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Top Rated Plays List - The Highest Rated Shows In DC

The "Theatre In DC Top Rated Plays 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 the Washington DC Theatre Reviews of all the play reviews go to the Theatre In DC Review Round-Up.

Beauty and the Beast

The animated classic that kicked off the "Disney Renaissance" in 1991 is even more magical when you experience it live. This Olney Theatre Center production is a sumptuous way to share the fun of live theater with family and friends this holiday season, featuring all your favorite songs like "Be Our Guest" and "Gaston" plus a powerful message that it's a person's actions - not their outward appearance - that truly defines them.

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Beauty and the Beast
The Tempest

Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller fame), an unforgettable reimagining of Shakespeare's most enchanting romance features haunting music from the catalog of iconic songwriter Tom Waits and mind-bending moves from Pilobolus, as well as astonishing feats of magic.

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
The Tempest
Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall

The course of true love never did run smooth, especially when the ON AIR sign is lit. Shakespeare's cherished romantic comedy lands in a cable newsroom, where sparring co-anchors Benedick and Beatrice trade barbs behind the news desk. Helmed by Simon Godwin, "one of the most insightful and sensitive directors of Shakespeare today" (WhatsOnStage), Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect blend of sparkling screwball comedy and revelatory romance.

Washington Post- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Much Ado About Nothing
People, Places, and Things

Emma is an actress. She also has an addiction, and it's trying to kill her. In rehab, but not ready for recovery, Emma just wants to escape-through drugs, through performing, through anything that lets her make her own reality. David Muse directs his first production in the new Victor Shargai Theatre, a theatrical tour-de-force that evokes the vivid and disorienting world of intoxication and lies as Emma decides whether to fight for her recovery and the people, places, and things she'll face there.

Washington Post- Somewhat Recommended
Metro Weekly- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Washington Blade- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
People, Places, and Things
Into the Woods

A trove of storybook characters' paths intertwine as they chase their deepest desires through an enchanted forest. However, once they receive their happily ever after, the unintended consequences of granted wishes unravel their worlds.

Washington Post- Recommended
Metro Weekly- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Theatre Bloom- Recommended
Into the Woods

To see Washington DC Theatre Reviews of all plays go the Theatre In DC Review Round-Up.