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Theatre In Chicago lists the reviews from 23 different Chicago area publications. We currently have reviews listed for 73 shows now playing, and a total of 409 different reviews!!!  
Chicago Theater Reviews Airline Highway (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Steppenwolf Theatre

Always... Patsy Cline (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe

Anna Bolena (6 Reviews)
Lyric Opera

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant (1 Review)
Annoyance Theatre

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

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

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) (3 Reviews)
Emerald City Theatre Company at Apollo Theater

Blue Man Group (7 Reviews)
Briar Street Theatre

Buddy Cop 2 (3 Reviews)
Pavement Group at Theater Wit

Burning Bluebeard (6 Reviews)
The Ruffians at Theater Wit

Camelot (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Drury Lane- Oakbrook

Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night (2 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

A Christmas Carol (9 Reviews)
Goodman Theatre

A Christmas Carol (1 Review)
Drury Lane- Oakbrook

A Christmas Carol: an Evening of Dickensian Delights (2 Reviews)
Dream Theatre

The Christmas Schooner (7 Reviews)
Mercury Theater

Cinderella (5 Reviews)
Cadillac Palace Theatre

Cirque Dreams Holidaze (4 Reviews)
Chicago Theatre

The Clean House (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Remy Bumppo Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center

Comedy Against Humanity (2 Reviews)
Under The Gun Theater

Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) (5 Reviews)
Jackalope Theatre Company at Broadway Armory

Danny Casolaro Died For You (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
TimeLine Theatre Company

Dee Snider's Rock and Roll Christmas Tale (8 Reviews)
Broadway Playhouse

Desperate Dolls (8 Reviews)
Strawdog Theatre

The Dinner Detective (1 Review)
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sugarplums? (1 Review)
The Public House Theatre

From the Heart (1 Review)
Citadel Theatre Company

Frosty's Shakes and Dogs (1 Review)
Li'l Buds Theatre at Rivendell Theatre

Great Expectations (4 Reviews)
Strawdog Theatre

H.M.S. Pinafore (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre

Hansel and Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat (3 Reviews)
Emerald City Theatre Company at Broadway Playhouse

Hellcab (7 Reviews)
Profiles Theatre - The Main Stage

HoliDaze (5 Reviews)
Step Up Productions at Chicago Dramatists

Hot Georgia Sunday (6 Reviews)
Haven Theatre Company at The Den Theatre

Hotel Aphrodite (4 Reviews)
The Factory Theater at Prop Theatre

The Humans (9 Reviews)
American Theater Company

I And You (3 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Redtwist Theatre

Improvised Twilight Zone (2 Reviews)
Annoyance Theatre

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

It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! (4 Reviews)
American Blues Theater at The Greenhouse Theater Center

It's a Wonderful Santaland Miracle, Nut Cracking Christmas Story... Jews Welcome! (3 Reviews)
Stage 773

It's Christmas, Goddamnit (2 Reviews)
Annoyance Theatre

Jet Black Chevrolet (4 Reviews)
The Side Project

The King And I (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire

A Klingon Christmas Carol (2 Reviews)
Commedia Beauregard at Athenaeum Theatre

Late Nite Catechism (2 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Lookingglass Alice (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Lookingglass Theatre

The Love of Three Oranges (1 Review)
Piccolo Theatre

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

Mary Poppins (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Paramount Theatre

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

The Mikado (2 Reviews)
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre

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

The Mousetrap (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Northlight Theatre

Newsies (14 Reviews)
Ford Oriental Theatre

The Nutcracker (5 Reviews)
The Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium Theatre

The Nutcracker (8 Reviews)
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre

Panic on Cloud 9 (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Second City

Pericles (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Porgy and Bess (13 Reviews)
Lyric Opera

Process, A Holiday Production (1 Review)
CIC Theater

A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer (2 Reviews)
Hell In A Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic

Santaland Diaries (5 Reviews)
Theater Wit

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose (7 Reviews)
Raven Theatre

Shining City (11 Reviews)
Irish Theatre of Chicago at The Den Theatre

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

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

Twist Your Dickens, Or Scrooge You! (11 Reviews)
Goodman Theatre

A Very Orwellian Christmas Special (1 Review)
Royal George Theatre

We Three (4 Reviews)
The Side Project

The Wizard of Oz (2 Reviews)
The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences at Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire

Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas (1 Review)
MCL Chicago

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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