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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.

Disney's The Little Mermaid  
Olney Theatre Center Disney's The Little Mermaid
 
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

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

 

 
Fiddler on the Roof  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Fiddler on the Roof
 
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of an American classic as Tony nominee Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy, Spamalot) makes his Arena Stage debut as Tevye, a humble Jewish dairyman who's tested daily by his five tradition-defying daughters. But when dangerous forces threaten the village's way of life, Teyve's faith and love for his family give him strength to fight for his home and the traditions of his people. Winner of nine Tony Awards, this celebration of family, community and life's unexpected miracles is filled with unforgettable songs, including "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "Sunrise, Sunset."

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
City Paper- Highly Recommended
Washingtonian- Somewhat Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
The Georgetowner- Highly Recommended

 
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Bad Jews  
The Studio Theatre Bad Jews
 
It's a battle royale of the family kind -- the Jewish family kind. The night after their Holocaust survivor grandfather's funeral, three cousins battle it out over an heirloom -- a necklace of a chai, the Hebrew word and symbol for life -- that saw Poppy through a concentration camp and into his new life in America. In one corner is Daphna: volatile, self-assured, unbending. In the other, Liam: secular, entitled and just as stubborn (toting a goyishe girlfriend to boot). And in the middle, Liam's brother Jonah, who tries futilely to stay out of the fray. This savage comedy about identity, family and legacy was the hottest show in New York City last year. Jewish or not, you're sure to see your own family in the midst of all the comic mayhem.

Washington Post- Recommended
City Paper- Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
The Georgetowner- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 
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Julius Caesar  
Folger Theatre Julius Caesar
 
Beware the Ides of March, Caesar. Julius Caesar returns home victorious, securing both unparalleled power and popularity. Fearful for the Republic and driven by their own ambition, several senators conspire to assassinate the Roman dictator in the Capitol. However, their brash move plunges Rome into chaos and threatens the very democracy they swore to uphold. In the shadow of the nearby Capitol building, Shakespeare’s searing commentary on power, ambition, and democratic responsibility smolders just in time for midterm elections.

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

 
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Sex with Strangers  
Signature Theatre Sex with Strangers
 
Olivia is an attractive 39-year-old author whose career has just about reached the end of its shelf life. Ethan, a young internet phenom, is making a huge online splash with his sex-fueled blog. Their meeting in a secluded cabin results in an instant physical connection, which turns into something more as their adventures online and off raise a whole host of modern moral questions. Holly Twyford (The Little Dog Laughed) stars in this sexy, provocative exposé that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain. The Chicago Tribune called Sex With Strangers "smart and riveting" in its 2009 Steppenwolf premiere.

Washington Post- Recommended
DCist- Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
City Paper- Highly Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Washington Blade- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended

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