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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 76 shows now playing, and a total of 458 different reviews!!!  
Chicago Theater Reviews 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (4 Reviews)
Strawdog Theatre

The Addams Family (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Mercury Theater

Angry Fags (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Steppenwolf Theatre

Antigonick (8 Reviews)
Sideshow Theatre Company at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph

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

The Apple Family Plays: Sorry (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
TimeLine Theatre Company

The Apple Family Plays: That Hopey Changey Thing (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
TimeLine Theatre Company

Balm In Gilead (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Griffin Theatre Company at The Den Theatre

Bible Bingo (3 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Blue Man Group (7 Reviews)
Briar Street Theatre

Book of Merman (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Pride Films and Plays at Apollo Theater

The Book Of Mormon (15 Reviews)
Bank of America Theatre

Buffalo (1 Review)
Annoyance Theatre

Bye Bye Liver (1 Review)
The Public House Theatre

ComedySportz (2 Reviews)
Comedy Sportz

Creation's Birthday (1 Review)
Genesis Theatrical Productions at Athenaeum Theatre

Cupid Has a Heart On: A Musical Guide to Relationships (1 Review)
Stage 773

The Diary of Anne Frank (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Writers Theatre

The Dinner Detective (1 Review)
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Dividing the Estate (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Raven Theatre

End Days (9 Reviews)
Windy City Playhouse

Endgame (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre

An Evening with C.S. Lewis (1 Review)
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Fancy Nancy: The Musical (1 Review)
Emerald City Theatre Company at Apollo Theater

First Date (12 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

First Wives Club (14 Reviews)
Ford Oriental Theatre

Four (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory

The Full Monty (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Kokandy Productions at Theater Wit

Genius (7 Reviews)
Profiles Theatre - The Alley Stage

The Glass Protege (4 Reviews)
Glitterati Productions at Theater Wit

Gruoch, or Lady Macbeth (1 Review)
Charnel House Chicago

The Hammer Trinity (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre

Heat Wave (6 Reviews)
Cold Basement Dramatics at Steppenwolf Theatre

The Illusion (4 Reviews)
RBP Rorschack

Jesus Christ Superstar (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe

The Jungle (12 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Oracle Theatre

La Bete (2 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Trap Door Theatre

Late Nite Catechism (3 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Les Miserables (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Paramount Theatre

Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon (1 Review)
Oil Lamp Theater

Macbeth (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The Artistic Home

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

Marie Antoinette (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Steppenwolf Theatre

The Mecca Tales (2 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Chicago Dramatists

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

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

Mr. Burns (14 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Theater Wit

Norma and The Maniac (1 Review)
The Orchard at Redtwist Theatre

On An Average Day (1 Review)
Spartan Theatre Company at Flat Iron Arts Building

On Golden Pond (2 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Theatre At The Center

The One And Only Ivan (3 Reviews)
Lifeline Theatre

One Came Home (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Lifeline Theatre

The Other Place (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Profiles Theatre - The Main Stage

Our Bad Magnet (4 Reviews)
Mary-Arrchie Theatre at Angel Island Theater

Outside Mullingar (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Northlight Theatre

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

Phaedra (1 Review)

Picture Imperfect (5 Reviews)
Athenaeum Theatre

The Princess and the Pea (2 Reviews)
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire

Red (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Redtwist Theatre

Redletter (4 Reviews)

The Royal Society of Antarctica (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The Gift Theatre

The Royale (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
American Theater Company

Scenes From An Execution (3 Reviews)
Runcible Theatre Company at Royal George Theatre

The Sweeter Option (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Strawdog Theatre

That's Weird, Grandma (4 Reviews)
Barrel Of Monkeys at Neo-Futurists

Tightwire (3 Reviews)
Stage 773

Titus Andronicus (5 Reviews)
Babes With Blades Theatre Company at City Lit Theater

Today We Escape: Plays Inspired by Ok Computer (4 Reviews)
Tympanic Theatre Company at The Den Theatre

Tomato Queen (1 Review)
Quest Theatre Ensemble at The Blue Theater

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

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

Traces (3 Reviews)
Feast Productions at The Frontier

Two Trains Running (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Goodman Theatre

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth (6 Reviews)
Red Tape Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre

West Side Story (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Drury Lane- Oakbrook

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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