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Shear Madness

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Address: Kennedy Center, Washington DC, DC
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Brilliant!

We had the pleasure of seeing this show this past Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). We brought our two boys 10 and 15 yrs old. The show was incredibly funny and engaging... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
Kelly D
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had the pleasure of seeing this show this past Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). We brought our two boys 10 and 15 yrs old. The show was incredibly funny and engaging. Though there were some political and sexual undertones, I did not find it to be inappropriate for our 10 year old - some of it went over his... More 

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1 Thank Kelly D
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thanks for playing Shearlock with us! More 

Washington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The play was hysterical-topical and fun. It was fun to see so many young people enjoying the play and actively participating in "clues" portion of the play. Go you won't be disappointed.

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1 Thank Diane1109
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This show provides great entertainment at a reasonable price. Our guests were delighted by this show.

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1 Thank mburrows
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thanks for being an armchair detective with us. More 

Cary, North Carolina
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

First, we were concerned based on some previous review that we would find the show dated and stale. They were so wrong! Cast was great, a lot of ad-libbing, and a lot of jokes based on current events (including the presidential debate if this week) Fun time we had.

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1 Thank mannart03
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

So glad you had a killer good time. Come back and grill the suspects with us anytime! More 

Vestal New York
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185 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

A bit corny. Small theater with audience participation (only if you want). Not sure we were going to like it, but in the end we thoroughly did. Expect many high school groups in the audience. We got one of the last performances before the summer break; starts again in the Fall

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Woodridge, Illinois
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178 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Had a great time with my 14 year old granddaughter. We both enjoyed the play. It is very topical and funny. The comedy is easy for all ages to understand and appreciate. Lots of young people in the audience.

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1 Thank Barbara W
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thanks for helping us grill the suspects! More 

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111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This was an excellent nights entertainment with good laughs and nice audience participation. The cafeteria offered ok snack food. The seating was excellent regardless where you ended up in this cozy venue.

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

So glad to have you as part of the action. Come back anytime! More 

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Ok show. Most of the audience were High Scool students. Liked how the engaged the audience in solving the crime.

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Thank pedechr
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and grilling some suspects with us. More 

Los Angeles
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283 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Okay--it's full of cliches and couldn't be campier, but it's pretty wholesome fun that will make you laugh. Why not?!

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1 Thank ReillyPas
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thanks for being an armchair detective. More 

Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We went with our son, his sister and two friends and their families (teenagers 13 & 14) to see this play. After a full day of bike riding along the monuments, jetlagged from the west coast and dragging them to the Kennedy Center for dinner we had an incredibly tired and sleepy group of ten. We where about to just... More 

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us from the west coast and grilling the suspects. More 

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