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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 12 May 2018
nellinator
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Northern NJ
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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 12 May 2018
Foodiein757
,
Yorktown, Virginia
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Kennedy Center, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 12 May 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 4 weeks ago

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us

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Reviewed 12 May 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

Thank Foodiein757
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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for helping catch a killer! Come back anytime

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Reviewed 21 April 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

1  Thank faithlavin
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Reviewed 9 April 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

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

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us!

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Reviewed 27 March 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.

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

Thanks for playing Shearlock Holmes

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Reviewed 20 March 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.

1  Thank armes67
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ShearMadness, Guest Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us.

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Reviewed 3 February 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 ☺

1  Thank 2013TheSwede
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Reviewed 24 October 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 24 May 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 5 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 23 April 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
11 October 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
8 July 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
17 March 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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