The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to SHEAR MADNESS Off Broadway!
Quick . . . trivia time . . . what’s the longest running play of any kind, anywhere, since the beginning of time?
It’s not Phantom.
It’s not The Fantasticks.
It’s The Mousetrap.
The Mousetrap has been running continuously in the West End since 1952. That’s right, I said 1952! They’ve done over 26,000 performances of that sucker.
What makes it so successful?
It’s a “whodunit.” People love ’em. Whether it’s The Mousetrap or Perfect Crime (the NYC version of The Mousetrap which has been running since 1987) or even Law & Order.
So whenever a genre is successful . . . it spawns a spoof.
And the theatrical whodunit these shows gave birth to has been just as successful on its own! I’m talking about none other than Shear Madness!
Shear Madness has been running in Boston and DC and other cities around the country since 1980 (I saw it in San Diego). One of the reasons it has been such a success is that it includes a slice of interactivity (so ahead of its time when it debuted) that lets the audience play detective. And I challenge any one of you to go and just try and stump that cast with a question. They’re amazing.
If you want to play detective, then this is your lucky giveaway. Click here to enter to win two tickets to Shear Madness and you can play Detective Benson or Detective Stabler all night long.
Good luck and happy sleuthing!
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