Lex 18 hosts Moulin Rouge-themed shows


Sunday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 29
Limited to 20 persons per show
6:00pm seating
7:45pm seating

Price per person: $55.00
Gratuity and 7.25% tax are additional and presented on site
Includes: Three course dinner, bottle of wine from our select French wines (1 bottle per couple), dinner show.

Tickets and menu at http://moulinrougedinner.bpt.me/

Moulin Rouge ~ “Auditions for L’Amour” is a magical evening to remember; fine French cuisine, contemporary and vintage love songs, farcical magic, wild Paris can can dancing, fabulous costumes and a touching love story. This three-course dinner is paired with a bottle of wine for each couple to share. Vive Le Moulin Rouge, vive L’Amour!

Inspired by the 2001 love story movie, Moulin Rouge, it is 1904, Montmartre, Paris. It is a time between wars, when people were excited to discover extravagant dance halls that brought together a mix of underworld and girls of easy virtue with the affluent and influential. It was in the Jardin de Paris that the Moulin Rouge became the temple of music, dance and artistic performance. And at this moment they are seeking a new musical dramatist and conducting auditions for a new act. Charles Zidler, Moulin Rouges manager believes he has found his theatre composer in a young American named Jerome Kern visiting from New York. Zidler has also found two new prospects for a new act, an English actress who loves her craft and an American dancer who seeks fame with the help of a rich tycoon investor.

Madame Oller, Moulin Rouges choreographer and artistic director, is not easy to please and is not easily influenced by the politics of investors but by her audience; an audience that she has invited backstage to view the auditions and draw from them their desires.

Over two days of auditions of music, magic and dance performances the artists make new discoveries about their hidden feelings and ambitions. What is clear is that love is emotionally chaotic, blissfully oblivious and often unrequited.

We ask our guests to “dress-up” for this event in formal to cocktail attire. We especially encourage donning on any vintage ensembles from 1900’s – formal wear and tuxedos are encouraged.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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