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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.

An Irish Carol  
Keegan Theatre An Irish Carol
 
Dubbed both "sweet and cheerfully profane" by The Washington Post, An Irish Carol returns to the Keegan Theatre for its much-anticipated annual holiday visit. Written by Emerald Isle native and Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan, the play follows one evening in the life of David, a wealthy Dublin pub owner who's lost touch with his own humanity in the interest of self-protection and material success. But this Christmas Eve, David's life may change forever when he's challenged by a voice from the past, provoked by those in the present and faced with the reality of a lonely future. A modern fable told with all the biting humor and incisive candor of its Irish playwright, this gritty twist on Dickens' classic has played to sold-out audiences for five straight years now, becoming its own DC tradition.

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

 
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The Pajama Game  
Arena Stage The Pajama Game
 
The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency - so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the trouble-making head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers' strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes. Packed with seductive dance numbers like "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway," the best way to ensure a good night's rest during the hectic holiday season is to play The Pajama Game!

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

 

 
Crazy For You  
Signature Theatre Crazy For You
 
A musical-loving banker sent to foreclose on a small-town theatre decides to revive it instead with the magic of the Follies, some slapstick comedy and a whole lot of charm. Flush with mistaken identities, a classic love story and 1930s glamour, Crazy for You radiates with playful humor and high-energy show-stopping numbers.

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

 

 
Twist Your Dickens  
The Kennedy Center Twist Your Dickens
 
After successful runs in L.A., Portland and Chicago, The Second City brings their irreverent and interactive seasonal satire to The Kennedy Center in D.C. A madcap sendup of the holiday classic, Twist Your Dickens finds Scrooge, Tiny Tim and those know-it-all ghosts hopelessly mixed up in zany holiday sketches with an ever-changing roster of drop-in local celebrity guests. Second City alums and veteran Comedy Central writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort dreamed up this new take on A Christmas Carol that's infused with hilariously unpredictable improv sketches and parodies of your favorite holiday specials.

BroadwayWorld- Somewhat Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Theatre Bloom- Highly Recommended

 

 
Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)
 
He's a thought-provoking standup comic, a TV personality, and an all-around good father and man... but he used to be a drug dealer, a convict, and a dangerous-ass mothafucka. Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains) tells the hilarious and harrowing story of how one Black man went from six years in a state prison to a six-figure job in corporate America to a new life as an activist and satirist. Performed by Felonious and a cast of Chicago's sharpest comedians, the latest installment in the long-running partnership between Woolly Mammoth and The Second City will combine sketch, stand-up, and music to remind us that true freedom comes only from within.

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

 

 
Nina Simone: Four Women  
Arena Stage Nina Simone: Four Women
 
Velvet-throated songstress Nina Simone hypnotized audiences with her signature renditions of standards from the American songbook. But on September 15, 1963, a devastating explosion in Birmingham, Alabama rocked our entire nation to the core, and from the memory of the four little girls that were lost in this unimaginable tragedy came "Four Women" - along with Simone's other activist anthems like "Mississippi Goddam," "Old Jim Crow" and "To Be Young, Gifted and Black." Through storytelling and song, Nina Simone: Four Women reveals how this iconic chanteuse found her true voice - and how the "High Priestess of Soul" helped define the sound of the Civil Rights Movement.

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Somewhat Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 

 
An Act Of God  
Signature Theatre An Act Of God
 
God is back. And he's got a lot to say. Inhabiting the body of beloved DC actor Tom Story (Round House Theatre's Angels in America, MetroStage's Fully Committed), and flanked by his ever-faithful archangels, the Supreme Being gifts his mortals with an entirely new set of Ten Commandments in a sinfully funny whirlwind of comedy heaven.

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

 

 
Top Girls  
Keegan Theatre Top Girls
 
What is the meaning of success? That question is at the crux of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, the Obie Award-winning play making its premiere at the Keegan Theatre. This contemporary examination of a woman's role in society tells the story of a career-driven woman and the sacrifices she makes for her achievements. Featuring Churchill's famous dinner party scene placing five woman from five different historical periods, this powerful production explores the loss of humanity needed to attain power in a male-dominated environment.

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

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