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T.I.C. TOP LIST - The Highest Rated Shows In Chicago

The "Theatre In Chicago (T.I.C.) Top List" is a list of the top rated plays now running in the Chicago area based on what the current reviews are saying. To see all of the play reviews go to Review Round-Up.

Kinky Boots

Charlie Price is a reluctant shoe maker. Lola is a fierce drag queen. These two could not be more different, but when they find common ground in shoes, they see a whole new world of possibilities open up to them that will turn their small town upside down, and just might save Charlie's failing shoe factory.

Chicago Tribune- Highly 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
Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended
Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended
Chicago Theater and Arts- Highly Recommended
PicksInSix- Highly Recommended
Kinky Boots
Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else.

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
Blue Man Group
Mr. Burns, a post electric play

What's left when everything is taken away? That's the question Mr. Burns asks...the same question on everyone's mind the past 16 months. Mr. Burns begins after life as we know it has ended. Small bands of survivors have banded together in pods to keep the pilot light of civilization burning. But their path to redemption is as unexpected as it is inevitable.

Chicago Tribune- Recommended
Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended
Daily Herald- Highly Recommended
Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended
Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended
Chicago Theatre Review- Recommended
Buzznews.net- Highly Recommended
Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended
Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended
Rescripted- Highly Recommended
Mr. Burns, a post electric play
Teatro ZinZanni

Of all the Spiegeltents in all the neighborhoods in all of Chicago, she walks into Caesar's joint, where Marco Antonio and his kitchen crew offer up a nightly feast. After 2000 years stuck inside the sarcophagus, will Cleopatra and her entourage find a new empire, true love and the delicious meal that they seek? Will there be love spice in the air? Guests are invited to join veteran comedians Frank Ferrante and Joe DePaul and an amazing cast of aerialists, acrobats, singers and dancers at Teatro ZinZanni to find out. Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune) calls Frank Ferrante's Caesar a performance "with so much wit and heart that you want him to sit down at your table and share your dinner," and one of the Top 10 Performances of the year. Described as the "Kit Kat Klub on acid," Teatro ZinZanni brings to Chicago an international cast of premier entertainers for its anticipated engagement. Teatro ZinZanni's founder Norm Langill will continue to direct the production. The menu will continue to be designed by Chicago's own Debbie Sharpe - The Goddess of The Goddess and Grocer. The included four-course gourmet feast features multiple entree selections, including vegan options. A fabulous la carte cocktail menu, wine & beer list, and special occasion treats round out the dining experience.

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
Teatro ZinZanni
Macbeth

Lyric's riveting season-opener is the inaugural production of Music Director Enrique Mazzola's tenure, and a brand-new production from Sir David McVicar. Adapting one of the greatest tragedies written by his hero, Shakespeare, Verdi created a stunning portrait of the most power-hungry couple who ever trod a stage. Macbeth's bloody ascent to the throne of Scotland - led and supported by his wife's own consuming ambition - results in disaster for them both. Verdi brings them to blazing life in a score that bristles with energy and endless excitement. Grand-scale arias, hair-raising duets, stupendous ensembles - they're all here, in the first genuine masterpiece of Verdi's career.

Chicago Tribune- Recommended
Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
Splash Magazine- Highly Recommended
Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Highly Recommended
Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended
Picture This Post- Recommended
Macbeth
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights as they compete in the joust and other tests of skill. Expect lots of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, and displays of extraordinary horsemanship as part of an exciting story set in Medieval Spain.

Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended
Chicago Sun Times- Highly Recommended
Chicago Stage Review- Recommended
Chicagoland Theater Reviews- Recommended
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

To see the reviews of all plays go to Review Round-Up.