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


*Circuscope/The Actors Gymnasium/Through March 22

*Dunsinane/Chicago Shakespeare Theater/Through March 22

*Faust (Save Me or I’ll Die)/Runaways Lab Theatre/Through March 22

*Forgotten Future: The Education Project/Collaboraction/Through March 8 March 22

*The Illusionists – Witness the Impossible/Broadway in Chicago/Through March 22

The Talking Cure/Idle Muse Theatre Company/Through March 22

*Trouble in Tahiti/Chicago Fringe Opera/Through March 21

*Yankee Tavern/American Blues Theater/Through March 22




20,000 Leagues Under the Sea/Strawdog Theatre Company/Through April 7

*The Addams Family/Mercury Theater/Through April 5

*Antigonick/Sideshow Theatre/Through April 5

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

*Dividing the Estate/Raven Theatre/Through March 28

*Endgame/The Hypocrites/Through April 4

First Date/Royal George Theatre/Through March 29 April 26

First Wives Club/Broadway in Chicago/Through March 29

Four/Jackalope Theatre/Through March 28

*The Full Monty/Kokandy Productions/Through April 12

*The Hammer Trinity/The House Theatre of Chicago/Through May 3

*Marie Antoinette/Steppenwolf/Through May 10

*The Mecca Tales/Chicago Dramatists/Through April 12

*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)

*Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play/Theater Wit/Through March 1 March 22 April 11

On Golden Pond/Theatre at the Center/Through March 29

One Came Home/Lifeline Theatre/Through April 5

*The Other Place/Profiles Theatre/Through April 5

Picture Imperfect/Bread & Roses Productions/Through April 4

*Redletter/The Neo-Futurists/Through March 28

The Royal Society of Antarctica/The Gift Theatre/Through April 26

*The Royale/American Theater Company/Through March 29

*Sorry/TimeLine Theatre Company/Through April 19

*Steppenwolf Garage Rep/Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Through April 26

       *Heat Wave/Cold Basement Dramatics

       The Walk Across America For Mother Earth/Red Tape Theatre

       *Angry Fags/Pride Films and Plays

The Sweeter Option/Strawdog Theatre Company/Through March 28

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

*Titus Andronicus/Babes With Blades Theatre Company/Through April 4

*Today We Escape/Tympanic Theatre Company/Through April 4

Traces/Feast Productions/Through March 28

*Two Trains Running/The Goodman Theatre/Through April 19

*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

Comedy Against Humanity/Under The Gun Theater/Open Run

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

DRINK! The Sketch Comedy Drinking Game – Chicago Edition/Corn Productions/Through March 7 April 25

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

*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

*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