Chicago Critic

We are in our 18 year of theatre reviewing in Chicago!

I founded Chicago Critic initially as a theatre reviewing website in May of 2002 because I believed that the future of theatre reporting was moving to the Internet. Over the years, I have personally posted 4,350 theatre reviews (to date) and over 4,958 total reviews by our staff of reviewers. Last year, we expanded to covering opera and ballet and this year will are planning to cover cabaret, music and improv and art once we have additional staff in place.  We  posted 328 reviews in 2011 and 299 in 2012 and 305 reviews in 2013 with 318 reviews in 2014 and 329 in 2015,  288 in 2016 and 145 so far in 2017.

I am proud to state that is the oldest continuous Chicago theatre reviewing website! Over the last four years, I have reviewed over 300 shows each of these years, ranging from small storefront theatre to the large scale Broadway touring shows. I thrive on the fantastic variety of theatre offered in Chicago.


Tom Williams
Theatre Critic & Publisher


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