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Shear Madness

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Address: Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-426-5225
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Description: Discover for youself why over 9 million people around the world have seen...
Discover for youself why over 9 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation and up-to-the-minute humor, the play is delightfully different every time you see it.
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Shear Madness vs. Blue Man Group

For those that have attended either of the shows in my review title you probably already know they are both playing at the Charles Theatre in Boston. Prior to traveling to Boston... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Conception Bay South, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

For those that have attended either of the shows in my review title you probably already know they are both playing at the Charles Theatre in Boston. Prior to traveling to Boston I had ordered front row tickets for Blue Man Group (dumb move given our first time viewing the show). My wife and I decided to go into the... More 

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

So glad to have you all the way from Canada- sorry you missed the ending but very glad you could experience the hilarity that is Shear Madness! Come back anytime and see the ending! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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163 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Shear Madness is a funny show for adults and teenagers. It is a great way to spend part of an evening if you are looking for something to do. There is a show Tues-Fri at 8pm and 2 shows on Saturday and Sunday. The theater is very small. We got to sit right in the front near the stage. If... More 

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Oakland, California
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35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This show was so funny! With just 6 actors and a small venue you really feel like you are part of the show and you are when the "head inspector" asks you to help solve the case of a murder. Appropriate for children over the age of 12 - we had several families in the audience. Got our tickets this... More 

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our show and being an armchair detective with us! More 

Washington State
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This show far exceeded our expectations! It was a funny comedy, rich with current references to current topics in politics, news, and pop-culture. We laughed so hard. Don't miss this comedy/mystery show! Great entertainment in Boston.

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our show- we hope we were just the right amount of naughty :-) More 

Aubrey, Texas
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I didn't really know what this show would be about because my husband bought the tickets. I was pleasantly surprised by the small theatre, fun characters and audience interaction! They made lots of funny jokes and had my laughing almost the whole time. The only reason I didn't make it 5 stars was because one staff member was quite rude... More 

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our show and being an armchair detective. Sorry to hear about the usher situation. We have let our guest service staff aware of the situation and they will be speaking with the current ushers. Thanks More 

Thunder Bay
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93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had a blast at this intimate theatre and hilarious play. I would go back again in a heartbeat. No wonder it is the longest running play!

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our show and being an armchair detective with us- come back anytime! More 

Wolfville, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was so good! We were staying at the Chandler Inn and walked there to see it one evening. The humor is funny and the references very up to date. It's even more fun to see it with a group of high school students. I loved the reactions. It's a murder mystery with a different ending every night. The actors... More 

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming. We look forward to seeing you as an armchair detective again soon! More 

Wolfville, Canada
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This long-running farce is a comedy murder mystery that takes place in a hair salon, and includes interaction with the audience. The venue is a cellar theater, and the cast is very professional. The program is suitable for families (I've taken two school groups to see it), although some of the humor is a bit risque. (If gay humor offends... More 

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Thanks for being an armchair detective with us! More 

Soutern Maine
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We planned a trip to Boston and found this show for Saturday night. Small intimate seating really adds to the show. I had a great time, performances were excellent.

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Thanks for playing with us- come back anytime More 

Guildford, Surrey
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Shear Madness is more pantomime than play. If you are in the mood for corny 'topical' jokes, stereotype characters and 60's sitcom dialogue, then its OK. Have several drinks before during and after the show and you'll survive. I didn't and had to leave at the interval. This was at the Kennedy Center Washington DC. 9th April. There were a... More 

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Address: Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-426-5225
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown

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