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


*Charm/Northlight Theatre at Steppenwolf Garage Theatre/Through November 8

*The Cheats/Steep Theatre Company/Through November 7

*My Mañana Comes/Teatro Vista/Through November 8

No Beast So Fierce/Oracle Productions/Through November 8

*The Tempest/Chicago Shakespeare Theater/Through November 8




1984/Steppenwolf for Young Adults/Through November 15

Assassination Theater: Chicago’s Role in the Crime of the Century/The Museum of Broadcast Communications/Through November 7 January 31

belladonna luna sonata/The Plagiarists/Through November 21

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

*Chapter Two/Windy City Playhouse/Through December 20

*Design For Living/Pride Films & Plays/Through November 22

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

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

*The Firestorm/Stage Left Theatre/Through November 29

Good for Otto/The Gift Theatre/Through November 22

*Marjorie Prime/Writers Theatre/Through February 28

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

*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 January 17, 2016 (Half-Priced Tickets)

*The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane/Chicago Children’s Theatre/Through November 15

*The Play About My Dad/The Raven Theatre/Through November 28

*The Price/TimeLine Theatre/Through November 22

*Ride the Cyclone/Chicago Shakespeare Theater/Through November 8 November 15

The Seven Per-Cent Solution/City Lit Theater/Through November 15

*Spill/TimeLine Theatre/Through December 19

*The Terrible/The New Colony/Through November 21

Treasure Island/Lookingglass Theatre Company/Through January 31

*Tribulation: The Musical/The Mission Theater at iO/Through November 22



Act Accordingly/Brand New Toys/Through November 19

*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

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

*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 Open Run

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

We Gotta Bingo/Chicago Theater Works/Open Run