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The best theater in Chicago, including play and musical critical reviews

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15 theater shows to see this winter

These 15 plays and musicals are the winter theater shows to see

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Chicago theater critics' picks

Read reviews of all of our critics' current favorites

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Christmas plays and holiday theater in Chicago

Revisit your favorite carols and other perennials, or start a new seasonal tradition

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Musical theater in Chicago

Find new and classic musicals and revues onstage in Chicago

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Children's theater and family-friendly plays in Chicago

Stage shows for tots, tweens and families

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Latest theater reviews

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Airline Highway

Partying with the down and out in New Orleans

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Newsies

Disney's stage urchins are thrillingly athletic and thoroughly charming on tour

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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H.M.S. Pinafore

The Hypocrites expand their Gilbert & Sullivan Rep

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Twist Your Dickens, or Scrooge You!

The Second City gives the Goodman a good Scroogeing

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The King and I

Marriott's production is a Siamese dream

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Camelot

Drury Lane mounts a lush, bracing new revival

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Hotel Aphrodite

The Factory checks in to a terrific sex farce

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Mousetrap

The classic mystery gets a fine new staging

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Hot Georgia Sunday

Sharply acted tales of Southern discomfort

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Nutcracker

The House's holiday treat retains its magic

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Theater features

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Jessie Mueller and company spend A Night at the Tonys

The Chicago Humanities Festival concert traversed six-plus decades of musical theater

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Dee Snider on his Rock & Roll Christmas Tale

The Twisted Sister frontman and reality TV regular tells us why he's putting his name on a holiday musical

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Josh Young and Erin Mackey on Amazing Grace

The rising Broadway stars, who lead the cast of the ambitious new musical, tell us how sweet the sound will be

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Jeff Awards 2014: Equity Wing winners

Goodman, Writers and American Blues Theater lead the pack

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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson: Interview

The cast of This Is Our Youth on Kenneth Lonergan’s play, the heinousness of auditioning and the universal truths of growing up

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What's playing at…

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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Goodman Theatre

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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

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The Den Theatre

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Greenhouse Theater Center

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Theater Wit

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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Stage 773

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Chopin Theatre

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Athenaeum Theatre

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2014–15 season announcements

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Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace

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Eclipse Theatre Company

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Adventure Stage Chicago

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Chicago Dramatists

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Trap Door Theatre

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Bailiwick Chicago

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