Theater, Performance & Cinema, Boston
Shear Madness is a comedy whodunit, where the audience gets to solve the crime. The play is set today in a hairstyling salon in the city in which it plays. The landlady Isabel Czerny who lives above the shop is murdered, and every one of the actors has a reason to do her in. The audience gets involved in the action by questioning the actors and attempting to solve the crime.
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 Guiness Book of World Records as the longest-running play in the history of the American Theatre.
The play is 2 hours long.
Times: Tues. - Friday 8:00 pm; Saturday 6:00 & 9:00 pm; Sunday 3:00 & 7:30 pm
Specials and Discounts:
College student rush specials in Boston: $20 per ticket at the box office. (in Boston only, one ticket per college I.D.,available 1 hour prior to showtime, subject to? availability)
Rush SPT's in Washington: 50% off tickets, 2 hours prior to show time -available to the following groups: Students, Military, Seniors, & Persons with Disabilities. Must be purchased at the Box Office (subject to availability)
Dress Code: More casual that some other theaters.
I've been to two plays here and both were excellent. It's a really nice thearter with no bad seats. I saw "No Way to Treat a Lady" and recently we saw "Dirty Blonde". Both were musicals and the sound was great in this thearter also. We enjoyed the show!!
Dress Code: Casual is find. We go across the street afterward to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner and there's no need to "dress up".
We're just walking thru Copley here after see a play at the Lyric Stage and then having dinner afterward at Skip Jack's. The walk back to the "T" is nice. I know there's plently of other nightlife, but I'm not the one that goes out at night much. I'll leave that kind of advise to the younger crowd!
The Coolidge Corner Cinema
Established in 1933 this is the only operating Art Deco theater in Boston(actually located in Brookline). It shows art films, independent films, foreign films and films by local filmmakers.
Though not comparable to New York, live theater flourishes in Boston. A favorite: The Blue Man Group. Think of this show as a less-polished, but more viually appealing verision of Stomp. You won't be disappointed if you see it.