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Read the latest reviews of plays, musicals and other stage shows from Time Out's theater critics

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

icon-location-pin Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, Evanston
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With an amped-up rock band playing in such close quarters, Hedwig's songs pop with the force of a pipe bomb.

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Ms. Blakk for President

icon-location-pin Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lincoln Park
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Mounted on a zig-zagging runway surrounded by “party style” seating, Ms. Blakk blends an exhilarating range of styles.

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Cirque du Soleil: Volta
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Theater, Circuses & magic

Cirque du Soleil: Volta

icon-location-pin Soldier Field South Parking Lot, Near South Side
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The French Canadian megatroupe Cirque du Soleil once again delivers the spine-tingling spectacle that is its raison d’être.

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Theater, Musicals

Hamilton

icon-location-pin CIBC Theatre, Loop
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical biography of Alexander Hamilton is a stunning, singular achievement.

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