The Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say
The Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say
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The Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(45 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Raunchy, Great singing

About the Show

The true story of four friends, whose life-changing epiphany at a Bette Midler concert inspired them to form the dragapella beauty-shop quartet The Kinsey Sicks, returns to Soho Playhouse.

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Member Reviews (45)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
80
Relevant, Clever, Funny, Broad (no pun intended), Well sung

See it if you enjoy drag and a cappella. The songs' lyrics are terrific--funny and insightful. The book isn't as good. The four singers are talented.

Don't see it if you want only light fare; TYSS gets heavy w/an AIDS monologue. Some parts are raunchy (lots of swearing). Audience participation. Read more

952 Reviews | 387 Followers
95
Deeply moving, Hilarious, Relevant, Intelligent, Queer fierce!

See it if You lived through the plague years are part of the LGBTQ family or like a good drag show! These girls remind you how FABULOUS being gay is!!

Don't see it if You’re homophobic or republican...or as is usually the case...both.

687 Reviews | 114 Followers
79
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Relevant, Edgy

See it if Kinsey's mixing it up with politics, LGBT activism & typical raunchy humor "Girls" all at the top of their game w/ personal fav Trixie A#1

Don't see it if Despite being heartfelt & moving, Rachel's 'life in the AIDS war zone' monologue mid-show sinks comic momentum & show never quite recovers

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
81
Hilarious, Intense, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want a drag revue that's equal parts fun entertainment & serious social commentary.

Don't see it if You don't like drag shows. You want a night of only light entertainment. You don't like raunchy humor.

457 Reviews | 127 Followers
79
Entertaining, Funny, Classic drag, At times indulgent, At times off putting

See it if you've never seen the KinseySicks brand of dragapella music, comedy & history lesson. Lots of laughs, parody, screaming & serious moments

Don't see it if drag, musical parody,and lecturing are not your thing

432 Reviews | 127 Followers
80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you are liberal, enjoy drag shows along with fine a cappella singing, political content and some very serious stories thrown in.

Don't see it if you hate drag queens and cabaret style shows. You are an alt-right supporter. You are homophobic. Read more

433 Reviews | 93 Followers
68
Clever, Ambitious, Great singing, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy drag shows and very talented acapella performers with fun and interesting parody songs. This show also takes a very serious turn.

Don't see it if You don't like your drag/acapella shows mixed in with a healthy dose of serious reality. Also it felt long at 1.5hrs, could have been 1 hour Read more

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
92
Hilarious, Great writing, Dated, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if You want great drag as well as heart wrenching moments

Don't see it if You REALLY have something against drag

Critic Reviews (5)

The Washington Post
July 24th, 2017
For a previous production

“While the group freely admits to being aggressively political, you do wonder why a band of such inventively diabolical brains couldn’t find a less self-indulgent way to memorialize a tragic episode…Along with Rachel and Trixie, Trampolina (Brown) and Winnie (Marken) sing robustly and kid expertly. And they are determined for you to hear what they think...They flow with the currents of 2017. And amid the glitter, the frills and the banter, they’re meant to be taken seriously.
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Manhattan Digest
September 20th, 2017
For a previous production

"They wisely combine parodies and self-deprecating material with strong social and political themes. The result is a smartly crafted piece which is both entertaining and educational...Stuffed with gleeful irreverence and hilarious parodies...They effortlessly stay on key, navigating intricate harmonies and singing live, tongue-tying phrases to precision...Together, this bundle of beauties will leave you deeply moved and simultaneously amused."
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Cabaret Scenes
August 21st, 2017
For a previous production

“America’s favorite Dragappella beauty shop quartet returns with a new show that mixes the traditional with the unexpected. Deeper, more complex and yet riotously funny… Rachel provides the most intense background with a harrowing personal tale of the AIDS crisis in San Francisco…This show is an expert mixture of over-the-top camp and compelling moments. There are ‘things you shouldn’t say,’ but you shouldn’t miss Kinsey Sicks.”
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DC Metro Theater Arts
July 21st, 2017
For a previous production

“Parody tributes that elicit chuckles and guffaws for their boldly blunt lyrics…These gals can sing – lovely four-part harmonies and Broadway-style belts ranging from soprano to bass. And everything in between…The Kinsey Sicks…are masters of song parody and that’s what drives their shows…These drag queens have serious voices. Celine Dion, watch your back… Their bawdy humor and malapropisms aside, the Kinseys sparkle, shimmer and shine.”
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DC Theatre Scene
July 20th, 2017
For a previous production

“Not for everyone, but, for those it is for, it will be a very memorable evening…All four voices are terrific…After intermission...the light ditties began to appeal to me so much more than they had before. I was hooked. And the parody felt more pointed…I began to feel that this program, which had begun in a manner that I was easily dismissing as somewhat facile, was actually and importantly one of the most provocative evenings of political theater I’ve seen in this age of you-know-who.”
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