Dinner theater reveals the theatrical nature of dining, wherein forks clash over appetizers and simple questions prompt waiters to deliver soliloquies on the nature of choice. Eat a dramatic dinner with today's Groupon: for $60, you get two tickets to For the Record and $50 worth of upscale fare at Barre Vermont and Vermont Restaurant (a $120 total value). Performances are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Barre Vermont and Vermont Restaurant orchestrates a festive fusion of fine dining and live performance that celebrates the soundtracks of directors such as Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction) and Baz Luhrmann, (Moulin Rouge!, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet). Touting a cast of seasoned Broadway and Hollywood performers, For The Record: Baz Luhrmann surrounds spectators with dazzling renditions of songs such as "When Doves Cry," "Time After Time," "Roxanne," and "Children of the Revolution, while For the Record: Quentin Tarantino charts the idiosyncratic filmmaker's soundtracks from his debut up through 2009's Inglorious Basterds.
The audience's thunderous applause cools off steaming dishes from two restaurants on the premises. Show at Barre's menu of upscale fare includes brick-oven flatbread pizzas ($14) and the Fork burger layered with root-beer barbecue sauce ($15). Pre- or post-performance, Vermont Restaurant's kitchen staff sates appetites with a menu that pairs goat cheese and truffle ravioli ($18) with signature tonics such as the Kir Vermont with champagne, St. Germain, and mint cultivated through exposure to Baz Luhrmann soundtracks ($11). Previous performances, which may be revived, have included homages to John Hughes and the Coen Brothers.
1714 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90027