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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 29 shows now playing, and a total of 143 different reviews!!!

Are You Smarter Than Your 8th Grade Nun?
Are You Smarter Than Your 8th Grade Nun?

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

(1 Review)
The Greenhouse Theater Center
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

Centerstage- Highly Recommended

Chicago Stage Review- Highly Recommended

Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended

ChicagoCritic- Highly Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

Chicagoland Theater Reviews- Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theater Beat- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(15 Reviews)
Briar Street Theatre
Bye Bye Liver
Bye Bye Liver

Windy City Times- Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

(2 Reviews)
Newport Theater
Campaigns, Inc.
Campaigns, Inc.

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Somewhat Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Somewhat Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* TimeLine Theatre Company
Cruel Intentions: The '90 Musical
Cruel Intentions: The '90 Musical

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Recommended

(8 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Kokandy Productions at Chopin Theatre
The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada

Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Somewhat Recommended

Daily Herald- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

Splash Magazine- Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Somewhat Recommended

WTTW- Not Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Somewhat Recommended

Third Coast Review- Somewhat Recommended

PicksInSix- Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Somewhat Recommended

(16 Reviews)
Nederlander Theatre
Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not
Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

(9 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Second City
Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

(1 Review)
The Lounge At The Lion
Failure: A Love Story
Failure: A Love Story

Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

(3 Reviews)
Oil Lamp Theater
Fun Home
Fun Home

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Daily Herald- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Paramount Theatre
Great Altercations
Great Altercations

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Not Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Second City
Hurricane Diane
Hurricane Diane

Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Windy City Times- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Recommended

(8 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Theater Wit
The Infinite Wrench
The Infinite Wrench

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(3 Reviews)
Neo-Futurists at Neo-Futurists
Kitties In Space
Kitties In Space

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

(2 Reviews)
Otherworld Theatre
Late Nite Catechism
Late Nite Catechism

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

TotalTheater- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Recommended

(6 Reviews)
The Greenhouse Theater Center
Light Falls
Light Falls

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Steep Theatre at Theater Wit
Luis Carreon, La Bestia
Luis Carreon, La Bestia

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

(2 Reviews)
Chicago Magic Lounge
The Magic Parlour
The Magic Parlour

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

Chicago Theater Beat- Highly Recommended

The Hawk Chicago- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(8 Reviews)
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Stage Review- Recommended

Chicagoland Theater Reviews- Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Medieval Times Schaumburg Castle
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Chicago Reader- Recommended

EpochTimes- Highly Recommended

Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

(6 Reviews)
Midsommer Flight at Various Locations
The Playboy of the Western World
The Playboy of the Western World

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Somewhat Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Recommended

(7 Reviews)
City Lit Theater
Portal-Prov!
Portal-Prov!

Chicago On Stage- Recommended

(1 Review)
Otherworld Theatre
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

WTTW- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

(13 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Mercury Theater
Queer Eye: the Musical Parody
Queer Eye: the Musical Parody

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

(1 Review)
UP Comedy Club
Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man
Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

Third Coast Review- Somewhat Recommended

(4 Reviews)
The Greenhouse Theater Center
Sister Act
Sister Act

Daily Herald- Somewhat Recommended

(1 Review)
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Urinetown the Musical
Urinetown the Musical

Chicago Reader- Recommended

(1 Review)
Jeff Recommended* The Edge Off-Broadway
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

(3 Reviews)
Oak Park Festival Theatre
Zorro The Musical
Zorro The Musical

Chicago Stage and Screen- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

(2 Reviews)
Music Theater Works at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

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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 JeffAwards.org

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