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SHEAR MADNESS National Tour Kicks Off in Seattle Tonight, 6/2

Troika Entertainment, LLC announced that SHEAR MADNESS, by Paul Pörtner, as adapted by Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams, is hitting the road. Set in a unisex hairstyling salon that is the scene of a wacky murder, SHEAR MADNESS is America's hilarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime.

The longest running play in American theatre history opens tonight, June 2 at The Moore Theatre and will run for a limited engagement through June 24, 2012. Tickets for the Seattle engagement can be purchased at, by phone at (877) 784-4849, and at the Paramount Theatre Box Office.

The cast of the Seattle engagement is as follows: Michael Kevin Baldwin will play the eccentric salon owner, Tony Whitcomb. Mary Ann Conk portrays the role of wacky hairstylist Barbara DeMarco and Patrick Noonan leads the detective team as Nick O'Brien. Timothy C. Goodwin will play Mikey Thomas, Nick's awkward sidekick. Rounding out the cast are salon customers Lisa McMillan as the wealthy Mrs. Shubert and Joe Ditmyer as Eddie Lawrence.

Filled with up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor referencing current events, popular culture, and local news, SHEAR MADNESS has played tens of thousands of performances and drawn over 9.6 million audience members worldwide into its uproarious mystery.

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 Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running play in the history of the United States.

Additional tour cities for the SHEAR MADNESS national tour will be announced soon. For more information, go to

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