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


*Domesticated/Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Through February 7

Good For Otto/Gift Theatre/Through November 22 December 20 Februrary 7

No Wake/Route 66 Theatre Company/Through February 7

*What I Learned in Paris/Congo Square Theatre/Through February 7

*Year of the Rooster/Red Theater/Through February 6




*Animals Out of Paper/Shattered Globe Theatre/Through February 27

Another Word for Beauty/Goodman Theatre/Through February 21

*Beautiful: The Carole King Musical/Broadway In Chicago/Through February 21

Bruise Easy/American Theater Company/Through February 14

*Byhalia, Mississippi/The New Colony and Definition Theatre Company/Through Through February 14 February 21

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

*The Duchess of Malfi/Trap Door Theatre/Through February 20

The Hairy Ape/Oracle Theatre/Through March 12

*Le Switch/About Face Theatre/Through February 21

London Wall/Griffin Theatre Company/Through February 14

*The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes/Mercury Theater Chicago/Through March 20

*Marjorie Prime/Writers Theatre/Through February 28

*Mothers and Sons/Northlight Theatre/Through February 27

*Nabucco/Lyric Opera of Chicago/Through February 12

*The Old Friends/Raven Theatre/Through March 26

Posh/Steep Theatre Company/Through February 27

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

*R+J: The Vineyard/Red Theater/Through November 21 December 12  February 20

*Satchmo at the Waldorf/Court Theatre/Through Through February 7 February 14

*Sunset Baby/TimeLine Theatre Company/Through March 10

Upstate/MPAACT/Through February 28

*A Widow of No Importance/Rasaka Theatre Company/Through February 21



*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

*Fool Me Twice, Déjà Vu/The Second City/Open Run

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

*The Magic Cabaret/Greenhouse Theater Center/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

Pony Boy/Annoyance Theatre/Through February 26

*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

The Second City’s Loud, Fast & Funny/Second City/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 Open Run

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

We Gotta Bingo/Chicago Theater Works/Open Run