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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.

Venus in Fur  
South Coast Repertory Venus in Fur
 
Auditions are over for the day, and Thomas still hasn’t found the perfect actress for his adaptation of a 19th century erotic novel. Then, Vanda stumbles into the bare rehearsal studio, soaking wet and hours late. Before he can stop her, she strips down to saucy lingerie, wiggles into a white period dress, and mysteriously—hilariously—becomes the elusive leading lady. But the battle for sexual dominance that follows is not limited to the script in what The New York Times called “90 minutes of good, kinky fun.” Recommendation: For adults. Sexual situations and language.

LA Weekly- Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
OC Register- Recommended
Grigware Blogspot- Recommended
OC Weekly- Recommended
Showmag- Recommended

 

 
The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?  
David Henry Hwang Theater The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?
 
"The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?" is the tale of a married, middle-aged architect, Martin, his wife Stevie, and their son Billy, whose lives crumble when Martin falls in love with a goat. The play focuses on the limits of an ostensibly liberal society, challenging audience members to question their own morality and the way in which we choose to maintain humanity and dignity when taken to the brink of extreme chaos.

Stage and Cinema- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
ArtsBeatLA- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
Neon Tommy- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended

 

 
Young Frankenstein  
MET Theatre Young Frankenstein
 
It's alive! Hollywood's king of farce and parody, Mel Brooks, reunited with the creative team behind The Producers for this theatrical reimagining of Young Frankenstein, the 1974 comedy that took on the classical horror film genre. The musical follows young Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") as he tries to complete his grandfather's experiments to reanimate the dead. He's aided by the hunchbacked, bulging-eyed Igor ("Eye-gore"), his beautiful lab assistant, Inga, and the frightfully eccentric housekeeper Frau Blucher, who together sing a number of frightfully catchy tunes like "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." Debuted in 2007 and on Broadway until 2009, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein gets a local cast and a black-box venue in this new production from Doma Theatre Company.

Edge- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
LifeInLA- Recommended
Theatre Spoken Here- Recommended

 
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The Trip to Bountiful  
Ahmanson Theatre The Trip to Bountiful
 
One of Broadway's most loved shows of 2013, The Trip to Bountiful, comes to the Ahmanson stage, starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams & Blair Underwood -- the same trio who starred in the TV film version of the show earlier this year. Tyson and Williams both headlined last year's Broadway production, which earned Tyson every major theatrical award, including the Tony. The Trip to Bountiful has a simple, relatable plot that's both heart-wrenching and inspiring: A spry widow living in a cramped apartment with her watchful son and daughter-in-law sneaks off on a secret journey to her beloved hometown of Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip becomes a life-changing journey. This hit Broadway production -- a revival of the original 1954 production -- inspired The Wall Street Journal's theater critic Terry Teachout to say, "I've never been more deeply moved by a theatrical production of any kind."

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Edge- Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
StageHappenings.com- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Recommended
Culture Vulture- Somewhat Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Recommended

 
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Better  
Atwater Village Theatre Better
 
The world premiere of a gentle, funny examination of family and mortality — a Jewish, Midwestern Chekhov for the 21st century. Annie returns to her childhood home in the Midwest to escape marital discord and visit her father, who is dying of cancer. As dramatic changes outside of her control take place around her, she reconnects with family and childhood friends. Secrets are revealed, wine is drunk, songs are sung and relationships rekindled.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
LA Weekly- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
Examiner- Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Recommended
KCRW- Recommended

 
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Melissa Arctic  
The Road on Magnolia Melissa Arctic
 
MELISSA ARCTIC is Craig Wright’s re-imagining of The Winter's Tale, where romance and joy are resurrected from grief through the redemptive power of art. Set against the backdrop of small town Minnesotan life, the lives of barber Leonard Mattson (Leontes) his wife Mina (Hermione), and their childhood friend and successful industrialist Paul (Polixenes) are forever changed when jealousy and suspicion arise and a series of coincidences occur. Original music and lyrics by Wright add a unique dimension to this story of tragedy and rebirth.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Broadway World- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Recommended

 
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The Importance of Being Earnest  
A Noise Within The Importance of Being Earnest
 
Though they're all about dodging social obligations or commitment of any kind, two wily young bachelors attempt to come across as very earnest -- while masquerading as guys named Ernest -- as they set out to win their well-dowried ladies' hearts. Of course, their plan goes hilariously awry. Oscar Wilde's enduring 1895 satire is a wittily sly romp through Victorian society, filled with one-liners and double entendres that still pack a mighty comic punch today. Revived numerous times on Broadway, ... Earnest was also adapted into a 2002 film starring Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
Edge- Recommended
Neon Tommy- Recommended
The Stage Struck Review- Recommended

 
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Glorious!  
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Glorious!
 
Based on a true story, Peter Quilter’s hilarious comedy invites us into the world of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Known as “the first lady of the sliding scale,” Florence warbled and screeched her way through every performance to an audience who cried out with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, comfortably surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.

Broadway World- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Recommended
OC Register- Recommended
Thespian Thoughts- Somewhat Recommended
Press-Telegram- Somewhat Recommended

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