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“Be ready to laugh!”
Review of Shear Madness

Shear Madness
Ranked #4 of 47 Concerts & Shows in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Block Island, Rhode Island
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Be ready to laugh!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Originally saw Shear Madness 25 years ago in Washington, DC and loved it. The Boston show did not disappoint. The cast is outrageously good. It is a laugh a minute. The theater is very small so there is not a bad seat in the place. There is a small bar that serves all sorts of drinks, beers and soft drinks and snacks.
Best to buy tickets by calling the theater directly rather than Ticketmaster. They are very accommodating and will hold the tickets at the box office.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Cindy B
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun Night of Entertainment”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Fun show; excellent actors; great audience interaction; a bar to boot. The theatre is small, intimate (cabaret setting), and nothing fancy. But the show will not disappoint!

Visited September 2013
Thank Terry C
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Shear madness”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

A great fun show, auitable for all ages. It is unpredictable and witty and contemporaneous. It is also improvised and spontaneous too. Have seen many many types of theatre all over the world and was delighted with this light evening of fun. And appreciated the obvious talent of the actors. Anyone who doesnt wnjoy this needs a personality implant

3 Thank Michael H
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“If You Like Laughing”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was a different experience to how I imagined. The theatre is very small and intimate. Just four rows of tables. We were on the back row but still very close to the action. It is very funny even though some of the local jokes were lost on me. Although the cast must have done this for a long time, they still seemed to be enjoying it. The fact that it is a different ending every performance makes it different for them. The banter between the cast and the audience in the second half was wonderful and funny too. Two plusses, a free programme, (this wouldn't happen at a theatre in the UK), and easy to get a drink at the interval from the bar at the rear of the auditorium. A very enjoyable night at the theatre.

Visited September 2013
Thank Jmar880
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
“Great show, especially for groups!!”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had an amazing time! I am a maid of honor, planning the bachelorette party from Texas. The group coordination office was SO helpful, and helped me with every detail. It is great for groups because they incorporate details specific to the group into the show!! Every one of my 17 ladies had an awesome time!! We loved it SO much, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone trying to find something to do for a big (ish) group!!

Visited September 2013
Thank RachelRoss4
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