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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 39 shows now playing, and a total of 260 different reviews!!!

As You Like It
As You Like It

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Daily Herald- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Chicago On the Aisle- Highly Recommended

Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Somewhat Recommended

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

WTTW- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(17 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Chicago Shakespeare Theater
The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Highly Recommended

(1 Review)
Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station
The Best Decision You've Ever Made
The Best Decision You've Ever Made

Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Somewhat Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

(6 Reviews)
Second City
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 Standard- 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
Bug
Bug

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

(11 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Steppenwolf Theatre
Bye Bye Liver
Bye Bye Liver

Windy City Times- Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

(2 Reviews)
Newport Theater
Cinderella
Cinderella

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Somewhat Recommended

Daily Herald- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

(10 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Paramount Theatre
Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

(1 Review)
The Lounge At The Lion
Eb and Belle
Eb and Belle

Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

(1 Review)
Theatre Above the Law at The Jarvis Square Theater
Florencia en el Amazonas
Florencia en el Amazonas

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago On the Aisle- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

WTTW- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(6 Reviews)
Lyric Opera
Frozen
Frozen

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Daily Herald- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(8 Reviews)
Cadillac Palace Theatre
God of Carnage
God of Carnage

Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(6 Reviews)
AstonRep Theatre Company at The Edge Theatre
Her Honor Jane Byrne
Her Honor Jane Byrne

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

(6 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Lookingglass Theatre
Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins
Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

(3 Reviews)
Strawdog Theatre Company at Rivendell Theatre
Hundred Days
Hundred Days

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(9 Reviews)
Kokandy Productions at Chopin Theatre
I'm Not A Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce
I'm Not A Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Mercury Theater
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
Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Daily Herald- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

WTTW- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Recommended

(6 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
The Last Pair of Earlies
The Last Pair of Earlies

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Recommended

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(7 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Raven 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
Lighthouses In The Desert
Lighthouses In The Desert

Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

(1 Review)
Glass Apple Theatre at Raven Theatre
Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody
Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Somewhat Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

(9 Reviews)
Apollo Theater
Love in the Time of Jonestown - A Radio Play
Love in the Time of Jonestown - A Radio Play

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(2 Reviews)
The New Coordinates at Online Stream
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
Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol
Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

(7 Reviews)
Manual Cinema at Online Stream
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
My Name Is Inanna
My Name Is Inanna

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Windy City Times- Recommended

Rescripted- Highly Recommended

(3 Reviews)
Red Tape Theatre at The Ready
Nick Diffatte: Offbeat
Nick Diffatte: Offbeat

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Chicago Magic Lounge
Paradise Square
Paradise Square

Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Daily Herald- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

WTTW- Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Recommended

Third Coast Review- Somewhat Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(17 Reviews)
Nederlander Theatre
Primer
Primer

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(3 Reviews)
Broken Nose Theatre at Online Stream
Pump Boys and Dinettes
Pump Boys and Dinettes

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

WTTW- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Recommended

Picture This Post- Recommended

Rescripted- Highly Recommended

(15 Reviews)
Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts
Queen C
Queen C

Chicago Reader- Not Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

(2 Reviews)
Trap Door Theatre
A Recipe for Disaster
A Recipe for Disaster

Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Daily Herald- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Somewhat Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Somewhat Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Recommended

Picture This Post- Recommended

(11 Reviews)
Windy City Playhouse at Petterino's
Sister Act
Sister Act

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Stage and Cinema- Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

WTTW- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

TotalTheater- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(14 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Mercury Theater
The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen

Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre
Teatro ZinZanni
Teatro ZinZanni

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

(7 Reviews)
Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop
Together At Last
Together At Last

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Somewhat Recommended

Stage and Cinema- Somewhat Recommended

Splash Magazine- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Picture This Post- Somewhat Recommended

(8 Reviews)
Second City
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Chicago On the Aisle- Somewhat Recommended

Stage and Cinema- Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

Let's Play at ChicagoNow- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

(9 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Court Theatre
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Daily Herald- Somewhat Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Citadel Theatre Company

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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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