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  Theatre In LA Top Rated Plays List - The Highest Rated Shows In the LA area
The "Theatre In LA Top Rated Plays List" is a list of the top rated plays now running in the Los Angeles area based on what the current reviews are saying. To see all of the play reviews go to Review Round-Up.

Pulp Shakespeare  
Theatre Asylum Pulp Shakespeare
 
Set in Elizabethan England, Pulp Shakespeare weaves the story of a pair of murderers, their boss’s alluring wife, and a desperate knight, all brought to life by a cast of acclaimed Los Angeles Shakespearean actors.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
BlogCritics.org- Highly Recommended
Campus Circle- Recommended

 
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Jesus Christ Superstar  
MET Theatre Jesus Christ Superstar
 
The ground-breaking rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Race is the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth — told through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. As Jesus’ radical teachings become increasingly embraced by the populace and his fame approaches superstar status, the zeal with which his followers hail him as the Son of God becomes a source of dismay to Judas. Fearing that this tide of religious fervor will provoke brutal repression by the occupying Romans, the disciple must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal.

Broadway World- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
ReviewPlays.com- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended
Gia on the Move- Recommended
Theatre Spoken Here- Recommended

 
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Trevor  
Atwater Village Theatre Trevor
 
Inspired by true events, TREVOR is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away our erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials with the likes of Morgan Fairchild, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly…at least not on purpose. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication and humanity.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Recommended

 
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Carrie  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Carrie
 
Taunted by her peers at school and terrorized by her religious zealot mother at home, CARRIE tells the haunting tale of 17-year-old Carrie White. Lonely and tormented, Carrie discovers she has a shocking secret power. But when a prank at her high school prom goes horribly wrong, everyone finds just how powerful a secret can be...

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
OC Register- Recommended
TheatreMania- Recommended
Musicals In LA- Recommended
Observations Along the Road- Somewhat Recommended

 
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The Other Place  
The Road on Magnolia The Other Place
 
Juliana Smithton is a respected neurologist whose life has recently begun unraveling. Her husband is leaving her, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and she's even beginning to question her own good health. A compelling and acclaimed drama in which nothing is quite what it seems, The Other Place is an award-winning and intimate mystery that blurs fact with fiction, past with present, and Juliana's perception with ever-elusive truth. An elaborately crafted theatrical work, The Other Place will likely keep you talking long after the curtain has closed. This production, staged at The Road on Magnolia in North Hollywood, was nominated for a Tony, an Obie and two Outer Circle Critic Awards during its initial run.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
San Diego Jewish World- Recommended

 
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Tiger By The Tail  
Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre Tiger By The Tail
 
Through a series of letters, a middle-aged therapist in California hits it off with a young Florida inmate after responding to his personal ad. In what sounds like something that began with a Best-of-Craigslist-worthy post, Tiger by the Tail tells the extraordinary story of their complicated, burgeoning relationship. Located on opposite sides of both the country and the penal system, the two men manage to arrange a meeting and a life together seems possible, but the harsh realities of prison life rise up against the couple. Tiger by the Tail makes its west coast premiere at the Lonny Chapman Theatre after winning Best Play during the 2005 Festival of New American Plays in Richmond and a full production in New York.

Broadway World- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
Frontiers- Somewhat Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Recommended

 
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Verdigris  
Theatre West Verdigris
 
Verdigris is a green or greenish-blue coating that forms like rust on brass, bronze or copper, especially with age or neglect. It can also cast an eerily beautiful glow. It doesn’t just happen to brass. In the small town of Edgar, Oklahoma in 1972, young Richard, an aspiring actor, answers an ad for work offering free college tuition as a perk. He’s going to work for Margaret Fielding, a widowed woman in a wheelchair whose limited mobility has not daunted her entrepreneurial spirit. She runs a variety of businesses, selling seeds, beans, and dispatching a taxicab. Once she was young and exquisitely beautiful, desired by more than one man. Illness, age and decay have gradually transformed her into a curmudgeon. The manipulative Margaret treats her sibling, her son, her employees, local politicos, and others abusively, even those devoted to her. Her son would like to move her from the crumbling family home to a retirement community, but she fights him tooth and nail, when she’ll talk to him at all. She tries to sabotage the relationship of Richard and his pretty girlfriend. Why? Can there be any ultimate redemption for Margaret and those around her? Or will things at the Fielding home just continue to fall apart?

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
ReviewPlays.com- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
Gia on the Move- Recommended
Theatre Spoken Here- Somewhat Recommended

 
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The English Bride  
The Road on Magnolia The English Bride
 
The mystery wasn’t what happened; the mystery was why. Inspired by the real-life failed bombing attempt of an El Al flight in 1986, this play centers around an Israeli agent’s desperate search for the truth as he interrogates an Englishwoman and her Arab lover. Who put the bomb on the plane and why? Deceptions and manipulations abound in what the New York Times calls, “A mystery wrapped in a love story — or the other way around.”

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Not Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Recommended
Theatre Spoken Here- Recommended

 
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To see the reviews of all plays go to Review Round-Up.