Chicago’s Best Shows of 2016

Chicago’s Best Shows of 2016

As an amazing year of performance in Chicago comes to an end, we’re wrapping up our picks for the best productions of 2016. We asked our critics which of the 125 shows we reviewed this year have truly stuck with them, and below are their favorites.

It’s important to note that PerformInk re-launched in March, so we weren’t yet reviewing shows in January and February. And, while we didn’t see every show Chicago has to offer, we tried to send critics to a healthy sampling of venues from the smallest to the largest, and to as many different types of performance as possible.

The following, in alphabetical order, are PerformInk’s Best Shows of 2016. Click the links to read the full reviews:

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About author

Abigail Trabue

Abigail has worked as an actor/director in Chicago for over ten years, and along with husband Jason Epperson founded Lotus Theatricals in 2015, and PerformInk Chicago and Kansas City in 2016 (where she serves as Managing Editor of both publications). When not talking shop, Abigail is raising three padawans with Jason, drinking lots of coffee, converting school buses into RV's, and eating all the foods at Disney World. You can find her on Twitter @AbigailTrabue