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Top Rated Plays List - The Highest Rated Shows In LA

The "Theatre In LA Top Rated Plays List" is a list of the top rated plays now running in the LA area based on what the current reviews are saying. To see all of the play reviews go to Review Round-Up.

Fat Ham

Meet Juicy, a young, queer Black man with a Shakespearean-sized dilemma. When the ghost of his dead father shows up at his family's BBQ wedding reception demanding his murder be avenged, does the poetic and sensitive Juicy have it in him to do the deed, or will he "to thine own self be true?" See what the New York Times calls "a hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy," in this Pulitzer Prize-winning take on Hamlet, direct from Broadway to L.A.

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Ticket Holders LA- Highly Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Highly Recommended
Fat Ham
Freud on Cocaine

Trust me, Im a doctor. Jonathan Slavin (Santa Clarita Diet, Dr. Ken, Better Off Ted) stars in Freud on Cocaine, an outrageous new comedy based on the documented letters, notes, dreams, and recollections of neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud that attest to his decade-long use of cocaine, both in his practice and personal life.

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Highly Recommended
Night Tinted Glasses- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Glamgical- Highly Recommended
The Hollywood Times- Recommended
2UrbanGirls- Recommended
Freud on Cocaine
Fatherland

The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of Fatherland, a riveting true story. A 19-year-old faces the hardest day in his life when he testifies in federal court after informing the FBI of his father's involvement in the Jan 6 attack on Capitol. Fast-moving, powerful, and theatrical, Fatherland erupts verbatim from official court transcripts, case evidence, and public statements.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Highly Recommended
Night Tinted Glasses- Somewhat Recommended
Showmag- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Ticket Holders LA- Highly Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Highly Recommended
The Hollywood Times- Highly Recommended
2UrbanGirls- Highly Recommended
Fatherland
Funny Girl

The sensational Broadway revival dazzles with celebrated classic songs, including "Don't Rain On My Parade," "I'm the Greatest Star," and "People." This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she'd never be a star, but then something funny happened-she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.

Broadway World- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Ticket Holders LA- Highly Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Highly Recommended
Funny Girl
The Bespoke Overcoat

Inspired by Nicolai Gogol's famous short story, Wolf Mankowitz's The Bespoke Overcoat is by turns a deeply comic and unforgettably poignant reimagining of Gogol's most famous classic tale, The Overcoat. Reset by Mankowitz into the Jewish East End of London, this story about an old clerk who can't afford a new overcoat is a tale of love and resilience told with dignity and humor. Immediately hailed as one of Britain's most exciting young playwrights when the play opened in London in 1953, Mankowitz adapted it into a film that won the Oscar at the 29th Academy Awards for Best Short Subject Film in 1957. The son of a Jewish bookseller in London's East End, Mankowitz was a prolific dramatist, novelist, and screenwriter often know for depicting acts of humanity in a flawed but facinating world.

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
Glamgical- Highly Recommended
The Bespoke Overcoat
Monsters of the American Cinema

Rogue Machine at The Matrix

Poster web.jpgWhen his husband dies, Remy Washington, a Black man, finds himself to be the owner of a drive-in movie theater and a caregiver to his late husband's straight, white teenage son, Pup. United by their love of classic American monster movies, the two have developed a warm and caring familial chemistry - but their relationship fractures when Remy discovers that Pup and his friends have been bullying a gay teen at his school. Told through dueting monologue and playful dialogue, this haunting and humorous tale is about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters, discovery and resilience while being transported to worlds beyond through the American cinema.

LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Recommended
Larchmont Buzz- Recommended
Monsters of the American Cinema
Ophelia

"Ophelia" is an existential dramedy dealing with time-shifting, finding one's destiny and the quest to fix a "broken life."

Broadway World- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Ophelia

To see the LA Theatre Reviews of all plays go to the Theatre In LA Review Round-Up.