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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.

The Sensational Sea Mink-ettes

The Sensational Sea Mink-ettes are days away from their Homecoming half-time dance performance and the pressure is on. The student body, the administration, the alumni, their families - everyone is expecting perfection. As the big day creeps closer, the women must contend with flaring tempers, bodies pushed to their limits, and what it means to be a team in Vivian J.O. Barnes' funny and surprising world premiere play.

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Metro Weekly- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
The Sensational Sea Mink-ettes
Merrily We Roll Along

The authors of the landmark musical COMPANY reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one's ideals.

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Metro Weekly- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
Merrily We Roll Along
Romeo & Juliet

Set amidst the whirring gears of a giant clock, Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers unfolds as a bitter family feud sends the pair on a race against an ill-fated destiny. With masterful physicality and choreography, Synetic Theater's Romeo & Juliet presents a unique and stunningly visual interpretation of a classic story, capturing emotion with every movement.

Washington Post- Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
City Paper- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Romeo & Juliet
Private Jones

Hiding his profound hearing loss, young Gomer Jones fakes his way through enlistment in the army. He becomes a celebrated sniper, but the horrors of the front threaten to expose his secret and destroy his very humanity unless he learns to trust his fellow soldiers to accept who he really is.

DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Metro Weekly- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
City Paper- Somewhat Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Private Jones
Love, Love, Love

It's London, 1967, and the sixties are in full swing when we meet Ken and Sandra, two carefree spirits in a world that belongs to the young. Love, Love, Love drops in with them over the next 44 years, from free love to middle-class comfort to well-compensated retirement-when their adult daughter accuses them of squandering the world they inherited. Mike Bartlett turns his sharp eye and biting humor on the Baby Boomers and the generation they spawned.

Washington Post- Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
City Paper- Somewhat Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
Love, Love, Love
Tempestuous Elements

Born into slavery in North Carolina, Anna Julia Cooper was a visionary Black feminist and educator in the late 19th/early 20th centuries, and only the fourth African American woman to earn a doctoral degree. Tempestuous Elements-the 11th in Arena Stage's Power Play cycle-shines a light on Cooper's tumultuous tenure as Principal of Washington, D.C.'s historic M Street School where she fought to keep Black education alive, despite the racism, gossip and sexism that threatened to consign her efforts to obscurity.

Washington Post- Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Somewhat Recommended
City Paper- Recommended
Washington Informer- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Tempestuous Elements
Where We Belong

In this stirring solo piece, Madeline echoes a journey to England braved by her Native ancestors in the 1700s following treaty betrayals-and forces us to consider what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world.

Washington Post- Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
Where We Belong
Desperate Measures

In the Wild West, a gun-slinging nun must team up with a shrewd sheriff and a salty saloon dancer to save her bad boy brother from certain death.

Washington Post- Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Metro Weekly- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Somewhat Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
Desperate Measures
Mindplay

Mindplay, the surprise addition to Arena Stage's current season, is a love letter to the imperfect mind. Drama Desk Award-nominated theatermaker and mentalist Vinny DePonto guides audiences on an entirely new theatrical event in which their thoughts play a leading role. Hailed as a "warmly inviting, nostalgia-ridden, gem of a performance" (BroadwayWorld), Mindplay investigates the expansive beauty of imagination and the ephemeral and surprising nature of memory.

Washington Post- Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Somewhat Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
City Paper- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
Mindplay
Lend Me A Soprano

Master of comedy and farce, Ken Ludwig, has adapted his Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Lend Me A Tenor for a new generation, with the genders swapped. The hilarious result is Lend Me A Soprano! It's 1934, and world-famous Italian soprano Elena Firenzi, the biggest star of her era, is in town for a one-night-only concert with the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The gala performance is the apex of general manager Lucille Wylie's career, and she's given her assistant Jo one job - keep Elena away from men and liquor until the curtain rises. But when events spiral out of Jo's control, she's got one chance to set everything right.

Washington Post- Somewhat Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Somewhat Recommended
City Paper- Somewhat Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Lend Me A Soprano

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