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


*Gem of the Ocean/Court Theatre/Through October 11

*A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder/Broadway in Chicago/Through October 11

*How the World Began/Rivendell Theatre Ensemble/Through October 10

*It Came From Kentucky/The Annoyance Theatre/Through October 10

The Jacksonian/Profiles Theatre/Through October 11

*Jake’s Women/Spartan Theatre Company/Through October 11

Jamaica, Farewell/Royal George Theatre/Through October 11

*October Sky/Marriott Theatre/Through October 11

The Outfit/Picollo Theatre/Through October 10

*The Producers/NightBlue Performing Arts Company/Through October 11

Punk Punk/Nothing Without a Company/Through October 10

Victor/Victoria/NightBlue Performing Arts Company/Through October 10




*American Idiot/The Hypocrites/Through October 25

Assassination Theater: Chicago’s Role in the Crime of the Century/The Museum of Broadcast Communications/Through November 7

The Black White Love Play/Black Ensemble Theater/Through November 15

*Blood Brothers/Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre/Through November 15

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

Butcher/Signal Ensemble Theatre/Through October 24

Cinderella/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through October 30

*Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys/Raven Theatre/Through November 14

Disgraced/Goodman Theatre/Through October 25

*East of Eden/Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Through November 15

*Feathers and Teeth/Goodman Theatre/Through October 18

*For Her as a Piano/Pegasus Theatre Chicago/Through November 1

Funnyman/Northlight Theatre/Through October 18 October 25

Goblin Market/Black Button Eyes Productions/Through October 31

*Home Before Dark/The Ruckus/Through October 18

*Le nozze di Figaro/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through October 24

*Love and Information/Remy Bumppo/Through November 1

*The Madness of Edgar Allen Poe: A Love Story/First Folio Theatre/Through November 1

*Marvin’s Room/Shattered Globe Theatre/Through November 14

*Merchild/16th Street Theater/Through October 17

*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)

*Miss Buncle’s Book/Lifeline Theatre/Through November 1

My Fucking Scene Partner Didn’t Learn Their Lines/Under The Gun and The New Colony/Through October 11

*Oklahoma!/Paramount Theatre/Through October 18

*The Price/TimeLine Theatre/Through November 22

*The Revel/The House Theatre of Chicago/Through October 25

*Ring of Fire/Mercury Theater Chicago/Through June 28 August 30 November 1

*Scream, Queen, Scream!/Hell in a Handbag Productions/Through October 31

*Side Show/Porchlight Music Theatre/Through October 25

*Spamalot/Theatre at the Center/Through October 18

A Strange Disappearance of Bees/Forget Me Not Theatre Company/Through October 24

*Sucker Punch/Victory Gardens Theater/Through October 18

*The Tempest/Chicago Shakespeare Theater/Through November 8

Track 13/Free Street Theater/Through October 23

*With Love and a Major Organ/Strawdog Theatre Company/Through October 14



*Belmont Burlesque Revue/Belmont Burlesque/Bi-monthly Open Run

*Bible Bingo/Royal George Theatre/Open Run

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

*ComedySportz/ComedySportz Theatre/Open Run

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

Dan & Kate’s Book Club/The Annoyance Theatre/Through October 16

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

*The Moth GrandSLAM/The Moth/Ongoing

*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

*Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?/Second City e.t.c/Open Run

*#TBT/Under The Gun Theater/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

*Trigger Happy/The Annoyance Theatre/Through March 20 April 22 June 24 August 26 October 28

*VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show/MCL Chicago/Open Run

We Gotta Bingo/Chicago Theater Works/Open Run