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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.

Luna Gale  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Luna Gale
 
This sharp-eyed contemporary drama focuses its gaze on a conflicted social worker, who's struggling to decide whether a baby named Luna Gale should be in the custody of her troubled young parents or the infant's grandmother, a religious evangelist. Chicago's Goodman Theatre brings its world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize nominee Rebecca Gilman's latest to L.A. with its cast and acclaimed director, Robert Falls, intact. The Chicago Tribune hailed the show as "excellent and intensely involving," while the city's Sun-Times agreed, calling it "provocative and impassioned."

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
ArtsBeatLA- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
Neon Tommy- Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Recommended
KCRW- Recommended

 
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Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin  
Geffen Playhouse Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin
 
In January, we'll be "Puttin' on the Ritz" with HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN. Called "the greatest songwriter that has ever lived," by George Gershwin, Berlin is known for innumerable American classics such as "White Christmas," "God Bless America," "Anything You Can Do," and "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails." Jerome Kern said it all: "Irving Berlin... is American music."

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Culver City News- Recommended
Grigware Blogspot- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended
Pat Rye Reviews- Recommended

 
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Almost Maine  
Hudson Theatre Almost Maine
 
Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States – It’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So, it’s just…Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. ALMOST, MAINE: It’s love. But not quite.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
Neon Tommy- Recommended
Gia on the Move- Recommended

 

 
Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight  
Pasadena Playhouse Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight
 
An updated version of the classic Grimm fairytale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight is a singing and soaring winter adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni), a live pony, interaction with the audience and contemporary music from Jessie J's "Domino" to John Legend's "All Of Me,” Pharrell Williams "Happy" to Survivor's "Eye of The Tiger" and more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 – 102! “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the forum.” – Los Angeles Times.

LA Weekly- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Edge- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended

 
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Putting It Together  
Attic Theatre Putting It Together
 
Putting It Together is a musical revue showcasing the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning songs of Stephen Sondheim. Celebrating Sondheim's incomparable career in musical theatre and featuring nearly 30 songs, the show takes place at a Hollywood movie premiere party in the home of the producer/director and his trophy wife leading lady. A composer and his date, a wanna-be starlet, along with an up-and-coming screenwriter, spend the evening reflecting on the illusions and desires of relationships intertwined amidst life "in the biz" in Hollywood.

Broadway World- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
Grigware Blogspot- Recommended
Pat Rye Reviews- Recommended

 
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Serial Killer Barbie  
NoHo Arts Center Serial Killer Barbie
 
As one half of the musical duo “Kate and Kacey”, Coppola has been a performer and musician all her life. She studied music at The University of Southern California, and she’s written songs for George Strait, performed at the Grande Ole Opry, and toured with Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and Little Big Town. Kacey and her twin sister were recording artists for Big Machine Records, are Grammy nominated songwriters (EMI), and were finalists on the CMT hit show “Can You Duet”. Recently her love for theater has pulled her home, with regional credits including Ring of Fire, Swing! (Andrews Sister), Honky Tonk Angels (Darlene), and Respect! A musical Journey of Women. Coppola is beyond excited to be back onstage with the fabulous world premiere of Serial Killer Barbie. Love to Rossi and Stella, and all her wonderful family around the world!

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Edge- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
ReviewPlays.com- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
Neon Tommy- Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Recommended

 

 
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
ReviewPlays.com- Recommended
Will Call- Recommended
Jesther Entertainment- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended
Joe Straw #9- Recommended

 
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Blithe Spirit  
Ahmanson Theatre Blithe Spirit
 
Broadway, film and TV legend Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote) returns to her Tony-winning role as Madame Arcati in this blockbuster revival of Noël Coward comedy Blithe Spirit, alongside Downton Abbey's Charles Edwards. Novelist Charles Condomine (Edwards) invites medium Madame Arcati (Lansbury) to his house for a séance as research for his latest novel. But Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles' dead wife, Elvira -- much to the chagrin of his current wife. Now Charles is caught in the middle of a contentious love triangle from beyond the grave. Hot on the heels of hit runs on Broadway and London's West End, this revival by Tony-winning director Michael Blakemore (Kiss Me, Kate) has been called "gob-smackingly brilliant" (Daily Express).

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Somewhat Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Edge- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Somewhat Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended

 
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Into The Woods  
Westchester Playhouse Into The Woods
 
A fresh, adult spin on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods interweaves and re-imagines the stories of a number of beloved characters to examine whether "happily ever after" is really even possible. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife are lured into completing a number of tasks by a witch who promises to grant them their wish. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack the Giant Slayer. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards. The cast recording, which includes "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky" and "No One Is Alone," took home a Grammy.

The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Somewhat Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Recommended

 
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What the Butler Saw  
Mark Taper Forum What the Butler Saw
 
Wild, bawdy and ferociously playful, Joe Orton's outrageous farce What the Butler Saw is one of the seminal works of modern comedy. When a psychiatrist tries to seduce an aspiring secretary, his botched efforts lead to comic bedlam involving his insatiable wife, a randy bellhop, a befuddled police officer and Sir Winston Churchill. Psychiatry, religion, marriage, government, definitions of gender and even language are all targets of British playwright Orton's poison pen. His sly jokes and hilarious shenanigans will have you shaking with laughter from start to finish.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Somewhat Recommended
LA Daily News- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Edge- Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
Campus Circle- Recommended
Neon Tommy- Recommended
TheatreMania- Recommended
Culture Vulture- Somewhat Recommended
Total Theater- Recommended
Huffington Post- Recommended
LA Downtown News- Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Not Recommended
Showmag- Recommended

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