“Best of the Capital Fringe” By DC Theater Arts’ Reviewers by Joel Markowitz

As we await the announcement of  the ‘Audience Awards’ by Theatermania at 8 PM tomorrow night at ‘The Tent,’ here are the shows (in alphabetical order) that were named ‘Best of the Capital Fringe’ when they received the highest rating of ***** (Five Stars) from DC Theater Arts’ team of Capital Fringe reviewers:

3rd Annual “Fool for All”: Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella

A is for Artist

A Night In (Or The Night My Wife Left)

A Year of Giving

All-Nude College-Girl Revue or Why I Can’t Pass the Vetting

Almost, Almost Maine

Apocalypse Picnic

Bareback Ink


Blanche: The Bittersweet Life of a Wild Prairie Dame

Cecily and Gwendolyn’s Fantastical Capital Anthropological, Inquisitorial Probe

Children in the Mist: A Horror Opera

DC Trash

Dead Man’s Mambo

Domino’s Pizza Saved My Life

Donna Has a Boyfriend: A Collection of Works

Dr. Science’s Science Time Science-va-ganza!

Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady

Flight of Fancy (A Steampunk Ballet)


He HEE! or “What It’s Not Glee?”

I Love Hummels

In the Company of de Sade

In This Economy

Inanimate Thoughts

James Judd’s Funny Stories

Jesus le MOMO

Language from the Land


Medieval Story Land

Men Don’t Listen to Naked Women


My Princess Bride


Planet Egg

President Harding Is A Rock Star

Right to Remain… The Life and Mind of Tupac Shakur

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead


Superhero Celebrity Rehab: The Musical

Tent of Dreams: An Occuplay

The Brontes

The Confines of Flattery

The Every Fringe Show You Want To See in One Fringe Show Fringe Show

The Mercy Seat

The Outcasts of Poker Flat: A Chamber Opera

The Play About The Coach

The Pundit

Tight Assets

Where in the World? The Untold Story of Camilla Sanfrancisco

Wild Night: A Choose Your Own Burlesque Adventure


You can view all 134 Capital Fring Festival reviews here and here. Feel free to leave a comment and tell our readers which shows were your ‘Best of the Fringe.’ Read the Preview Articles written by The Capital Fringe participants under the Fringe chart here. We invite you to become daily readersof our site.

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Joel Markowitz
Joel Markowitz is the Publisher and Editor of DCMetroTheaterArts. He founded the site with his brother Bruce to help promote the vast riches of theatre and the arts in the DC Metro area that includes Maryland, Virginia, and DC theater and music venues, universities, schools, Children's theaters, professional, and community theatres. Joel is an advocate for promoting the 'stars of the future' in his popular 'Scene Stealers' articles. He wrote a column for 5 years called ‘Theatre Schmooze’ and recorded podcast interviews for DC Theatre Scene. His work can also be seen and read on BroadwayStars. Joel also wrote a monthly preview of what was about to open in DC area theatres for BroadwayWorld. He is an avid film and theater goer, and a suffering Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. Joel was a regular guest on 'The Lunch and Judy Show' radio program starring Judy Stadt in NYC. Joel founded The Ushers Theatre Going Group in the DC area in 1990, which had a 25-year run when it took its final curtain call last year. Joel is a proud member of The American Critics Association.


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