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Shear Madness

Kennedy Center, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-467-4600
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Loved it!

Great show! Had the whole family laughing. Wouldn’t recommend for kids younger than middle school... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
nellinator
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Northern NJ
via mobile
Great cast who engaged so well with the audience

This is a “whodunnit” where the cast gets the audience engaged. The cast is a lot of fun and really... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
Foodiein757
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Kennedy Center, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Great show! Had the whole family laughing. Wouldn’t recommend for kids younger than middle school. Bought tickets last minute by phone and used AAA discount. Alot of pop culture references and play on words. You could tell the actors were having fun too!

1  Thank nellinator
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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a “whodunnit” where the cast gets the audience engaged. The cast is a lot of fun and really seem to enjoy practicing their craft. There were no “lost” lines because they get to ad lib as they go along. You need to pay...More

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thanks for helping catch a killer! Come back anytime

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We were shocked when queing up for the show. It turned out that 95% of the audience was middle school children on class trips. I certanily did not enjoy sitting in the audience with the overwhelming kids not with their parents so they can act...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We went to see Shear Madness in April 2018. The cast were all hilarious and our family was laughing constantly. The negative reviewers will complain about anything, but we all had a great time. The tickets were pretty pricey, but in the end none of...More

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us!

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

I had no idea really what to expect when my husband got tickets for this show. It was hilarious! Very current with pop culture, interactive, funny and energetic cast! Loved it so much.

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thanks for playing Shearlock Holmes

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This show was incredibly funny. The actors have interactions with the audience. Our family really enjoyed this show. There’s not a bad seat in the room either.

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ShearMadness, Guest Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us.

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

We like Kennedy Center and had recently heard a few positive comment about Shear Madness so we decided to celebrate our daughters 25 with this show. Had no clue of what to expect but was pleasantly surprised and will be back, for sure ☺

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went to see this show, which we had both seen before (years ago in a different location). Forgot how hysterically funny it is! And of course they keep it current with the latest news, etc... If you have not seen it,...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

I've gone to Shear Madness several times over the years. When guests come to town, it's always a great place to take them because they can see the Kennedy Center and a show at the same time! The shows over the years have stayed current...More

1  Thank purpose7
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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review- come back and play Shearlock anytime.

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

The five of us (two adults, 3 teenage kids) visited the show on Wednesday, April 19. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The cast was terrific especially the salon owner. Hilarious actually! I was concerned my kids (17, 15, 13) might not like it, but they laughed...More

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victoriahawkins
October 11, 2015|
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Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
We have no official "dress code" for attending plays at Kennedy Center. Our patrons usually dress in business casual attire. However, we'd rather have a patron come in jeans and a sweatshirt than not come at all out of... More
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Cindy B
July 8, 2015|
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Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
All seats are great- but center might be your best option. The closer you are to the stage the closer you are to the action- so you've been warned! :-)
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Angela M
March 17, 2015|
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Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
Hello- We would give the show a PG rating! We have hosted hundreds of Jr. High School Groups over the years with no issues. Children usually love the show! Thanks
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