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Shear Madness

Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-426-5225
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*6 Stars*

Hilarious live-action comedy/murder mystery. Some of the jokes were above the heads of our 12 and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
FloridaFamilyofFive
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Viera, Florida, USA
You cannot beat this funny show

I have actually attended this show several times over the years, and even thought the theme is the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
themcguys
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Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
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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 every time you see it.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 02116
Downtown
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hilarious live-action comedy/murder mystery. Some of the jokes were above the heads of our 12 and 14 year olds, but overall we all had a great time. Such a nice cozy environment. Was it luxurious and sophisticated? - no but this is irreverent comedy with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have actually attended this show several times over the years, and even thought the theme is the same for each show there is always something new that is added. Love how they build current events into the show both national and local. would recommend...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

After bypassing this show on many day trips to Boston, we were so glad that we finally went! The show was in a nice intimate theatre where you really feel included in the entertainment. Our 17 year-old daughter can’t wait to bring friends and see...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Great lighthearted entertainment. Contemporary jokes and a good deal of improvisation as well as audience participation made for a fun, laughter filled evening. A tremendous antidote to winter blues and contemporary politics. You won't regret going.

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for being an armchair detective.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This was a last minute choice and so glad we did! Great acting. Laughed through out the night. We loved how the audience is involved for the final outcome. Will definitely go again during our annual trip to Boston.

Thank mom2fourkidz
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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for making us part of your Boston memories.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

The acting was great and lots of laughs. It seemed like everyone was having a good time. The jokes were fresh. Thank you!

Thank Cheryl P
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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for grilling the suspects with us.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Saw this show in Boston over 20 years ago. We went last night, and it's still funny as hell and very entertaining. I was amazed how the actors incorporated current news events and local situations into their script. A lot of which seemed to be...More

Thank JohnN59
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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for being an armchair detective with us.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

It’s fun, you will laugh out loud & have an amazing time. We were visiting for three days a squeezed this into our itinerary. Without revealing any secrets - this is a must see!!

1  Thank Mizuno_MP58
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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This was a madcap, hilarious and inventive production which made me laugh out loud more times than I could count. I went with my sons, aged 16 and 12. Previous reviews have made reference to the adult humour but I was not expecting the humour...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This long playing who dunnit murder mystery that actually involves the audience in solving the case was a delightful way for us to spend a day off. Cocktails at our table in this intimate theatre added to the charm and sense of being "at home"...More

1  Thank joecd
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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for grilling the suspects with us!

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Steve T
12 September 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
3 July 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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Joandempsey2014
26 March 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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