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


*Burning Bluebeard/The Ruffians/Through January 4

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

*A Christmas Carol/Goodman Theatre/Through December 28

*A Christmas Carol: An Evening of Dickensian Delights/Dream Theatre Company/Through December 21

*Christmas on the Air/Provision Theater/Through December 28

*The Christmas Schooner/Mercury Theater/Through December 28

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze/Cirque Dreams/Through December 21

*Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale/Broadway in Chicago/Through January 4

*Hellcab/Profiles Theatre/Through January 11

*Holiday Bizarre/Foiled Again/Through December 20

*Holiday Spectacular/Kiss Kiss Cabaret/Through December 19

HoliDaze/Step Up Productions/Through December 21

*A Klingon Christmas Carol/Commedia Beauregard/Through December 21

*It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!/American Blues Theater/Through December 28

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

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

*Second City’s Holidazed and Confused/Second City/Through December 31

*Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose/Raven Theatre/Through January 4

Twist Your Dickens, Or Scrooge You!/Goodman and Second City/Through January 3



Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)/Jackalope Theatre Company/Through December 20

*Great Expectations/Strawdog Theatre Company/Through December 20

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

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

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



Airline Highway/Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Through February 8

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

Anna Bolena/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through January 16

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

Camelot/Drury Lane Theatre/Through January 4

*The Clean House/Remy Bumppo Theatre/Through January 11

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

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

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

*Lookingglass Alice/Lookingglass Theatre Company/Through February 15

*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)

*Pericles/Chicago Shakespeare Theater/Through January 18

The Shining City/Irish Theatre of Chicago/Through January 4



*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

*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