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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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