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Page Two: Madness in General
A film review and recommendation for this blur of a year
"...exploitation films/drive-in movies: Wild in the Streets (D: Barry Shear), Bloody Mama (D: Roger Corman), Crazy Mama (D: Jonathan..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Column by Louis Black

'The Santaland Diaries': Zach's New Home for the Holidays
When it has three popular shows and only two theatres to run them in, what does Zach do? Turn the old bicycle shop next door into Santaland.
"...Macy's. This year, however, you've mounted a revival of Shear Madness, a show that, when staged by then Artistic..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Who Wants to Be a Theatre Geek?
A quiz to find out who knows what about theatre in Austin.
"...holds the record for longest-running production? a. Beehive b. Shear Madness c. Dreamgirls d. Sylvia..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Spectrum Theatre's Tribute to Boyd
African-American company's gala salutes the great Boyd Vance
"...over the city, and as Tony the hairdresser in Shear Madness, which ran for two years at Zachary Scott..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Whole Foods is about to get more arts-friendly, Austin moves closer to Puerto Rico, Shear Madness has a new detective running the show, and art at the new fire station really rocks.
"...Who's running the show? If you mean Shear Madness, now heading into its fourth month at the..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
The Blanton unloads some prints, 'Keepin' It Weird' gets the eye from CBS, and Zach's Little Elf ain't so little anymore
"...Santaland this season: a location. To accommodate the still-running Shear Madness in the Whisenhunt Arena Stage, Zach is creating..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Shear Madness
Zach's spirited revival of 'Shear Madness,' that audience-interactive murder mystery-comedy, just might be the kind of confection your dayjob-wearied mind could use
"...Shear Madness..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Man Who Laughed
More remembrances of Boyd Vance
"...Theatre and within one week I saw Boyd in Shear Madness, watched him perform in his oldies cover group..."

April 29, 2005 Arts Feature

In Memoriam: Boyd Vance
Boyd Vance, founder and director of Pro Arts Collective, acclaimed musical theatre performer, and leader in nurturing and promoting African-American arts for a quarter of a century, has died
"...A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Tony the hairdresser in Shear Madness, the last a role Vance made his own..."

April 15, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Critix Pix
"...well as a memorable performer in the record-breaking hit Shear Madness, leaves the theatre this week to head to..."

May 21, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Esther's Follies Meets Scooby-Doo in The Haunting of the Tavern
In this new murder mystery comedy, chasing Emily the ghost leads to some real high jinkies!
"...scale? Then, Sedwick hit on another Eighties/Nineties stage sensation: Shear Madness, a comic murder mystery where the audience votes..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Present Laughter
You may think you know what a Noël Coward comedy is like, but the Zachary Scott Theatre Center production of Present Laughter is light years ahead of your expectations
" before – duh – in Zach's Urinetown! and Shear Madness. Yes, he's been stomping the local boards for..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Free Night of Theater: The List
These Central Texas theatre companies are offering free tickets as part of the national Free Night of Theater campaign
"...Zachary Scott Theatre Center: Shear Madness, by Paul Pörtner, adapted by Marilyn Abrams and..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature

O Pioneers!
The eight members of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2004 led the way to culture

June 4, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

More Than Just the Facts, Ma'am
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum's exhibition on Davy Crockett features a short stage show with the hero of the Alamo appearing live and in person. The two Austin actors who alternate in the show describe how they bring that King of the Wild Frontier to life day in and day out.
"...long run of Zachary Scott Theatre Center's interactive comedy Shear Madness in the Nineties. Webster, longtime leader of Subterranean..."

June 14, 2002 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Art as Politics
" Tony the hairdresser in the three-year run of Shear Madness from 1992-1994, which put Boyd's face on Capital..."

March 5, 1999 News Feature

Entrances & Exits
Comings and Goings on the Theatre Scene
"...Sisters Rosensweig, Sylvia, Born Yesterday, and that record-breaking farce Shear Madness. When you factor in works as diverse as..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Arts Feature

"...highly regarded productions of The Trip to Bountiful, Mirandolina, Shear Madness, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Born Yesterday, and Sylvia. Tributes..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Theatre Critics Table Nominations 1997
"...Affair Jason Phelps, Blood:Shock:Boogie David Stahl, Sylvia David Stokey, Shear Madness Michael Stuart, Sin Supporting Actress, Musical Lauren Adrian,..."

May 9, 1997 Arts Feature

Showdown@Club de Ville
"...half-price tickets to A Saga of Billy the Kid, Shear Madness, Grease, and ComedySportz. For info, call 320-7169. Off..."

April 18, 1997 Arts Column

How Austin's Theatrical Couples Keep Romance Alive Love's Labors Won
"...actors David Stahl (Tons of Money) and Hans Venable (Shear Madness): 13 years; writers/actors/directors Freddy Carnes (The Shoemaker and..."

Feb. 9, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

T. J. Gaudette
"...starring in the Zachary Scott Theatre Center revival of Shear Madness. Vance has nurtured many local African-American theatre artists..."

Nov. 17, 1995 Arts Column

Page Two: A Cheating Top 10
An introduction, then a list of lots of cool things, shoved into 10 slots, that are not necessarily related to 2008
"...included on this list. In that direction lay only madness...."

Jan. 2, 2009 Column by Louis Black

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