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Charles Playhouse
74 Warrenton St. Boston, MA 02116
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I used ParkWhiz and reserved a spot a couple blocks away. It was $20 on a Sunday afternoon. Worked out great.
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Katie Wallet
The weather was chilly. I wore blouse, cardigan, and dress slacks..
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103 ratings
4.7 average rating
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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 14 2007

A fun and upbeat experience cross between improv, dinner theatre, and a play. A nice alternative to standard theatre performances. The audience participation was a lot of fun and the cast were very engaging. Every performance is a different...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 18 2007

This preformance was hysterical and the audience participation factor was awesome. My girlfriend and I were rolling. I have seen the production in San Francisco as well and each time I see this play it is like seeing a new story - it changes with...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended May 30 2009

It was a very fun show. Make sure to arrive a little bit early so you can get good seats. Also let them know something special about you, and your group so they can insert it in the show. I am from ITALY and they made a reference to it.

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This show’s running time is two hours.

All ages are welcome, but the show is recommended for those age 13 or older. There is some innuendo, but it is all in good fun.

About the Ticket Supplier: Shear Madness

Now in its 29th year, the flagship Shear Madness production opened in Boston back in January 1980, and is still going strong! Having been performed over 10,000 times, Shear Madness holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running play in the history of the American theatre. Shear Madness may be marking its 10,000th performance but the whodunit has stayed in great shape, retaining the body, bounce and shine of its debut nearly 24 years ago. Part of the success is due to the mix of exhilarating audience sleuthing and up-to-the-minute improvisational humor that guarantees a different show every night. The cast mines the newspapers daily for timely nuggets for the script. The Wall Street Journal calls Shear Madness, "One of the great successes in theatre history." Shear Madness is performed eight times a week.