THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musicals of 2013’ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

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It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, after seeing over 2,000 professional, community, children’s, university, and high school productions have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees.

You will have your chance too! In the COMMENT BOX please leave your list of performances and shows you would also like to personally give a standing ovation to.

Here’s Part 1: The Favorite Musicals of 2013 in alphabetical order. 

Click on the tile of our honorees and read our reviews.  

The cast of ‘A Chorus Line.’ Photo by Peter Hill,.
The cast of ‘A Chorus Line.’ Photo by Peter Hill.

(1) A Chorus Line at The Arlington Players.

(2) A Chorus Line at Olney Theatre Center.

(3) A Civil War Christmas at CENTERSTAGE.

(4) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

(5) A Tribute to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein & Andrew Lloyd Webber at Reston Community Players.

Rachel York and the Company of ‘Anything Goes.’ Photo by Joan Marcus.
Rachel York and the Company of ‘Anything Goes.’ Photo by Joan Marcus.

(6) Abduction from the Seraglio at The In Series.

(7) Anything Goes at The Kennedy Center. 

(8) Avenue Q at Dominion Stage.

(9) Avenue Q at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

(10) Bat Boy at The Theatre Lab’s Musical Theatre Institute for Teens.

(11) The Best of Craigslist at Flying V.

(12) Big Nate The Musical at Adventure Theatre MTC.

(13) The Book of Mormon at The Kennedy Center. 

(14) Cabaret at The Keegan Theatre.

(15) Camelot at 2nd Star Productions. 

Anya Randall Nebel as Caroline. Photo by Jacki Young.
Anya Randall Nebel as Caroline. Photo by Jacki Young.

(16) Caroline, or Change at Elden Street Players (now NextStop Theatre Company).

(17) Company at Signature Theatre.

(18) Company at Vagabond Players.

(19) Crazy for You at Rockville Musical Theatre.

The cast of ‘Dear Edwina.’ Photo courtesy of Red Branch Theatre Company.
The cast of ‘Dear Edwina.’ Photo courtesy of Red Branch Theatre Company.

(20) Dear Edwina at Red Branch Theatre Company.

(21) The Full Monty at The Keegan Theatre.

(22) The Full Monty at Riverside Center Dinner Theater.

(23) Glitteracy!:  A Book Revue at Fluid Movement.

(24) Gypsy at Cockpit in Court.

Esther Covington, Mary Beth Luckenbaugh, Steve Lebens, and Chad Fornwalt. Photo by Johannes Markus.
Esther Covington, Mary Beth Luckenbaugh, Steve Lebens, and Chad Fornwalt. Photo by Johannes Markus.

(25) Gypsy at Signature Theatre.

(26) I Do! I Do! at American Century Theater.

(27) If/Then at The National Theatre.

Carley Rosefelt (Nina) and Marc Pavan (Benny). Photo by Carmelita Watkinson.
Carley Rosefelt (Nina) and Marc Pavan (Benny). Photo by Carmelita Watkinson.

(28) In the Heights at Act Two @ Levine.

(29) In the Heights at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.

(30) Into the Woods at Spotlighters.

'Shall We Dance?' Paolo Montalban (The King) and Eileen Ward (Anna). Photo by  Stan Barouh.
‘Shall We Dance?’ Paolo Montalban (The King) and Eileen Ward (Anna). Photo by Stan Barouh.

(31) The King and I at Olney Theatre Center.

(32) Les Misérables at Riverside Center Dinner Theater.

Javert (Lawrence B. Munsey) and Jean Valjean (Daniel Felton). Javert (Lawrence B. Munsey) and Jean Valjean (Daniel Felton). Photo by Kirstine Christiansen. Javert (Lawrence B. Munsey) and Jean Valjean (Daniel Felton) in 'Les Misèrables' at Toby's. Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.
Javert (Lawrence B. Munsey) and Jean Valjean (Daniel Felton) in ‘Les Misèrables’ at Toby’s. Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.

(33) Les Misérables at Toby’s Dinner Theatre.

(34) The Little Mermaid at Aldersgate Church Community Theater.

(35) Little Shop of Horrors at Providence Players of Fairfax.

Jacob Meile (Vinnie) and Awa Sal Secka (Rita). Photo courtesy of Montgomery College.
Jacob Meile (Vinnie) and Awa Sal Secka (Rita) in ‘Lucky Stiff.’ Photo courtesy of Montgomery College.

(36) Lucky Stiff at Montgomery College.

(37) Marry Me a Little at Creative Cauldron.

(38) Miss Saigon at Signature Theatre.

The cast of McLean Community Players’ Next to Normal.’ Photo courtesy of Lisa Anne Bailey.
The cast of McLean Community Players’ Next to Normal.’ Photo courtesy of Traci J. Brooks Stuidos.

(39) Next to Normal at Act Two @ Levine.

(40) Next to Normal at McLean Community Players.

Bobby Libby (Leo Frank) and Emily Zickler (Lucille Frank). Photo by Ernie Achenbach.
Bobby Libby (Leo Frank) and Emily Zickler (Lucille Frank). Photo by Ernie Achenbach.

(41) One Night in New York! at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.

(42) Parade at Kensington Arts Theatre.

(43) Pippin at The Theatre Lab’s Musical Theatre Institute for Teens.

(44) The Producers at SIlhouette Stages

(45) Ragtime at Kensington Arts Theatre.

The cast of 'Rent School Edition.' Photo courtesy of McLean High School Theatre Company.
The cast of ‘Rent School Edition.’ Photo courtesy of McLean High School Theatre Company.

(46) RENT School Edition at McLean High School Theatre Company.

(47) Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein at Landless Theatre Company.

(48) The Rocky Horror Show at 2nd Stage at The Studio Theatre.

The Bird Girls (Megan May, Suzy Patton, and Natalie Piegari) Gertrude McFuzz (Leah Schwartz) and Mayzie LaBird (Amanda Spellman). Photo courtesy of Elli Swink.
The Bird Girls (Megan May, Suzy Patton, and Natalie Piegari) Gertrude McFuzz (Leah Schwartz) and Mayzie LaBird (Amanda Spellman). Photo courtesy of Elli Swink.

(49) Seussical The Musical at Damascus Theatre Company.

(50) She Loves Me at Infinity Theatre.

The cast of ‘Songs for a New World.’ Photo courtesy of Drama Learning Center.
The cast of ‘Songs for a New World.’ Photo courtesy of Drama Learning Center.

(51) Show Boat at Washington National Opera.

(52) Songs For a New World at the Drama Learning Center.

(53) Spin at Signature Theatre.

Dorothy (Awa Sal Secka), Kenneth L. Washington, Jr. (Lion), Ian A. Coleman (Tinman), and Kyle Louviere ( Scarecrow). Photo Courtesy of Montgomery College.
Dorothy (Awa Sal Secka), Kenneth L. Washington, Jr. (Lion), Ian A. Coleman (Tinman), and Kyle Louviere ( Scarecrow). Photo Courtesy of Montgomery College.

(54) The Wiz at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre.

LINKS

DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s 2013 Special Awards.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musicals of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Plays of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Musical′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical‘ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Directors of a Musical and Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts