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



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

*The Qualms/Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Through August 31

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



*The Arsonists/Strawdog Theatre/Through September 27

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

Clemente: The Legend of 21/NightBlue Performing Arts Company/Through September 14

*Coraline/Black Button Eyes Productions/Through September 6

Ecstasy/Cole Theatre/Through September 28

*Hank Williams: Lost Highway/American Blues Theater/Through August 31 September 28

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

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

*Medea/Dream Theatre Company/Through September 14

*Methtacular!/About Face Theatre/Through September 28

*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

*On the Town/Marriott Theatre/Through October 12

One Day When We Are All Robots/Chicago Slam Works House Ensemble/Through September 5

*Stupid Fucking Bird/Sideshow Theatre Company/Through September 21



*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



*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