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



*Avenue Q/Mercury Theater/Through June 29 July 27 October 26

*John Doe/Trap Door Theatre/Through October 25

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

*The Midnight City/Firecat Projects at Steppenwolf Garage/Through October 19 October 26

*Season On The Line/The House Theatre of Chicago/Through October 26

*Smokefall/Goodman Theatre/Through October 26



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

*All My Sons/Raven Theatre/Through November 15

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

*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

*Capriccio/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through October 28

*The Cryptogram/Profiles Theatre/Through November 16

Dead Accounts/Step Up Productions/Through November 2

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

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

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

King Lear/Chicago Shakespeare/Through November 9

*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

*Owners/Interrobang Theatre Project/Through November 2

*Romulus/Oracle Theatre/Through November 22

*The Vandal/Steep Theatre Company/Through November 8

*The Velveteen Rabbit/Lifeline Theatre/Through November 23

*The Wild Party/Bailiwick Chicago/Through November 2



*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



*Audience Annihilated 2: Gold Star Sticker/Dream Theatre Company/Through November 3

*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