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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.

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
ReviewPlays.com- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended
Theatre Spoken Here- Recommended

 
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Pulp Shakespeare  
Theatre Asylum Pulp Shakespeare
 
What an absolute joy to watch the scenes we all know so well from Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction being retold as if by The Bard himself. Pulp Shakespeare weaves the stories of a pair of murderers, their boss’ alluring wife, and a desperate knight, together in a style that only Tarantino (and Shakespeare) could conceive. Pistols are traded in for daggers, cars for horses, and the ‘Royale with Cheese” for “Hachis Parmentier”.

Broadway World- Recommended
Edge- Recommended
Gia on the Move- Recommended
Observations Along the Road- Recommended

 
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Dame Edna Glorious Goodbye: Farewell Tour  
Ahmanson Theatre Dame Edna Glorious Goodbye:  Farewell Tour
 
Of all the great female stars to emerge from Australia -- Olivia-Newton John, Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman -- none can hold a candle to the rhinestone-studded awesomeness of Dame Edna Everage, the planet's reigning (and only) "gigastar." The widely-loved neon-haired homemaker, talk show host, fashion icon, swami and sought-after friend, has for more than four decades, dazzled audiences the world over with her one-of-a-kind banter, infinite wisdom and fabulous beauty tips. Now, in a side-splitting, historic finale, Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is capping her spectacular 50-year career with this celebratory show that finds her surrounded by spectacular sets and gorgeous, talented dancers. With her take-no-prisoners comedy and hijinks, Dame Edna is not going out with a whimper and no one is safe from her wicked-sharp tongue.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
LA Weekly- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Edge- Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Somewhat Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
Neon Tommy- Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended

 
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Furgue  
Atwater Village Theatre Furgue
 
How can composers Piotr Tchaikovsky, Arnold Schoenberg and Carlo Gesualdo balance the chaos of their creativity with their need for love? Playwright Tommy Smith and director Chris Fields (the team behind last season’s Firemen, named one of the “Best Stage Plays of 2014” by Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty) trace three real-life love triangles in a passionate tale of intrigue, jealousy and music.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Theatre Review- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Somewhat Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Showmag- Recommended

 
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The Price  
Mark Taper Forum The Price
 
Arthur Miller's masterpiece The Price brings together two long-estranged brothers -- one a cop of limited means, the other a successful doctor -- in the attic of a New York City brownstone as they sort through their deceased parents' belongings. Decades of sacrifice, resentment, bitterness and jealousies ignite when the fraternal debate moves beyond the value of the items to the values and successes of their own lives. In celebration of Miller's centennial, Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes directs this provocative new production at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Showmag- Recommended

 
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Sons of the Prophet  
2nd Stage Theatre Sons of the Prophet
 
Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate) is a refreshingly honest take on how we cope with wounds that just won't heal. If to live is to suffer, then Joseph Douaihy is more alive than most. With unexplained chronic pain and the fate of his reeling family on his shoulders, Joseph's health, sanity, and insurance premium are on the line. In an age when modern medicine has a cure for just about everything, Sons of the Prophet is the funniest play about human suffering you're likely to see.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Recommended
LAist- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
LA Splash- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
Total Theater- Not Recommended

 
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Serrano The Musical  
The Matrix Serrano The Musical
 
“Cyrano” meets “The Sopranos” in this World Premiere musical! Serrano D’Angelo is a renaissance man - poet, connoisseur of arts…and the enforcer for the Reyo crime family. Don Reyo seeks Serrano’s help in educating his nephew Vinnie, a handsome but foul-mouthed young mobster. The goal: to take the “crude” out of Vinnie so he can seduce the beautiful and refined daughter of a judge who sits on a case involving “The Family.” If Vinnie succeeds, the judge would be compromised and have to recuse himself from the case; and the next judge in line is owned by the mob. Serrano accepts Don Reyo’s challenge only to discover that the judge’s daughter is the beautiful Rosanna, the woman with whom Serrano is secretly in love.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
LA Weekly- Somewhat Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
LA Splash- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
Musicals In LA- Somewhat Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Grigware Blogspot- Recommended
Gia on the Move- Somewhat Recommended

 
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Train To Zakopane  
Edgemar Center for the Arts Train To Zakopane
 
Train To Zakropane: A true story of hate and love, by Henry Jaglom, reveals humanity in the most unlikely of places – prejudice. This original new play, which will have its World Premiere October 23rd at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, is based upon true events that occurred in the life of Henry Jaglom’s father as he crossed Poland on a train in 1928. Anti-Semitism was, at that time, rife in much of Europe, especially in Poland. In TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE: A true story of hate and love, a successful Russian businessman meets a captivating young nurse in the Polish army on a train-trip to Warsaw, and he is faced with a life-changing dilemma when he discovers that the nurse he is drawn to – and who is enchanted by him -- is fiercely anti-Semitic. Will he reveal to her he is Jewish? Will he move toward love, or will he move toward revenge? The actual train-ride across Poland – and the weekend stop-over in the resort town of Zakopane that followed - haunted Henry Jaglom’s father for a lifetime.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Not Recommended
ReviewPlays.com- Recommended
Will Call- Recommended
Jesther Entertainment- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended
Joe Straw #9- Recommended

 
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The Night Alive  
Geffen Playhouse The Night Alive
 
Coming off successful runs in London, Chicago and off-Broadway, where it won the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Conor McPherson's The Night Alive arrives at the Geffen to tell the compelling story of Tommy, a down-on-his-luck Irish bloke who finds that his one good deed will not go unpunished. A slovenly sort who's taken up residence in his uncle's Dublin house, Tommy and his best friend Doc keep busy plotting get-rich-quick schemes, until one night, Tommy rescues a young woman from a violent attack. After the rescue, he takes the woman in and begins to care for her. Irish playwright McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) is an Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee who's famed for his poetic dialogue and richly textured storytelling.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Somewhat Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
Examiner- Somewhat Recommended
ArtsInLA- Somewhat Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Recommended
Culture Vulture- Somewhat Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Huffington Post- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Recommended
Theatre Spoken Here- Somewhat Recommended

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