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The Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say

From 5 critic and 45 member reviews
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. More…

The Kinsey Sicks were founded in an effort to find joy during the darkest days of the AIDS crisis. Now that the era of Trumpism is upon us, they’re sharing their funny, inspiring, and at times heartbreaking tale, and showing that hatred and deceit can be fought with humor and heart.

Manhattan Digest

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." Full Review

Cabaret Scenes

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.” Full Review

DC Metro Theater Arts

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.” Full Review

DC Theatre Scene

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.” Full Review

The Washington Post

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. Full Review

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Intense, Edgy

See it if You are open to being challenged or if you're looking for a safe space for people who have historically been seen as "other".

Don't see it if You are firmly established in the idea that you understand how everything works and "those people" should be grateful for what they have.

Queer fierce!, Intelligent, Relevant, Hilarious, Deeply moving

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.

Raunchy, Entertaining, Dated, Great writing, Hilarious

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

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

Quirky, Intelligent, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like shows with meaning and humor. If you love drag and accapella. This show is alternately hysterical and heartbreaking.

Don't see it if You dislike drag shows. Don't accapella. Want a light and cheery drag show with no meaning.

Raunchy, Important, Entertaining, Relevant, Funny

See it if you enjoy acapella and political commentary.

Don't see it if you don't like sudden changes in mood, you aren't a fan of drag or acapella, or if you don't enjoy thinking about politics.

Also "Things You Shouldn't Say" was enjoyable, with great singing and perfo... Read more Read less

Go for the harmony and comedy and hysteria but stay for the history lesson.

See it if you have been waiting for these guys to get to the East Coast grab some tickets now and you need their tight harmonies in your life.

Don't see it if you don't want a history lesson on AIDS and the gay movement. But everyone should see it and learn.

Also I have followed these guys for 16 years and will see them every chance... Read more Read less

Resonant, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy political satire, have an interest in current events and LGBT concerns.

Don't see it if You are easily shocked. Have no sense of humor. Are a Republican.

Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like great a capella singing, political comedy, you are a fan of the sicks

Don't see it if you are conservative and have a deadened sense of humor

Also Not the very best work of the Sicks, but even when medium they are gre... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to laugh and be entertained

Don't see it if You don't like offbeat humor

Musical, Entertaining, Edgy, Funny, Clever

See it if You like funny biting political humor. If you are gay or gay friendly and if you like clever lyrics and great harmonies.

Don't see it if You think the current administration is wonderful and if you are a staunch Republican.

Must see, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love to laugh ,enjoy great harmonies and hate Trump.

Don't see it if you like Trump and do not like a bare bone stage

Fun musical, Intense at times, Vulgar humor, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like musical drags; political stand up comics, & LGBT info talks on the group's history, struggles & causes. This is a triple treat !

Don't see it if you don't like all of the above... and if you get offended w/ vulgaritites & Trump jokes. But it's worth a peek as not the usual drag show.

Hilarious, Must see, Resonant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like drag shows, with messages that are relevant and original song numbers.

Don't see it if You like Donald trump or adult humor.

Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love great acapella singing and a lesson in very important part of American history.

Don't see it if You think it's a slap stick drag show. It's so much more!

Fluffy, Relevant, Resonant, Funny

See it if You need a good laugh and are not easily offended.

Don't see it if you voted for Trump!

Great singing, Hilarious, Raunchy, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like a little relevance with your fun

Don't see it if drag queens make you uncomfortable, because these four are drag queens on steroids

Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love great acapella...some funny raunchy jokes and a bit of Trump bashing!

Don't see it if you dislike funny drag and great acapella performances!

Provocative, Terrific vocals, Intelligent & raunchy, Edgy, Biting

See it if You're up for a fun hilarious evening of amazing 4part acapela drag both silly & quite serious, spot-on & important in this political moment

Don't see it if You're homophobic or Republican; it simply won't be pleasant for you, all those raunchy drag queens and all that AIDS/HIV and LGBTQ talk.

Also The Kinsey drag queens are radiant & fabulous, not to mention talented... Read more Read less

Informed, Great singing, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh a lot while being entertained and informed. You want to hear some truths. You want to hear some great singing.

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh. You don't want to hear some amazing voices. You don't want to hear about the struggles. You are too serious.

Also The singing was phenomenal. I enjoyed the dragappela production. I smi... Read more Read less

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Intense, Hilarious

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.

Heartfelt, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of or enjoy drag queen shows with some important messages attached.

Don't see it if You might be put off by the above, are homophobic or a Trump supporter.

Well sung, Broad (no pun intended), Funny, Clever, Relevant

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.

Also There's a lot to enjoy and admire at TYSS. Time flew by. Some of the s... Read more Read less

Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh & be entertained by 4 fabulous drags with their views on HIV and Trump as the focus. A cappella singing is great.

Don't see it if If you like Trump, don't like drag or a cappella.

Thought-provoking, Edgy, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to laugh, be entertained, and experience a couple poignant moments.

Don't see it if you are a supporter of our current president and a die hard republican.

Quirky, Raunchy, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy drag. You enjoy political satire accompanied by serious political rants.

Don't see it if You are easily offended. You are narrow-minded.

Cast & Creatives (7)