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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.

La Cage aux Folles  
Signature Theatre La Cage aux Folles
 
A boisterous and vibrant portrait of love in a nontraditional family, La Cage aux Folles has been one of Broadway's biggest hits for more than 30 years, earning six Tony Awards along the way, including Best Musical and Best Revival. This heart-warming musical comedy invites you into the lives of Georges and his partner Albin, who plays female impersonator Zaza at the couple's popular St. Tropez drag nightclub. Problems arise when Georges' 25-year-old son comes home with his fiancée and her conservative parents -- and the couple's family dynamic gets turned hilariously upside down. Written by Harvey Fierstein (Newsies, Kinky Boots), this musical smash features Jerry Herman's beloved score, which includes "The Best of Times is Now" and "I Am What I Am." Get in on the fun as La Cage aux Folles closes out the Signature Theatre season with a bang.

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

 
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Next to Normal  
Keegan Theatre Next to Normal
 
Life behind the white picket fence is far from simple for the Goodman family. Compared with her perfect brother, daughter Natalie is facing growing pains; her father Dan has grown tired and distant; and at the center of it all, wife and mother Diana, armed with a regimen of prescription pills, is fighting an uphill battle with grief. But as painful memories begin to take their toll on Diana’s condition, decisions are made that will push their familial bonds to the breaking point. Set to a rock score both thrilling and poignant, with a powerhouse female lead at its core, Next to Normal is the must-see musical of the year that will leave you breathless.

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

 
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Kinky Boots  
The Kennedy Center Kinky Boots
 
Broadway's high-heeled hit, Kinky Boots, is the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. '80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper made history as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony for Best Score thanks to her contributions to this feel-good sensation. Based on true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father's nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible ... and Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. Together they discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Featuring direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a spectacularly uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), this red-hot musical smash has audiences dancing -- and strutting -- in the aisles. Now it's your turn to join the celebration when Kinky Boots heads to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.

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

 
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District Merchants  
Folger Theatre District Merchants
 
The acclaimed playwright behind Stupid F**king Bird and My Name is Asher Lev sets his sights on Shakespeare with District Merchants, a play set in an imagined time that straddles post-Civil War Washington, D.C., the Elizabethan era and today. A story of money, merchandise and mercy, District Merchants is a tense comedy that examines the contradictions of life in America. The creative adaptation of The Merchant of Venice was written by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner and commissioned by the Folger Theatre. Directed by Michael John Garces (Lights Rise on Grace, The Convert), the play stars Matthew Boston as Shylock and Craig Wallace as Antoine.

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

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