DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #3: Best Musicals in Professional Theaters in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey


A Bronx Tale at The Longacre Theatre.

 A Christmas Story: The Musical at The Media Theatre.

A Taste of Things to Come at Bucks County Playhouse.

A Year with Frog and Toad at The Arden Theater Company.

Assassins at the Eagle Theatre.

Cagney at The Westside Theatre.

Cake Off at Bucks County Playhouse.

Cirque du Soleil Paramour at The Lyric Theatre.

Dear Evan Hansen at The Music Box Theatre.

Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope at New Freedom Theatre.

Dark of the Moon at the Ritz Theatre Company.

Do I Hear a Waltz? at Encores! at City Center.

Exile 2588 at Almanac Dance Circus Theatre at the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Falsettos at The Walter Kerr Theatre.

Fiddler on the Roof at The Broadway Theatre.

Found at Philadelphia Theatre Company.

Hadestown at The New York Theatre Workshop.

Heathers: The Musical at The Eagle Theatre.

I Will Not Go Gently at 1812 Productions.

In Transit at Circle in the Square Theatre.

La Cage aux Folles at City Theater Company.

More Than All the World at Lil Rascals Theatre.

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre. 

Nothing to See Here at Found Theater Company.

1776 at The Media Theatre.

Shadow House at Philadelphia Opera Collective and PhilaLandmarks at the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Sister Act at Walnut Street Theatre.

Sleeping Beauty: A Musical Panto at People’s Light.

The Elementary Space Time Show at César Alvarez and the University of the Arts at the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

The Legend of Oni at Musical Company OZmate at FringeNYC.

The Secret Garden at Arden Theatre Company.

Take One at The Council of Nine at FringeNYC.

The Wizard of Oz  at Walnut Street Theatre.

West Side Story at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

Working: A Musical at Bristol Riverside Theatre.


DCMetroTheaterArts writers were permitted to honor productions and concerts, dance, and operas that they saw and reviewed and productions and concerts and dance performances that they saw but did not review. Every honoree was seen. These are not nominations. There is no voting.

The staff is honoring productions, performances, direction, and design in professional, community, university, high school, and children’s theatres, and are also honoring the same in musical venues. We are honoring work in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Philadelphia, PA, New Jersey, and Delaware.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #5: Best Plays In Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #6: Best Plays in Professional Theaters in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey.



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