director Chris Bratten, features talented performers (many with Broadway résumés) singing songs from "Romeo + Juliet," "Strictly Ballroom" and "Moulin Rouge." And since Luhrmann specializes in bringing edgy, unexpected modernity to classic tales, the entertainment is very pop 'n' roll."
—Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times


Ryan Scott Oliver—July 6th @ 7:30PM and 9:30PM

Michael Arden—July 20th

Photo Michael Arden

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