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


Always… Patsy Cline/Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre/Through December 28 January 31

*Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them/First Floor Theater/Through January 31

*The Humans/American Theater Company/Through December 21 January 4 February 1




*Accidentally Like a Martyr/A Red Orchid Theatre/Through March 1

Airline Highway/Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Through February 8 February 14

*Circle-Machine/Oracle Theatre/Through March 14

Father Ruffian/City Lit Theater/Through February 15

*H.M.S. Pinafore/The Hypocrites/Through February 7

Keys of the Kingdom/Stage Left Theatre/Through February 15

The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle/Steep Theatre Company/Through February 28

*Lions in Illyria/Lifeline Theatre/Through February 15

*Lookingglass Alice/Lookingglass Theatre Company/Through February 15

A Map of Virtue/Cor Theatre/Through February 14

*The Mikado/The Hypocrites/Through February 7

*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 MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights/Chicago Children’s Theatre at Writers Theatre/Through February 6

*Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play/Theater Wit/Through March 1

Penny the F*ckable Dolphin: A Love Story/The Annoyance Theatre/Through February 18

*The Pirates of Penzance/The Hypocrites/Through February 7

Plastic Revolution/The New Colony/Through February 22

*Princess Mary Demands Your Attention/Bailiwick Chicago/Through February 21

*Push Button Murder/the side project/Through February 8

Rapture, Blister, Burn/Goodman Theatre/Through February 22

*Red Bud/Signal Ensemble Theatre/Through February 28

*The Revenants/WildClaw Theatre/Through February 22

*The Rose Tattoo/Shattered Globe Theatre/Through February 28

*The Selfish Giant/Chicago Children’s Theatre/Through February 22

*Short Shakespeare! Macbeth/Chicago Shakespeare Theater/Through February 14

*Sorry/TimeLine Theatre Company/Through April 19

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

Top Girls/The Arc Theatre/Through February 8

*Tosca/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through March 14

*Waiting for Godot/Court Theatre/Through February 15

*West Side Story/Drury Lane Theatre/Through March 29



*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

*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

*Panic on Cloud 9/Second City/Open Run

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

*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