This listing represents links to reviews published on this site for shows currently in production in Chicago.

For reviews from closed shows visit our stage archive.

Shows marked with an asterisk (*) have been recommended by our critics



Agreed Upon Fictions/16th Street Theater/Through October 25 November 2

*Alice/Upended Productions/Through November 2

*Audience Annihilated Part 2: Gold Star Sticker/Dream Theatre Company/Through November 2

*Capriccio/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through October 28

Dead Accounts/Step Up Productions/Through November 2

*Don Giovanni/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through October 29

*Owners/Interrobang Theatre Project/Through November 2

*The Wild Party/Bailiwick Chicago/Through November 2



*All My Sons/Raven Theatre/Through November 15

*Animal Farm/Steppenwolf For Young Audiences/Through November 14 November 16

*At Last: A Tribute to Etta James/Black Ensemble Theater/Through December 28

*Bethany/Gift Theatre/Through November 23

*Both Your Houses/Remy Bumppo/Through November 9

*The Cryptogram/Profiles Theatre/Through November 16

The Frozen on the Square (1982)/Akvavit Theatre/Through November 9

*Happy Days/Theatre Y/Through November 23

The Hundred Flowers Project/Silk Road Rising/Through November 23

*Il Trovatore/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through November 29

*Isaac’s Eye/Writers Theatre/Through December 7

*The King & I/Marriott Theatre/Through January 4

King Lear/Chicago Shakespeare/Through November 9

*The Lieutenant of Inishmore/AstonRep Theatre Company/Through November 23

*Mercy Strain/American Theater Company/Through November 9

*Days Like Today/Writers Theatre/Through July 13
*Days Like Today/Writers Theatre/Through July 13

*The Mighty Ted/MCL Chicago/Through November 16

*Million Dollar Quartet/Apollo Theater/Through January 5 April 28 Open Run (Half-Priced Tickets)

*My First Time/Broken Nose Theatre/Through August 29 September 26 December 19

*The Night Alive/Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Through November 16

*Parade/BoHo Theatre/Through November 16

*Pseudo-Chum/The Neo-Futurists/Through November 29

Strandline/A Red Orchid Theatre/Through December 7

Sweeney Todd/Porchlight Music Theatre/Through November 16

*Romulus/Oracle Theatre/Through November 22

*The Vandal/Steep Theatre Company/Through November 8

*The Velveteen Rabbit/Lifeline Theatre/Through November 23



*Apes of Wrath/Second City e.t.c./Open Run

*Bible Bingo/Royal George Theatre/Open Run

*Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play/The Public House Theatre/Open Run

*Cupid Has a Heart On: A Musical Guide to Relationships/Stage 773/Open Run

*Depraved New World/Second City Main Stage/Open Run

Hitch*Cocktails/The Annoyance Theatre/Through December 26

*The Kates/Mercury Cafe and The Book Cellar/Open Run

*Messing With A Friend/Annoyance Theatre/Open Run

*The Second City’s Improv All-Stars/UP Comedy Club/Open Run

*TJ & Dave/iO Theater/Open Run

*What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell You: A Chicago Revue/UP Comedy Club/Open Run



*Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind/The Neo-Futurists/Open Run

*Trapped in a Room With a Zombie/Bucket List Productions and Room Escape Adventures/Through March 9 April 27 Open Run