Venue Details

321 Star Starred
Charles Playhouse
74 Warrenton St. Boston, MA 02116
617-426-6912
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Member Tips

NMRymar
Casual
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NMRymar
Soda, beer, cocktails
info Sep 10 2009 star this tip starred
NMRymar
TAKE THE T! But there are public parking lots for a fee, and street parking (if you can manage it)
info Sep 10 2009 star this tip starred
Angel
Some of the jokes are a little raunchy, so watch out for the kids.
info Feb 23 2012 star this tip starred
Andrea
Some street parking if you are lucky. Very accessible by the T
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Andrea
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
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Reviews & Ratings

55 ratings
4.7 average rating
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7 events
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... continued

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9 events
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... continued

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8 events
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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Website

https://www.shearmadness.com/

Description

Voted “Best Comedy of the Year” seven times by the Boston Globe and recipient of the  title “Best Play of the Year” by both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Philadelphia Enquirer, “Shear Madness” has also received the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America and has been inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame, the first play ever to receive that accolade.  Shear Madness is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the longest running play in the history of the USA.

The flagship Boston company has given birth to 42 productions in the U.S. and Shear Madness has been translated into 10 foreign languages, playing worldwide in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Rejkavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg and Seoul.

Over 9.6 million people worldwide have joined in the fun, and while no one has actually died laughing, some are still rolling in the aisles.

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.