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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.

Hostage  
Skylight Theatre Hostage
 
Based on true events. During the Iran hostage crisis and without permission from the US government, a mother travels from Wisconsin to Tehran in hopes of reuniting with her son, a marine held in captivity. Hostage imagines what happened in that room when mother and son were briefly reunited, and the consequences that the mother faced upon returning to the U.S. Suddenly, she became a suspect in her own country. Hostage is a play about patriotism, the political vs. the personal and the ferocity of a mother’s love.

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Hollywood Revealed- Highly Recommended

 
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Rumors  
Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre Rumors
 
Five neurotic couples gather for a dinner party celebrating one couple's tenth anniversary. The best laid plans go wildly awry when guests start arriving to discover their host has shot himself in the earlobe, the hostess is missing, dinner hasn't been started and scandal looms for everyone who dares to enter the house. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. If laughter, indeed, heals, then this madcap series of misadventures will prove to be the perfect prescription for whatever ails you. Allow yourself to get all caught up in Rumors at Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood.

Broadway World- Recommended
NoHoArtsDistrict- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended

 
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Pump Boys and Dinettes  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Pump Boys and Dinettes
 
Out there on Highway 57 in North Carolina, somewhere between Frog Leap and Smyrna, sits a gas station across from the Double Cupp Diner. The Pump Boys and Dinettes know what you want and they’ve got what you need: gasoline and comfort food. Fill your tank and fill your belly: The Energy Duet. They’ve also got a whole bunch of toe-tappin’, hummable country/pop tunes guaranteed to show you a good time.

LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Recommended
Accessibly Live Off-Line- Highly Recommended

 
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Three Days in the Country  
Antaeus Theater Three Days in the Country
 
In Patrick Marber's passionate and comedic update of Turgenev's classic A Month in the Country, a handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household. Over three days one summer the young and the old will learn lessons in love: first love and forbidden love, maternal love and platonic love, ridiculous love and last love; the love left unsaid and the love which must win out.

Broadway World- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Highly Recommended

 
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The Humans  
Ahmanson Theatre The Humans
 
In his "kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving new play" (Chicago Tribune), Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) takes a fresh look at the hilarity, heart and horrors of modern American family life. Deciding to shake the holiday up a bit, Erik Blake brings his family from Pennsylvania to New York City to celebrate Thanksgiving at his youngest daughter's run-down apartment. But as darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night -- and family tensions reach a boiling point. After a successful Broadway run last year, where it won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, The Humans now comes to the Ahmanson in L.A., directed once again by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (Assassins).

Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended
Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Edge- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
On Stage and Screen- Recommended
Peoples World- Recommended

 
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Cabaret  
The Lex Theatre Cabaret
 
Leave the modern world and step back in time to the divinely decadent Kit Kat Klub of pre-war Germany, where the music is tantalizing and the drinks are plentiful. Inside the club, lives intertwine as a cabaret singer, an expat American writer and other misfits and outcasts of Weimar-era Berlin converge to escape a changing society where their kind is less than welcome and dark forces threaten to end the party forever. Led by the mysterious Emcee and charismatic singer Sally Bowles, the colorful characters of this Kander and Ebb masterpiece are eager to entertain you with beloved musical numbers, including "Don't Tell Mama," "Willkommen" and "Cabaret." Here's your chance to see Cabaret in Los Angeles, at Celebration Theatre @ The Lex.

Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
ArtsInLA- Recommended
Musicals In LA- Recommended
Grigware Blogspot- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Recommended
Hains His Way- Highly Recommended
Peoples World- Recommended

 
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Our Very Own Carlin McCullough  
Geffen Playhouse Our Very Own Carlin McCullough
 
Our Very Own Carlin McCullough is a 10-year-old tennis prodigy, being raised by a supportive single mom. But when her daughter's dedicated new coach begins guiding her career to smashing success, it sets off a fierce back-and-forth volley over what's best for the girl and her future. Written by actress Amanda Peet (Brockmire, The Good Wife, Something's Gotta Give), and starring Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife) and Joe Tippett (Waitress) this exciting new play is set to receive its world premiere at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the acclaimed Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

LA Weekly- Somewhat Recommended
The Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
Will Call- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Accessibly Live Off-Line- Recommended

 
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Lysistrata Unbound  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Lysistrata Unbound
 
In this newly imagined, dramatic version of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, an aristocratic Athenian matron is crushed by fateful events and gradually transformed into the most celebrated anti-war activist of the ancient world.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
Broadway World- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Highly Recommended
Santa Monica Daily Press- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
Theatre Notes- Recommended

 
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Big Fish  
Chance Theater Big Fish
 
Adapted from Daniel Wallace's novel and Tim Burton's acclaimed film, and featuring spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family and The Wild Party), Big Fish is a fantastical musical that illustrates the larger-than-life anecdotes of Edward Bloom, a man nearing the end of his life. This fact has compelled his grown son Will to embark on an adventure of his own - to unravel his real dad from the myths of his tall tales. Filled with magic, love, luck, and crazy coincidences, this rollicking fantasy set in the American South is a tribute to the power of dreaming big.

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

 

 
The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble The Death and Life of Mary Jo  Kopechne
 
Who was Mary Jo Kopechne? The answer to a trivia question? The woman who kept Ted Kennedy from being President? The ultimate #MeToo victim? The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne imagines who this young woman was and who she could have been had she not gotten in the car with the senator. What if the two dead Kennedy brothers, JFK and RFK, had shown up to bail out their kid brother? What if Mary Jo Kopechne had the chance to confront them? And what if things had gone differently that fateful night in July of 1969, just 24 hours before man landed on the moon -- and three years before Richard Nixon inhabited the White House? A timely dramedy of magic realism and revisionist history told with wit and insight, The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne comes to the Odyssey Theatre in L.A.

Broadway World- Recommended
Will Call- Highly Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended
Hains His Way- Somewhat Recommended

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