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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.

The Skin of Our Teeth  
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum The Skin of Our Teeth
 
The story of humankind told through the lives of the Antrobus family. Set in 20th century New Jersey and the Ice Age, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a whirlwind of modernity and antiquity. As relevant today as its original production in 1942, this inspiring piece of Americana uses humor, history and mythology to highlight humanity’s drive to carry on. The Skin of Our Teeth is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

LA Daily News- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
Accessibly Live Off-Line- Highly Recommended
Theatre Notes- Highly Recommended
Peoples World- Recommended

 
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Moby Dick-Rehearsed  
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Moby Dick-Rehearsed
 
Adapted from Herman Melville’s classic tale, Moby Dick – Rehearsed thrusts the audience into a hair-raising whaling voyage under the helm of Captain Ahab. The brooding one-legged fanatic is consumed by his vengeful obsession to kill the dreaded white mammoth whale … Moby Dick.

Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Total Theater- Highly Recommended
Accessibly Live Off-Line- Recommended
The Fume of Sighs- Highly Recommended

 
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Twelfth Night  
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Twelfth Night
 
Mischief, madness and romance are in the air this summer when Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents Shakespeare's rollicking comedy in its magical, outdoor Topanga amphitheater. Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, and fearing that her brother Sebastian has drowned, Viola must disguise herself as a man. She falls in love with the neighboring Duke Orsino — who loves the Lady Olivia — who loves the disguised Viola. But false appearances are the norm on this Island of Misrule, where the fool is king, the court jester is a philosopher, and hijinks among the servants are wickedly delicious.

Theatre Notes- Highly Recommended
Theatre Times- Highly Recommended
On Stage Blog- Recommended
The Fume of Sighs- Highly Recommended

 

 
The Caucasian Chalk Circle  
Antaeus Theater The Caucasian Chalk Circle
 
Set against a backdrop of violence and injustice, Bertolt Brecht's 1944 masterpiece is a play within a play. Farmers debating the best use of their land enact a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a nobly born baby during a bloody revolution and the unconventional judge who determines their fate.

Los Angeles Times- Recommended
Broadway World- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
On Stage Los Angeles- Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Highly Recommended
Gia on the Move- Recommended
KCRW- Somewhat Recommended
Showmag- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Theatre Notes- Highly Recommended
On Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

 

 
Scraps  
The Matrix Scraps
 
Set in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, three months after the fatal shooting of black teenager Forest Winthrop by a white police officer, Scraps is a provocative mash up of poetry, realism and expressionism that chronicles the effects of Forest’s death on his family and friends.

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
Total Theater- Somewhat Recommended
KCRW- Highly Recommended
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
Theatre Notes- Highly Recommended
On Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended
Peoples World- Recommended

 

 
The Producers  
Celebration Theatre The Producers
 
The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, caricatures of homosexuals and Nazis, and many show business in-jokes.

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

 
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An Enemy of the People  
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum An Enemy of the People
 
Artistic Director Ellen Geer moves Henrik Ibsen’s powerful play from a small town in the south of Norway to a small town in the American South. It’s 1980 and a dinner party is interrupted at the home of Dr. Stockmann, the patriarch of a multi-racial family and medical officer at a popular new tourist spa. A letter brings the bad news that the water at the spa is contaminated, threatening the health of visitors and the town’s economy. Powerful people have difficult choices to make in Theatricum’s adaptation of this classic — and extraordinarily timely — struggle of the individual versus society.

LA Splash- Recommended
Hollywood Progressive- Recommended
Theatre Notes- Highly Recommended
The Fume of Sighs- Recommended

 
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Finding Neverland  
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Finding Neverland
 
Based on the Academy Award winning Miramax motion picture by the same name, FINDING NEVERLAND follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer - and the man - he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he's been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Delighted by the boys' hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play unlike any the high-society London theatergoers have ever seen. It's a tremendous risk, but as Barrie himself has discovered- when you believe, you can fly.

Los Angeles Times- Somewhat Recommended
LA Weekly- Recommended
Edge- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
ArtsInLA- Highly Recommended

 

 
Aleichem Sholom! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem  
Santa Monica Playhouse Aleichem Sholom! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem
 
ake a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world’s most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you’re treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated Sholom Aleichem’s real and fantasy worlds. This bold and bittersweet, raucous and romantic musical comedy celebrates the great man’s 102nd Yahrzeit, journeying through his loves and losses, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, his fame and his failures. The new musical — the fifth in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem quintilogy — stars veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who once again takes on the role of the beloved author. Catch Aleichem Sholom! at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.

Broadway World- Highly Recommended
LA Splash- Recommended
The Tolucan Times- Recommended
Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended

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