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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 52 shows now playing, and a total of 341 different reviews!!!  
Chicago Theater Reviews 42nd Street (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Drury Lane- Oakbrook

Altar Boyz (12 Reviews)
Theo Ubique at No Exit Cafe

Altered Boy (4 Reviews)
Pride Arts Center - The Buena

Barney the Elf (5 Reviews)
The Greenhouse Theater Center

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (13 Reviews)
Cadillac Palace Theatre

Billy Elliot the Musical (15 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts

Blue Man Group (13 Reviews)
Briar Street Theatre

Bye Bye Liver (2 Reviews)
The Public House Theatre

A Christmas Carol (1 Review)
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

A Christmas Carol (9 Reviews)
Goodman Theatre

The Christmas Schooner (5 Reviews)
Mercury Theater

A Dickens Carol (2 Reviews)
Madison Street Theatre

Dream Freaks Fall From Space (11 Reviews)
Second City

Elf The Musical (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Paramount Theatre

Fade (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph

Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Second City

Hamilton (19 Reviews)
CIBC Theatre

Hamlet (1 Review)
The Public House Theatre

Hard Times (12 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Lookingglass Theatre

Hellcab (5 Reviews)
Agency Theater Collective at The Den Theatre

I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn't Even Smile (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Redtwist Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Writers Theatre

The Infinite Wrench (2 Reviews)

It's A Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! (5 Reviews)
American Blues Theater at Stage 773

It's A Wonderful Life: The Musical (2 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Theatre At The Center

Late Nite Catechism (4 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Little Red Cyrano (5 Reviews)
Red Theater Chicago at Strawdog Theatre

Lizzie (14 Reviews)
Firebrand Theatre at The Den Theatre

The Magic Parlour (7 Reviews)
The House Theatre of Chicago at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament (4 Reviews)
Medieval Times Schaumburg Castle

The Minutes (16 Reviews)
Steppenwolf Theatre

The Nutcracker (4 Reviews)
The Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium Theatre

The Nutcracker (2 Reviews)
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff (9 Reviews)
Broadway Playhouse

Puff: Believe It Or Not (12 Reviews)
Remy Bumppo Theatre at The Greenhouse Theater Center

A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol (6 Reviews)
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Red Velvet (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer (1 Review)
Hell In A Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic

Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits (6 Reviews)
Citadel Theatre Company

Sleeping Beauty (4 Reviews)
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire

They (2 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Trap Door Theatre

This Way Outta Santaland (and other Xmas miracles) (4 Reviews)
Theater Wit

The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves (1 Review)
eta Creative Arts Foundation

Tis the Seasonal Depression (1 Review)
Gayco Productions at Pride Arts Center - The Broadway

Tommy Gun's Garage (3 Reviews)
Tommy Gun's Garage

Tony 'n Tina's Wedding (10 Reviews)
Chicago Theatre Works

Turandot (9 Reviews)
Lyric Opera

Twas the Fight Before Christmas (1 Review)
The Public House Theatre

Twas The Night Before Christmas (2 Reviews)
Emerald City Theatre at Broadway Playhouse

Violet (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Griffin Theatre Company at The Den Theatre

Wicked (5 Reviews)
Ford Oriental Theatre

Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas (2 Reviews)
MCL Chicago

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