You have many options when it comes to live entertainment in Los Angeles, so the venues on Melrose Avenue take special care to present music and theatre that is absolutely unlike anything you’ll see anywhere else.
Best of all, there are plenty of excellent restaurants and bars within walking distance so your pre-show and post-show food and libations are fully covered.
Here’s what on stage this June on Melrose Avenue:
Written and starring Fiona Goodwin, A Very British Lesbian is a one-British-lesbian show about Fiona’s journey to living out of the closet. For thirty years, she lied to herself in deference to the family, country, and religion that wanted her to be straight. Then she saved her own life. The show runs on Sundays through July 1 at Zephyr Theatre.
7456 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
A winner of the 2016 NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre, Ripe Frenzy is now playing at Greenway Court Theatre. A timely and bold new work, the play explores a mass shooting at a small town high school theatre through the experience of mothers in the community. Ripe Frenzy runs weekends through June 17.
GREENWAY COURT THEATRE
544 No. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036
The very nature of improv makes it a one-time only special event. One! is perfectly titled, as it is one actor (Andrew Leeds) for one hour (at 8pm) doing a completely improvised show just once (June 11). It’s basically the Groundlings equivalent of seeing Bigfoot riding a unicorn through Hogwarts. Don’t miss this chance of a lifetime!
THE GROUNDLINGS THEATRE
7307 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
You have four opportunities every week to see recognizable as well as up-and-coming comedic talent at Sal’s. A one-stop shop for a enjoying a night on Melrose, there’s a New York-style restaurant up front with the comedy room (where you can enjoy your food and drinks) in the back. A rotating, inclusive roster of talent means great entertainment any night.
SAL’S RESTAURANT AND COMEDY CLUB
7356 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90048