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


*A Christmas Carol/Drury Lane Theatre for Young Adults/Through December 23

*A Christmas Carol/Goodman Theatre/Through December 28

*Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical/MSG Entertainment/Through November 29

*Hellcab/Profiles Theatre/Through January 11

*Holiday Spectacular/Kiss Kiss Cabaret/Through December 19

HoliDaze/Step Up Productions/Through December 21

It’s A Wonderful Santaland Miracle Nut-Cracking Christmas Story… Jews Welcome/Stage 773/Through December 28

*It’s Christmas Goddamnit!/The Annoyance Theatre/Through December 27

*The Nutcracker/The House Theatre of Chicago/Through December 28

*Our Holiday Stories/16th Street Theater/Through December 13

*A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol/Chicago Shakespeare Theater/Through December 31



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

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



Always… Patsy Cline/Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre/Through December 28

*At Last: A Tribute to Etta James/Black Ensemble Theater/Through December 28 January 11

Camelot/Drury Lane Theatre/Through January 4

*The Cryptogram/Profiles Theatre/Through November 16 December 6

*The Guide to Being Single/Underscore Theatre Company/Through December 7

*Holmes and Watson/City Lit Theater/Through December 14

*The Humans/American Theater Company/Through December 21

*Iphigenia in Aulis/Court Theatre/Through December 7

*Isaac’s Eye/Writers Theatre/Through December 7 December 21

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

*Lookingglass Alice/Lookingglass Theatre Company/Through February 15

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

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

The Mousetrap/Northlight Theatre/Through December 14

Mud, River, Stone/Eclipse Theatre Company/Through December 14

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

*Porgy and Bess/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through December 20

Strandline/A Red Orchid Theatre/Through December 7

*Tamer of Horses/Teatro Vista/Through December 14

The Testament of Mary/Victory Gardens Theater/Through December 14

*Titanic/Griffin Theatre Company/Through December 7

Women At War/Rivendell Theatre Ensemble/Through December 6



*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

Hitch*Cocktails/The Annoyance Theatre/Through December 26 Open Run

Improvised Twilight Zone/The Annoyance Theatre/Through December 27

*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