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  Critics' Theatre Review Round-Up Of Shows Currently Playing
Theatre In Chicago lists the reviews from 23 different Chicago area publications. We currently have reviews listed for 56 shows now playing, and a total of 362 different reviews!!!  
Chicago Theater Reviews American Buffalo (2 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Angel Island Theater

Animals Out Of Paper (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit

Another Word for Beauty (11 Reviews)
Goodman Theatre

Barefoot in the Park (1 Review)
Oil Lamp Theater

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (14 Reviews)
Ford Oriental Theatre

Bible Bingo (4 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Blue Man Group (9 Reviews)
Briar Street Theatre

Body/Courage (2 Reviews)
Rivendell Theatre

Bronte (2 Reviews)
Promethean Theatre Ensemble at Athenaeum Theatre

Bruise Easy (13 Reviews)
American Theater Company

Bye Bye Birdie (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Drury Lane- Oakbrook

Byhalia, Mississippi (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The New Colony at The Den Theatre

The Consultant (6 Reviews)
Signal Ensemble Theatre

Domesticated (14 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Steppenwolf Theatre

Double Text (1 Review)
The Public House Theatre

The Drawer Boy (2 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Redtwist Theatre

The Duchess of Malfi (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Trap Door Theatre

Epopeya (1 Review)
Aguijon Theater

Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen] (3 Reviews)
Halcyon Theatre at Christ Lutheran Church

The Explorers Club (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Windy City Playhouse

Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu (8 Reviews)
Second City

For Real, America?! (1 Review)
Annoyance Theatre

The Gilded Age: A Story of Today (6 Reviews)
City Lit Theater

Good For Otto (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The Gift Theatre

Hairspray - The Broadway Musical (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Paramount Theatre

The Hairy Ape (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Oracle Theatre

High Fidelity (4 Reviews)
Refuge Theatre Project at Refuge Records

Jeeves At Sea (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
First Folio Theatre

The Last Defender (4 Reviews)
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre

Late Nite Catechism (3 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Le Switch (12 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
About Face Theatre at Theater Wit

London Wall (12 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Griffin Theatre Company at The Den Theatre

The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes (14 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Mercury Theater

Marjorie Prime (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Writers Theatre

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament (3 Reviews)
Medieval Times Schaumburg Castle

Mothers and Sons (9 Reviews)
Northlight Theatre

The Mutilated (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
A Red Orchid Theatre

Mutt (8 Reviews)
Red Tape Theatre and Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit

Nabucco (8 Reviews)
Lyric Opera

No Wake (12 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Route 66 Theatre Company at The Greenhouse Theater Center

The Old Friends (4 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Raven Theatre

Pinocchio: a Folk Musical (3 Reviews)
Filament Theatre

Pony Boy (1 Review)
Annoyance Theatre

Posh (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Steep Theatre

R+J: The Vineyard (8 Reviews)
Oracle and Red Theater Chicago at The Den Theatre

Satchmo at the Waldorf (12 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Court Theatre

Snowflake (2 Reviews)
Chicago Children's Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts

Sparky (2 Reviews)
Lifeline Theatre

Sunset Baby (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
TimeLine Theatre Company

Upstate (3 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
MPAACT at The Greenhouse Theater Center

Vices and Virtues (8 Reviews)
Profiles Theatre - The Alley Stage

We Gotta Bingo (9 Reviews)
Chicago Theatre Works

What I Learned in Paris (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Athenaeum Theatre

A Widow Of No Importance (6 Reviews)
Rasaka Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph

Yasmina's Necklace (1 Review) Jeff Recommended*
16th Street Theater at Berwyn Cultural Center

Year of the Rooster (6 Reviews)
Red Theater Chicago at The Frontier

See which of these above shows are the top rated by going to the "T.I.C. Top List" page.  

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the opening night judges of The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee. The entire production is then eligible for nomination for awards at the end of the season. To find out more information visit