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


*Balm in Gilead/Griffin Theatre/Through April 19

*Chicago Dreams/MCL Chicago/Through April 18

*The Good Book/Court Theatre/Through April 19

Moraine/Chemically Imbalanced Comedy Theater/Through April 19

*Sorry/TimeLine Theatre Company/Through April 19

*That Hopey Changey Thing/TimeLine Theatre Company/Through April 18

these saints will burn/The Plagiarists/Through April 18

*Two Trains Running/The Goodman Theatre/Through April 19




*Anything Goes/Mariott Theatre/Through May 31

*Badfic Love/Strange Bedfellows Theatre/Through May 2

The Bird Feeder Doesn’t Know/Raven Theatre/Through May 16

*The Book of Merman/Pride Films and Plays/Through April 5 Open Run

Carousel/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through May 3

*The Diary of Anne Frank/Writers Theatre/Through August 2

*A Doll’s House/Definition Theatre Company/Through May 3

*El Stories: Talking to Strangers/Waltzing Mechanics/Through June 13

*End Days/Windy City Playhouse/Through April 26 May 3

First Date/Royal George Theatre/Through March 29 April 26

*Genius/Profiles Theatre/Through May 3

*The Hammer Trinity/The House Theatre of Chicago/Through May 3

*The Herd/Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Through June 7

*An Issue of Blood/Victory Gardens Theater/Through May 3

*Jesus Christ Superstar/Theo Ubique Cabaret Theater/Through May 17

*The Jungle/Oracle Theatre/Through April 25

*La Bete/Trap Door Theatre/Through April 25

*Les Miserables/Paramount Theatre/Through April 26

*Louis & Keely “Live” at the Sahara/Royal George Theatre/Open Run

*Marie Antoinette/Steppenwolf/Through May 10

*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)

Murder Ballad/Bailiwick Chicago/Through May 9

*Outside Mullingar/Northlight Theatre/Through April 19 April 25

Penelope, O Penelope/Theatre Y/Through May 17

Red Handed Otter/A Red Orchid Theatre/Through May 24

The Royal Society of Antarctica/The Gift Theatre/Through April 26 May 24

*Song About Himself/Theater Oobleck/Through April April 26

*Steppenwolf Garage Rep/Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Through April 26

       *Heat Wave/Cold Basement Dramatics

       The Walk Across America For Mother Earth/Red Tape Theatre

       *Angry Fags/Pride Films and Plays

*Title and Deed/Lookingglass Theatre/Through May 3

*Travesties/Remy Bumppo Theatre Company/Through May 3

*The Upstairs Concierge/The Goodman Theatre/Through April 26

*The Venetian Twins/Piccolo Theatre/Through May 9



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

AWK Presents… The Yuk Yuk Hour/The Annoyance Theatre/Through May 20

*Bible Bingo/Royal George Theatre/Open Run

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

Comedy Against Humanity/Under The Gun Theater/Open Run

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

DRINK! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game – Chicago Edition/Corn Productions/Through March 7 April 25

Game of Thongs/Gorilla Tango Burlesque/Open Run

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

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

*Late Nite Catechism/Royal George Theatre/Open Run

*Messing With A Friend/Annoyance Theatre/Open Run

*Muffy and Vallery Sing…The Oldest Profession/Uptown Underground/Open Run

*Panic on Cloud 9/Second City/Open Run

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

Slamazons!/The Annoyance Theatre/Through May 28

*TJ & Dave/iO Theater/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

*Trigger Happy/The Annoyance Theatre/Through March 20 April 22 June 24