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

We Know How You Die!  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre We Know How You Die!
 
Have you met The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre? It’s the buzzed-about troupe that launched the careers of Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon, Ellie Kemper, and Bobby Moynihan… and when they get to DC this summer, they’re going to do what they do best: get on stage and kill. For their first-ever multi-performance run outside of New York City, the world’s most audacious innovators in improv comedy are creating a completely new long-form show every single night just for Woolly audiences. In a whirlwind of interconnected scenes performed by a hand-picked cast of brilliant improvisers, they’re going to tell you a story about your own life. Quick heads up, though: it doesn’t end well.

Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Magic Time- Highly Recommended

 

 
Hairspray  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia Hairspray
 
It's 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of hearthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network- all without denting her "do!

DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Theatre Bloom- Highly Recommended

 

 
Hand to God  
Studio Theatre Hand to God
 
In a church basement in a small Texas town, the teens of Christian puppetry Ministry gather to bring the Word to the Flock. But one puppet takes on a foul-mouthed, demonic life of its own—unleashing the community’s barely repressed lust and rage. Like nothing you've seen before, this blasphemous Broadway hit is a ruthless comedy about sex, sinners, and sock puppets.

Washington Post- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 

 
Jumanji  
Adventure Theatre MTC Jumanji
 
The story of Jumanji comes to life in a brand new way with this exciting stage production. Based on the original story written by Chris Van Allsburg (Zathura), this family-friendly adventure follows siblings Judy and Peter Shepherd as they play a mysterious game called Jumanji, which brings to life a number of thrilling and potentially dangerous scenarios, like a vicious lion, an erupting volcano and a dozen destructive monkeys that terrorize their family's home. The only way to stop the madness is to see the game all the way through -- will they make it? Robin Williams made the movie famous, but this original version of Jumanji has its own special appeal, complete with detailed production design and imaginative sets and costumes.

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 
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Evita  
Olney Theatre Center Evita
 
Heralded for its rich score and explosive love triangle, the legendary Tony® Award-winning musical Evita tells the story of Argentina’s passionate political figure Eva Perón, whose love for her country’s descamisados (‘the shirtless ones’) was surpassed only by her naked ambition. Known for its anthem, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” Evita will stun and delight in this intimate version of the musical that ensures you hear every note and feel every heartbeat. Helmed by the director and choreographer of last year’s hit and Helen Hayes Award winner, Colossal.

Washington Post- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Somewhat Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
The Georgetowner- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 
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The Little Mermaid  
Imagination Stage The Little Mermaid
 
In this faithful re-telling of the Hans Christian Andersen original, the Little Mermaid falls in love with a human Prince, and longs to join him in his world above the waves. Despite the warnings of her Mer-family, the Little Mermaid seeks out the Enchantress who trades her pair of legs for the mermaid’s beautiful singing voice. A follow-up to the highly acclaimed The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe (2012), this collaboration between Imagination Stage and The Washington Ballet features dance, puppets, music, and singing in a highly theatrical and epic style of performance.

BroadwayWorld- Somewhat Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended

 

 

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