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Great for the whole family!

I brought my two teenagers to see this while we were visiting NYC. I was surprised at how small... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
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Saw this play on first visit to USA at JFK Centre Washington. Enjoyed so much that as saw it was on... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2017
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Shear Madness is a silly whodunnit play that the audience decides the ending. It’s an entertaining beauty shop story.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

I brought my two teenagers to see this while we were visiting NYC. I was surprised at how small and intimate the venue was. We sat about halfway back and seats were perfect! We went to a weekend matinee and purchased our tickets at the...More

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ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2017

thanks for playing shearlock with us

Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Saw this play on first visit to USA at JFK Centre Washington. Enjoyed so much that as saw it was on on NY thought would see again. Even though very American was easy to follow and lots of laughs. Plot changes all the time and...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this show. We had 2nd row seats in a small theater, but they were a little too close because of a prop. The show was hilarious, great actors & very personable. They interacted with the audience which was great! We would definitely...More

Thank Texas4kiddos
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Great interactive mystery who-dunnit that involves everyone. Many laughable moments and loved the intimacy of the small theatre. Highly recommend not sitting too close as there are obstructions on the stage that make viewing from farther back much better.

Thank DraxNJ
Reviewed March 6, 2017

My family and I saw Shear Madness yesterday. We all really enjoyed it! My kids are 20 and 23 years old. The show is appropriate for all ages. The actors were so creative and clever. It was so much fun actually being a part of...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Shear Madness was great! The cast is funny and gets the audience involved. I was worried in the beginning with the loud music playing but after a couple songs it stops. My husband and I sat in the 3rd row, 1st and second seat from...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

This show was great , came out for my birthday to NYC , 5 friends out in ny . The show was easy to find . Had no issues , it's a small theatre , which was great . Highly recommend this show .

Thank jank1959
Reviewed February 7, 2017

So, off Broadway can take you into some intimate spaces.... and Shear Madness does just that.... The Davenport has a single aisle, 127 seats, and there's not a bad seat in the house. This is a theatre experience worth having. The show is kept fresh...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

My fiance and I were invited to the show by an ex-colleague of mine and we had no idea what to expect. It turned out to be a great show with a good amount of audience participation. A brilliant experience that helped makd this trip...More

Thank Peter H
ShearMadness, Public Relations Manager at Shear Madness, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2017

So glad you were able to play Shearlock with us!

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