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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.

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead  
A Noise Within Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
 
Hamlet is turned topsy turvy in this brilliant, Tony Award®-winning comedy that thrusts Shakespeare’s two minor characters to the frontlines with no rules except one: they are destined to die. Trapped in a universe where the flip of a coin always comes up heads and pirates can pop-up anytime, can our hapless protagonists triumph in a battle of wits, escape their fate, and make sense of a senseless world?

Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Highly Recommended
Showmag- Highly Recommended
Hains His Way- Highly Recommended

 

 
Showpony  
Victory Theatre Center Showpony
 
When the mostly white employees from a large ad agency reveal their unconscious racism through slips of the tongue and gender micro-aggressions, the tensions build as aggressions move into overt racism and misogyny. Both African-American and white women fight back as hidden agendas, alliances and liaisons rise to the surface -- in fierce and funny ways. Enjoy the world premiere of Show Pony at Burbank's Victory Theatre Center.

Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Highly Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Highly Recommended
Showmag- Recommended
Accessibly Live Off-Line- Highly Recommended

 
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The Little Foxes  
Antaeus Theater The Little Foxes
 
Lillian Hellman's dark tale of greed, deceit and betrayal is the story of a family in crisis. Set in the Deep South of 1900 where women have scant options and men seem to hold all the power, Regina Giddens will stop at nothing - even blackmail - to wrest the family business away from her scheming brothers.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Theatre Notes- Highly Recommended
On Stage and Screen- Recommended

 

 
Radiant Vermin  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Radiant Vermin
 
A wickedly funny satire flecked with horror. In this outrageous comedy with a killer heart by acclaimed British playwright and provocateur Philip Ridley, Ollie and Jill want to tell you about their dream home — but some of the things they did to get it… well, you might find them kind of shocking. Presented by L.A.’s hottest new theater company, Door Number 3.

Broadway World- Recommended
Will Call- Highly Recommended
Total Theater- Highly Recommended
Gia on the Move- Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Theatre Notes- Highly Recommended

 
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Cost Of Living  
Fountain Theatre Cost Of Living
 
In Martyna Majok’s gripping and unexpectedly funny play, John is a rich, quick-witted grad student who has cerebral palsy. Ani is an hilariously foul-mouthed quadriplegic. The people who help them, Jess and Eddie, have their own struggles to contend with. Cost of Living is a haunting, rigorously unsentimental play about the forces that bring people together and the realities of facing the world with physical disabilities. Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, as well as the Edgerton New Play Prize; the Jean Kennedy Smith Prize, John F. Kennedy Center; the Women's Invitational Prize, Ashland New Play Festival; the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding New Play; and named one of the “Best Plays of 2017” by The New York Times.

Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended
Will Call- Highly Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Discover Hollywood- Recommended
On Stage and Screen- Recommended

 
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Oppenheimer  
Electric Lodge Oppenheimer
 
A man always isolated in the crowd, J. Robert Oppenheimer is chosen to lead the largest scientific undertaking ever. The task? To make sure the Allies win World War II. To make the world safe for democracy. No sacrifice is too much - not friendship, nor love, nor deep-rooted beliefs - but the way he will save the world could ultimately destroy it.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Highly Recommended
Total Theater- Highly Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Hollywood Revealed- Recommended

 

 
Vietgone  
David Henry Hwang Theater Vietgone
 
Vietgone spins a modern twist on the classic boy-meets-girl story: Quang and Tong are refugees fleeing the Vietnam War, who hook up and fall in love in a relocation camp in Arkansas. Bold and fearless, Vietgone takes audiences on a hilariously rip-roaring ride across 1970s America with a hot soundtrack that serves up hip-hop, sass, and revolution.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
Broadway World- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended

 
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Paradise  
Ruskin Group Theatre Paradise
 
When a southern coal-mining town goes from boom to bust, a charismatic preacher arrives to offer salvation…along with his bombshell sidekick who was rescued from a stripper pole. But, now there’s a network reality TV producer from Hollywood who has different ideas about how to make their town great again.

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
Will Call- Highly Recommended
Total Theater- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended

 

 
Dear Evan Hansen  
Ahmanson Theatre Dear Evan Hansen
 
Following its hugely successful run at Broadway's Music Box Theater, this darkly comic musical is set to tour across the country from Fall 2018, kicking off in Denver. The six-time Tony winning, poignant and thought-provoking production has received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love and the search for acceptance, with a score from the composing team behind 2017's Academy Award-winning La-La Land, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended
LA Weekly- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
Grigware Blogspot- Highly Recommended
Cultural Weekly- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
Hains His Way- Recommended
On Stage and Screen- Recommended

 

 
Steambath  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Steambath
 
This play presents the afterlife as a steambath, in which recently deceased souls (who may not in every case realize that they're dead) continue to obsess about the same petty concerns that obsessed them in their lives. Ultimately, they are cast into another room offstage which is represented by a dark void by God, the steambath's Puerto Rican attendant and with the help of his assistant Gottlieb. In the play, the new arrival Tandy at first refuses to accept what's happened, and when he finally does, he pleads to be allowed to return to his life. Steambath was controversial when first produced for its obscene language, its satirical take on religion and some brief nudity. Now you can catch it on the stage of the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles.

Will Call- Recommended
Total Theater- Somewhat Recommended
Theatre Notes- Recommended

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