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The Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say

Members say: Funny, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Entertaining, Clever
4 reviews
13 reviews

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This is 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.

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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.

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Reviews (17)

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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

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

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Intelligent, Relevant, Hilarious, Deeply moving, 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.

Funny, Quirky, Indulgent, Dated

See it if You want to see political comedy in the form of song parodies performed by drag queens. You want to watch a classic LGBT group.

Don't see it if You're want something closer to RuPaul. You want something well-directed (needed more attention to make their points more powerful).

Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great staging

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.

Also A seriously entertaining show, and with an important message.

Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Raunchy, Great singing

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

Also The performers are without a doubt incredibly talented. However the ve... Read more Read less

Intense, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Relevant, 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.

Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy, 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.

Funny, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you enjoy great singing of creative musical parodies by an in-your-face drag queen group with very opinionated social commentary.

Don't see it if you don't like campy, raunchy drag queens who interact with audience members and bring you onstage to participate in the show.

Also The Kinsey Sicks drag queen quartet are excellent singers. Their campy... Read more Read less

Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting

See it if You want to laugh and be entertained

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

Funny, Clever, Edgy, Entertaining, Musical

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.

Funny, Thought-provoking, Must see, Raunchy, 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

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Edgy, Thought-provoking

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.

Edgy, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

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.

Funny, Must see, Resonant, Hilarious, 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.