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



Checking Boxes/About Face Theatre Youth Ensemble/Through August 1

*The Dance of Death/Writers Theatre/Through July 20 August 3



*The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee/Drury Lane Theatre/Through August 17

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

*Brigadoon/Goodman Theatre/Through August 17

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

*Godspell/Marriott Theatre/Through August 10

*The Gun Show/16th Street Theater/Through August 2 August 9

*Hellish Half-Light: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett/Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company/Through August 30

*Intimate Apparel/Eclipse Theatre Company/Through August 28

*The Marvelous Marvelettes/Black Ensemble Theater/Through September 7

*Men Should Weep/Griffin Theatre Company/Through August 10

*The Merry Wives of Windsor/First Folio Theatre/Through August 10

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

Motown the Musical/Broadway in Chicago/Through August 9

*Much Ado About Nothing/Midsommer Flight/Through August 24

*My First Time/Broken Nose Theatre/Through August 29

*Othello/The Gift Theatre/Through August 24

*Principal Principle/Stage Left Theatre and Theatre Seven of Chicago/Through August 18

*The Qualms/Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Through August 31

A Small Fire/Steep Theatre/Through August 16

Stoop Time/You&Me Productions/Through August 10



*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

*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

*That’s Weird, Grandma/Barrel of Monkeys/Through September 1

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



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