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Shear Madness Background

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Sarasota's Hilarious Whodunit!

Shear Madness

By Paul Pörtner
May 31 - July 16, 2023 Gompertz Theatre
Sarasota's Hilarious Whodunit!

Shear Madness

By Paul Pörtner
May 31 - July 16, 2023 Gompertz Theatre

There’s been a murder in a local hair salon, and it’s up to the audience to solve the crime! Everyone’s a suspect when the old lady living above Shear Madness salon is mysteriously “offed.” Join two police officers to piece together the clues behind this strange, scissor-stabbing homicide. Chock full of up-to-the minute spontaneous humor, Shear Madness has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world. Now it’s up to Sarasota audiences to outwit the suspects and catch the killer in this interactive comedy whodunit.

Running Time

2 hours, with a 15-minute intermission

Downright Hilarious

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Danny Bernardy

Tony Whitcomb

Gil Brady*

Nick O'Brien

Lisa McMillan*

Mrs. Shubert

Shaun Memmel

Mikey Thomas

Gina Milo*

Barbara DeMarco

Luis E. Rivera

Eddie Lawrence


Director  |  Bruce Jordan
Assistant Director  |  Gil Brady
Scenic Designers  |  Isabel A. Curley Clay & Moriah Curley-Clay
Lighting Designer  |  Andrew Gray
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp
Costume Designer  |  Mari Taylor Floyd
Costume Coordinator  |  Suzie Sajec
Stage Manager  |  Roy Johns*
Stage Management Intern  |  Emilia Ciotti Hernández

* Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


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