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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.

Matilda the Musical  
Ahmanson Theatre Matilda the Musical
From the brilliantly creative mind behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony-Award-winning Matilda the Musical. The Broadway and London hit launches its U.S. tour in L.A., and this pre-sale offer gets you seats now before they go on sale to the general public. Named Time magazine's number one show of the year, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl -- and later made into a movie starring Danny DeVito and Mara Wilson -- Matilda the Musical has a powerhouse team behind it, including Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
Culture Vulture- Recommended
KCRW- Recommended

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To Kill A Mockingbird  
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum To Kill A Mockingbird
Christopher Sergel’s stage adaptation captures the warmth and poignancy of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a compelling and timeless story about the loss of innocence. In a small Southern town during the depression, the idyllic childhood of eight-year old Scout and her brother Jem is changed forever when their lawyer-father defends a poor black man accused of raping a white woman. Through the drama of the trial and its aftermath, the children experience the harsh realities of prejudice that surround them. Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
Jesther Entertainment- Recommended
Culture Spot LA- Recommended

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American Idiot  
MET Theatre American Idiot
Based on Green Day's Grammy-winning concept album of the same name, American Idiot is a high-energy, two-time Tony-winning rock opera uses the songs from the album, plus several from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown, to drive the story. Three lifelong friends -- Johnny, Will and Tunny -- are forced to choose between following their dreams or remaining in the safety of the suburbs. Popular songs featured in American Idiot include "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the title track, which was nominated for four Grammys when it was released in 2005. See the high-octane show this summer at The MET in Los Angeles. Description This show features adult content and strong language. Parental discretion is advised. The show also feature the use of strobe lights and loud rock music.

Edge- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
Culture Spot LA- Somewhat Recommended
Grigware Blogspot- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended

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Miserable with an Ocean View  
Whitefire Theatre Miserable with an Ocean View
Howard Skora in association with the Whitefire Theatre present “Miserable with an Ocean View”, a comedy written and produced by Howard Skora, directed by Jim Fall. Jeff Shapiro has one last thing to do before his wheelchair-bound, Long Island mother from hell (Oscar-nominee Patty McCormack) kicks the bucket and he just can't muster the courage. But with the help of his squabbling siblings and a talking French clown doll long stashed away in a closet, Jeff just might pull it together in time, in this laugh-out-loud comedy about love, death and taking control of one’s life.

Broadway World- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
Frontiers- Somewhat Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Recommended

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The Heir Apparent  
Long Beach Performing Arts Center The Heir Apparent
International City Theatre presents the Los Angeles premiere of the hilarious French farce The Heir Apparent, written by Broadway playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur). An adaptation of Jean-François Regnard's 1708 masterpiece, The Heir Apparent tells the story of Eraste, who desperately wants to marry Isabelle. To do so, he must secure an inheritance from his miserable old uncle Geronte, who has bequeathed his money to distant relatives. It will be up to Eraste's resourceful servant Crispin to save the day using disguises and his quick wits. This amusing comedy of mistaken identity will be performed entirely in rhyming verse at the International City Theatre at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
OC Register- Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Recommended

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A Permanent Image  
Theatre/Theater A Permanent Image
As members of an estranged family from a small town in Idaho gather to bury the family patriarch, Mom delivers a surprising twist. The traditionally joyous and colorful holidays are approaching, and siblings Bo and Ally are stunned to see how their childhood home has been "decorated" for the occasion. We soon see a method behind this madness as A Permanent Image paints a stunning picture of the interrelations in this broken family.

LA Splash- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Recommended
Showmag- Recommended
Theatre Spoken Here- Not Recommended

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