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Fun, and funny!

Day trip to Boston for myself, my husband, and girls, 19 year old and 14 year old twins. We had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon F
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Boston, Massachusetts
Shear Madness

Family of four with daughters ages 12 & 16 all enjoyed the show and were thoroughly entertained... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peridot4
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Day trip to Boston for myself, my husband, and girls, 19 year old and 14 year old twins. We had a great time!! Great show, great opportunity to laugh! Smaller venue is ideal so there's not a bad seat in the house. Would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of four with daughters ages 12 & 16 all enjoyed the show and were thoroughly entertained. Would definitely recommend for something fun and different. Great venue and reasonable ticket prices. Small discount available with AAA

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peridot4
Reviewed December 11, 2018

WE love comedy plays and this one had us laughing a lot. It's a little dated for the younger crowd, but if you're over 35 years old, you'll get it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Darcie N
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

This show is really aimed towards a middle aged, older crowd, who are easily pleased. The dialogue is witty and threads in current events as well as popular culture. The ad-libbing of the characters keeps things lively as does the audience interaction. However most of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Pay attention in the first half you need this for the second half Funny topical comedy show Highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

One a rare weekend away with the husbands, looking for something that they would also enjoy. The "girls" of the party had all seen Shear Madness, one almost 20 years ago. It was just as funny and entertaining now as it was in the past!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alanac536
Reviewed November 18, 2018

I LOVED this production! Every member of the small cast was excellent, the set design was perfect, and the theatre was intimate & comfortable. Good writing and acting with many laugh out loud moments. The interactive element was non threatening and the improv thoroughly entertaining!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We were an unsuspecting family of four (two parents and two teens) who came with little knowledge of the production and were utterly delighted. We happened to score a table in the front row which meant we were practically on stage and part of all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelingvermonters
ShearMadness, General Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thanks for playing Shearlock with us!

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Can’t understand the rave reviews. Ham acting, slapstick comedy with bad jokes that fall flat, add extremely uncomfortable seats and awful wine at the bar. Don’t waste your money!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank veroniqueb440
ShearMadness, General Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Sorry for your experience and we appreciate your feedback. Anything else we could have done to enhance your experience, please let us know at info@shearmadness.com

Reviewed October 2, 2018

When you walk in, grab a drink from the bar (alcohol, juice, water, soda) and a snack, find your table and enjoy the fun festive crowd. The first half of the play set the scene for a mystery, the second half is where the audience...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ShearMadness, General Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thanks so much for playing armchair detective.

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Steve T
September 11, 2017|
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Response from ATypicalPalate | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of innuendo and many jokes are modified to latest trends. ie there was a "cash me outside" joke made.
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Sari W
July 2, 2016|
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Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
Hello- All seats are assigned so you can arrive at any point up to 5 minutes before the show begins. Thanks
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March 25, 2016|
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Response from ShearMadness | Property representative |
Hello Are you looking for Boston, DC or NYC? In general times are Tue-Fri at 8pm Sat at 6pm and 9pm and Sun 3pm and 7pm for Boston and DC. For NYC it is Tue-Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm and 8pm and Sun 3pm.
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