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Theatre In Chicago lists the reviews from 23 different Chicago area publications. We currently have reviews listed for 69 shows now playing, and a total of 399 different reviews!!!  
Chicago Theater Reviews Agreed Upon Fictions (2 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
16th Street Theater at Berwyn Cultural Center

Alice (3 Reviews)

All Girl Edgar Allan Poe (2 Reviews)
The Chicago Mammals at Zoo Studio

All My Sons (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Raven Theatre

Amazing Grace (12 Reviews)
Bank of America Theatre

Animal Farm (6 Reviews)
Steppenwolf for Young Adults at Steppenwolf Theatre

The Anyway Cabaret (an animal cabaret) (4 Reviews)
Storefront Theater

Apes Of Wrath (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Second City

At Home at the Zoo (5 Reviews)
City Lit Theater

At Last: A Tribute To Etta James (10 Reviews)
Black Ensemble Theater

At The Center (2 Reviews)
The Agency Theater Collective at Chicago Dramatists

Audience Annihilated Part Two: Gold Star Sticker (2 Reviews)
Dream Theatre

Avenue Q (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Mercury Theater

Bethany (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The Gift Theatre

Bible Bingo (3 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

The Birds (7 Reviews)
Hell in a Handbag Productions at Berger Park Coach House

Blue Man Group (7 Reviews)
Briar Street Theatre

Both Your Houses (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Remy Bumppo Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center

Capriccio (9 Reviews)
Lyric Opera

Churchill (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
SoloChicago at The Greenhouse Theater Center

The Clean House (2 Reviews)
Bluebird Arts at Athenaeum Theatre

The Cryptogram (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Profiles Theatre - The Alley Stage

Danny Casolaro Died For You (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
TimeLine Theatre Company

Dead Accounts (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Step Up Productions at The Den Theatre

Depraved New World (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Second City

Devil's Day Off (3 Reviews)
Signal Ensemble Theatre

The Dinner Detective (1 Review)
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Don Giovanni (9 Reviews)
Lyric Opera

Don Juan in Hell (1 Review)
ShawChicago at Ruth Page Center For Arts

Forgotten Future: The Education Project (1 Review)
Collaboraction at Flat Iron Arts Building

Frederick (3 Reviews)
Chicago Children's Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts

The Frozen on the Square (1982) (3 Reviews)
Akvavit Theatre at The Den Theatre

The Gravedigger (4 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
First Folio Theatre

Hack/Slash (1 Review)
CIC Theater

Happy Days (2 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Theatre Y at St. Luke's Lutheran Church

Isaac's Eye (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Writers Theatre

Jane Eyre (10 Reviews)
Lifeline Theatre

John Doe (4 Reviews)
Trap Door Theatre

King Lear (15 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Late Nite Catechism (2 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Luce (4 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Next Theatre Company at Noyes Cultural Art Center

The Magic Parlour (5 Reviews)
The House Theatre of Chicago at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel

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

The Midnight City (9 Reviews)
Firecat Projects at Steppenwolf Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet (16 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Apollo Theater

The Monster In The Hall (4 Reviews)
Filament Theatre

My First Time (2 Reviews)
Broken Nose Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center

The Night Alive (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Steppenwolf Theatre

Nightmares On Lincoln Avenue 666: The Exorcism of Rose Mary's Omen (1 Review)

Nosferatu (1 Review)
Silent Theatre Company at Prop Theatre

Owners (7 Reviews)
Interrobang Theatre Project at Athenaeum Theatre

Parade (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Bohemian Theatre Ensemble at Theater Wit

Pseudo-Chum (3 Reviews)

Resurrected (1 Review)
Theatre-Hikes at Morton Arboretum

Romulus (5 Reviews)
Oracle Theatre

Season On The Line (12 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre

Shadow Town II: The Johns (1 Review)
Her Story Theater at Mayer Kaplan Theatre

Smokefall (15 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Goodman Theatre

The Submission (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Pride Films and Plays at Apollo Theater

Swan Lake (2 Reviews)
The Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium Theatre

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773

Take Me Out (4 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Eclectic Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre

Tommy Gun's Garage (2 Reviews)
Tommy Gun's Garage

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (4 Reviews)

The Vandal (6 Reviews)
Steep Theatre

The Velveteen Rabbit (2 Reviews)
Lifeline Theatre

Watch on the Rhine (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The Artistic Home

Whatever We Want (3 Reviews)
Vivarium Theatre Co. at Heartland Studio Theatre

The Wild Party (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Bailiwick Chicago at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph

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*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