Must-See Shows in Chicago 2016

If you are going to be in Chicago anytime soon, you have to make time to go to a show. From musical shows to comedy shows, the theaters in Chicago have a little bit of something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a good laugh or a good cry, you are bound to find a play, musical, or a hilarious comedy in the Windy City. Here are some of latest and greatest, must-see shows in Chicago.


The first few months of 2016 are jam-packed with musicals and revues to enjoy, in all parts of Chicago. You may want to see something that has won a Tony Award like Cabaret at the Privatebank Theatre, or Bye-Bye Birdie at the Drury Lane Theatre at Oakbrook Terrace. Or you could be looking for something that has a little bit of everything such as a revue, that has singing, dancing, sketches, and more. The Second City is having their 104th Revue: Full Me Twice, Déjà vu that is currently getting amazing reviews from Time Out Chicago and various others.

Comedies and Stand-Up Acts

When it comes to comedians, everybody has a different style and preference. Some people get a kick out of the controversial comics, while others prefer comedians who are a bit more tasteful and traditional. Regardless, you are sure to find someone to laugh at in Chicago. Jim Norton is a controversial comic with his very unique brand of adult humor at the Vic Theater in February. Or you may be interested in checking out a comedian by the name of Sean Patton who will be at the second city at the end of January. There are a great deal of various comedic acts for you to catch while you are in the area.


If you enjoy listening to music, you may be interested in hitting up a concert in the near future. You can catch AC/DC in the area in the middle of February as well as a Bullet for My Valentine. If you prefer something a bit lighter, you can always catch Judy Collins at the beginning of February.

Regardless of the type of entertainment that you prefer, there is a little bit of something for everyone in Chicago. Everything from musicals to revues, there is something for all to enjoy. Go online to check out some other shows that will be in the area when you are in town.

The Second City has many of those must-see shows in Chicago right under one roof. Visit their website for more details. Follow Us on Facebook.

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