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Shear Madness

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Charles Playhouse Stage II 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
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GraceS5353 wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, Massachusetts37 contributions17 helpful votes
I went to see Shear Madness with my husband and 16 year old daughter. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The actors were fantastic, and even seemed to surprised each other with how hilarous the ad libbing was. It’s a small theater, but it makes the stage very easy to see. The audience interaction was fun, and it ranged from jokes about audience members to audience members making fun of characters (nothing with malicious intent). Although it is targeted to adult audiences, my daughter was laughing a lot and said she enjoyed the show. There were kids as young as about 12 in our showing; kids younger than 12 probably wouldn’t understand/have fun. The only shame was how empty our showing was. The actors deserved a full theater. Overall, I recommend it if you have spare time in Boston!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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medicalmarinara wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts116 contributions36 helpful votes
Coming here was a good time. The theater is pretty small and is tiered with some comedy club style tables. The actors are great and it was fun to see everything play out, especially with some (non-required) audience participation. I was scared of getting called on, but that was not the case. Would come back once more, but probably not more than that.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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jill o wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a very, very funny play. The actors were excellent. The set was perfect. At first I thought our seats were terrible (in the back corner near the bathrooms) but they turned out to be just fine. We were seated at a tiny table for four which was perfect because we were a party of four. However, if we had been a party of two, we would have been seated with two strangers which could be a little dicey since it was pretty tight quarters. There is a bar upstairs so if you get there early you can hang out there. There is also a bar downstairs where the play is performed but it closes during the performance and reopens at intermission. Very fresh play even though it has been running for years. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lnelson121 wrote a review Jan 2020
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I had seen Sheer Madness AGES ago (think over two decades previously) with my mother. As she was in town again, we thought wouldn't it be a hoot to see it again after all these years. Naturally we were wondering if the production stayed updated. We knew that in earlier days the actors were improvising as well as following the main script. The performance was fanatic. The basic script was the same from 20 years ago, but it has stuck with the times. To the point that some of the jokes were based on events that had happened in the last couple of days before we went to the shoe. Just great. I also saw years ago the DC-Sheer Madness, but Boston will always be my number one.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness
Responded Jan 17, 2020
Thanks for coming back to the scene of the crime and helping solve whodunit once again. Hope to see you again- hopefully sooner this time :-)
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Alicia F wrote a review Jan 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great show. Very funny. Also very inappropriate, but I went with my 18 yo so it was fine. Younger children won’t get many of the jokes. The young children who attended with other parents appeared to have great time.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness
Responded Jan 17, 2020
Thanks for playing armchair detective with us!
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