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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.

Sense and Sensibility  
Folger Theatre Sense and Sensibility
 
Reason and passion collide in Jane Austen’s beloved tale of sisterhood and romance. When sudden financial straits force the Dashwood family to move to a distant cottage, sisters Elinor and Marianne become ensnared in heart-wrenching romances. Directed by Bedlam Theater's Eric Tucker (The Wall Street Journal’s 2014 'Director of the Year'), this all-new production of the critically acclaimed play stars Caroline Sefanie Clay, Jacob Fishel, Maggie McDowell, Jamie Smithson, and Erin Weaver.

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

 
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Sister Act  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia Sister Act
 
A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy based on the smash hit 1992 film that had audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by TONY and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 TONY Awards including Best Musical. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

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

 

 
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches  
Round House Theatre Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
Just in time for election season, Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center present the 25th Anniversary production of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece. Sexuality, religion, and politics collide at the beginning of the AIDS crisis in one of the most celebrated plays of the 20th century. Don’t miss Part I: Millennium Approaches & Part II: Perestroika, presented in rotating repertory.

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

 
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The Diary of Anne Frank  
Olney Theatre Center The Diary of Anne Frank
 
In this powerful adaptation of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's The Diary of Anne Frank by Wendy Kesselman, the young title character emerges from history as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted girl who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination. Directed by Derek Goldman (Grounded), this impassioned drama peeks in on Frank, her family and their friends as they hide from the Nazis in Occupied Amsterdam in a concealed storage attic. The work captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence. Each day for two dark years, Frank's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!" Kesselman's adaptation of the original play received raves when published and when first performed on Broadway in 1997, with Natalie Portman as Anne. See it now at the cozy Olney Theatre Center - Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab.

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

 
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Urinetown: The Musical  
Source Urinetown: The Musical
 
Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical tale of corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. When a terrible water shortage leads to a government ban on private toilets, a greedy company profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs ... until a hero decides he's had enough and rises up against the system. The show's tuneful and irreverent score gives a nod to musicals from Broadway to Brecht and Weill, and parodies musicals such as The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables. The winner of multiple Tony Awards during its original Broadway run, now you can catch this Constellation Theatre Company production of Urinetown: The Musical on the stage of Source in Washington, D.C.

Metro Weekly- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Theatre Bloom- Highly Recommended

 
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Come From Away  
Ford's Theatre Society at Ford's Theatre Come From Away
 
“A superb new show! A moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to the indomitable human spirit.” -Variety Fresh off sold-out runs in Seattle and San Diego, the new musical Come From Away tells the heart-warming true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 airline passengers stranded there on 9/11. When 38 planes were diverted to its doorstep, the town of Gander doubled in size, playing host to an international community of strangers and offering food, shelter and friendship. Featuring a rousing score of folk and rock, Come From Away honors the better angels of our nature, revealing hope and humanity in a time of darkness. The production marks the Ford’s debut of Tony Award-nominated director Christopher Ashley. See this hit musical prior to its Broadway engagement!

Washington Post- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended

 

 
Romeo and Juliet  
Lansburgh Theatre Romeo and Juliet
 
The most famous love story in the world and one of Shakespeare’s early poetic masterworks, Romeo & Juliet follows two star-crossed lovers from love at first sight to eternal life hereafter. Caught tragically between two feuding families, alike in dignity and in enmity, Shakespeare’s immortal young lovers try to fashion a new world amid the violence of the old, but cataclysmic choices and tragic twists propel them toward a final confrontation with fate. After helming the highly-lauded productions of Kiss Me, Kate and Man of La Mancha, Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul directs his first Shakespeare production at STC—what is sure to be a spectacular, contemporary and heart-rending vision.

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

 
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Lobby Hero  
1st Stage Theatre Lobby Hero
 
When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff's tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.

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

 
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A Bid to Save the World  
Rorschach Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center A Bid to Save the World
 
Raised in a world without death, best friends Adam and Evelyn study dying obsessively. In the recent past, a young woman barters for her beloved brother while Death peels oranges. Elsewhere, a rich man seeks to buy world peace, and a song of great sorrow and beauty is sung and sung again. When being immortal is normal, what is the meaning of life without death?

Washington Post- Somewhat Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended

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