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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 45 shows now playing, and a total of 285 different reviews!!!

Alex Edelman's Just for Us
Alex Edelman's Just for Us

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Recommended

(5 Reviews)
Steppenwolf Theatre
Antigone
Antigone

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Rescripted- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

(10 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Court Theatre
Anything Goes
Anything Goes

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

WTTW- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

Life and Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Culture Authority- Highly Recommended

City Pleasures- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

(18 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Porchlight Music Theatre at Ruth Page Center For Arts
The Band's Visit
The Band's Visit

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theater and Arts- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Evanston Roundtable- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

(12 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Writers Theatre
Billy Elliot: The Musical
Billy Elliot: The Musical

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

Life and Times- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

(8 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Paramount Theatre
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- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theater Beat- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

(16 Reviews)
Briar Street Theatre
brother sister cyborg space
brother sister cyborg space

Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

(3 Reviews)
Raven Theatre
Cry It Out
Cry It Out

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

(1 Review)
Oil Lamp Theater
The Diary Of Anne Frank
The Diary Of Anne Frank

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

(3 Reviews)
Young People's Theatre of Chicago at The Greenhouse Theater Center
Dog Man: The Musical
Dog Man: The Musical

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

(2 Reviews)
The Studebaker Theater
Don't Quit Your Daydream
Don't Quit Your Daydream

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

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

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

(1 Review)
The Lounge At The Lion
An Enemy of The People
An Enemy of The People

Third Coast Review- Recommended

(1 Review)
Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure Church
Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

WTTW- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Somewhat Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

Life and Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Culture Authority- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

(12 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Drury Lane- Oakbrook
Filumena: A Marriage Italian Style
Filumena: A Marriage Italian Style

Life and Times- Recommended

(1 Review)
Elgin Art Showcase
Flood
Flood

Chicago Tribune- Not Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Recommended

PicksInSix- Recommended

Life and Times- Recommended

Chicago Culture Authority- Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

(11 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit
Girl From The North Country
Girl From The North Country

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Chicago Culture Authority- Somewhat Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Somewhat Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

(10 Reviews)
CIBC Theatre
Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue
Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Chicago Culture Authority- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Broadway Playhouse
a home what howls (or the house what was ravine)
a home what howls (or the house what was ravine)

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Somewhat Recommended

Buzznews.net- Recommended

Life and Times- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Recommended

(9 Reviews)
Steppenwolf Theatre
In Quietness
In Quietness

Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Third Coast Review- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Recommended

(7 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* A Red Orchid Theatre
In The Heights
In The Heights

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

WTTW- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

Life and Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Culture Authority- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

(14 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Marriott Theatre
Judy's Life's Work
Judy's Life's Work

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Somewhat Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

(5 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Definition Theatre
Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

(1 Review)
Chicago Kids Company at Apollo Theater
The Magic Parlour
The Magic Parlour

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theater Beat- Highly Recommended

The Hawk Chicago- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

(12 Reviews)
The Magic Parlour
The Matchbox Magic Flute
The Matchbox Magic Flute

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

(6 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Goodman Theatre
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
Mother Courage and her Children
Mother Courage and her Children

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

Buzznews.net- Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

(5 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Trap Door Theatre
Mothers
Mothers

Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Somewhat Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Somewhat Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

(7 Reviews)
The Gift Theatre at Filament Theatre
Notes From The Field
Notes From The Field

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

The Fourth Walsh- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

Chicago Culture Authority- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

(13 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* TimeLine Theatre Company
Oh, The Places You'll Glow!
Oh, The Places You'll Glow!

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Life and Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Culture Authority- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

(10 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Second City
On Golden Pond
On Golden Pond

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Recommended

Life and Times- Recommended

Splash Magazine- Recommended

(5 Reviews)
MadKap Productions at Skokie Theatre
The Outgoing Tide
The Outgoing Tide

Chicago Reader- Recommended

(1 Review)
Jeff Recommended* Buffalo Theatre Ensemble at McAninch Arts Center
Party at the Pantheon: A Modern Greek Stoner Comedy
Party at the Pantheon: A Modern Greek Stoner Comedy

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

(1 Review)
Factory Theater
Physician Magician
Physician Magician

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Recommended

(3 Reviews)
The Rhapsody Theater
Richard III
Richard III

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Somewhat Recommended

Life and Times- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

(10 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Selling Kabul
Selling Kabul

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Highly Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

Chicago Culture Authority- Recommended

City Pleasures- Highly Recommended

Evanston Roundtable- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

(15 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Northlight Theatre
Silent Sky
Silent Sky

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Chicago Theater and Arts- Highly Recommended

Life and Times- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

(5 Reviews)
Jeff Recommended* Citadel Theatre Company
Studies in Blue
Studies in Blue

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Highly Recommended

WTTW- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

(6 Reviews)
The Joffrey Ballet at Lyric Opera
Sunsets: Two Acts On A Beach
Sunsets: Two Acts On A Beach

Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

Windy City Times- Recommended

Chicago Stage and Screen- Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

(4 Reviews)
Open Space Arts
Tad in 5th City
Tad in 5th City

Chicago Reader- Recommended

(1 Review)
Jeff Recommended* MPAACT at The Greenhouse Theater Center
Teatro ZinZanni: Love, Chaos and Dinner
Teatro ZinZanni: Love, Chaos and Dinner

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

Chicago Sun Times- Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

Let's Play Theatrical Reviews- Recommended

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

PicksInSix- Highly Recommended

Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended

(7 Reviews)
Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop
Topdog/Underdog
Topdog/Underdog

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended

(2 Reviews)
Invictus Theatre Company at Windy City Playhouse
Twihard! A Twilight Musical Parody
Twihard! A Twilight Musical Parody

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

(1 Review)
Otherworld Theatre
Waiting for Lefty
Waiting for Lefty

Chicago Reader- Recommended

Third Coast Review- Recommended

Chicago On Stage- Recommended

(3 Reviews)
Gwydion Theatre Company at The Greenhouse Theater Center
When You Awake You Will Remember Everything!
When You Awake You Will Remember Everything!

Chicago Reader- Recommended

(1 Review)
The Plagiarists at The Edge Off-Broadway

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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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