America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet

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Missouri Loves Company: Kinsey Sicks in Kansas City and St. Louis!

Apr 21, 2017

Friday April 28 is the US premiere of our most provocative show yet, Things You Shouldn’t Say! If you love Donald Trump, you'll hate this show, a hilarious, thought-provoking, heartbreaking yet inspiring experience. Our daring new musical takes a searing journey into Trumpism, racism, AIDS, giraffes, Bette Midler, oblong vegetables, and the secret dating life of Steve Bannon. Get tix here.

Then join us on the opposite end of the state on Saturday April 29 for a special performance on behalf of the Gateway Men’s Chorus. Tix are available here.

Hilarious New Video Turns TV Theme Songs into Trump Satires

Apr 8, 2017

We’re not entirely sure when America was as great again as it is now, but if it was The ‘60s and ‘70s, boy do we have a music video for you!

America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet have just released an unforgettable Trump-inspired TV theme song medley; you’ll never hear the theme songs to "The Addams Family", "The Brady Bunch”, and “Green Acres” the same way again! The medley is one of many allegedly delightful surprises featured in our new show Things You Shouldn’t Say, which starts touring the US and internationally this month!

Rave Reviews for "DRAGAPELLA!" at the Adelaide Fringe

Mar 8, 2017

The Sunday Mail:
Selected "TOP PICK OF THE 2017 SEASON" (only 6 Fringe shows chosen!)
The Advertiser
: 4.5/5 stars

"Prepare to be titillated, stimulated and offended in equal measure by these licentious Chicks with Shticks.

What this lewd and lustful Beautyshop Quartet won’t do to pervert a fine old fashioned song can’t be imagined...

Formed 23 years ago in San Francisco... this a cappella drag troupe deals in outlandish satire... slick, topical and subversive."

Glam Adelaide: 4.25/5 stars
"With four-part harmonies that would make the cast of Pitch Perfect shake in their stilettos and raunchy comedy that would give other drag queens a run for their money, The Kinsey Sicks are a must-see at this year’s Fringe." 
Great Scott: 4/5 stars
"The Kinsey Sicks are not your average drag act. The quartet add luscious harmonies and clever lyrics that pack a comedic punch... unexpectedly poignant… subversive... The incredible vocal ranges of the talented cast mingle beautifully."
Everything Adelaide
: 4.25/5 stars
"Daring, sublime, talented and overall entertaining – The Kinsey Sicks of Dragapella sure know how to please a crowd. After performing together for over 23 years and producing 9 albums, these drag queens will have you laughing and singing along to their four part harmonies for all the wrong reasons. ... incredibly inventive and hilarious... 

Everything Adelaide loved seeing The Kinsey Sicks for ourselves and their crazy, ridiculously out there show that engages the audience whether they feel uncomfortable or not. Be sure to catch Dragapella!"
This Is Radelaide:
"They deliver melodies with style, professionalism and the utmost perfection... completely recommended for anyone that enjoys risqué humour and entertainment, completely original to anything you’ve seen before....We loved Dragapella and thought it was the most fun you can have with your clothes on."
Man About World
"These ‘girls’ are witty, sharp, creative and have a set of pipes that will make any man, woman or transgender yearn for more.”
Entertainment Hive:
“Unashamedly ballsy… sharp satire… the foursome can certainly sing up an a cappella storm… This was a smart, hilarious, fun night out.”
The AU Review:
“The audience are in stitches from the get go, and the girls play the parts perfectly... Dragapella is a polished and funny show that will leave you in stitches.”

"DRAGAPELLA!" debuts in Adelaide, Australia!

Feb 18, 2017

The girls kicked off their opening night to a stellar house at the 2nd largest arts festival in the world, the Adelaide Fringe! "Dragapella!" runs now through 19 March at Studio 7 at The Garden of Unearthly Delights and is presented by Gilded BalloonClick here for tickets and info.

World Premiere of “THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T SAY”

Jan 24, 2017

We won’t even try to describe this show. Just come see it, and you will see the girls as you've never seen them before. It’s a dangerous new world and we’re taking some risks. You should too.

Get tickets to the world premiere in Puerto Vallarta Jan 30-Feb 11 on the mainstage at Act II Entertainment here.

Dear President Trump

Jan 22, 2017

On behalf of The Kinsey Sicks, Trixie pens a letter to the new President, letting him know about the beginnings of the group at the height of the AIDS crisis and our memory of how terribly the Republican-led government mishandled the epidemic and our community, and inviting him to see our new show "Things You Shouldn't Say" (and of course, angrily tweet about us!). This cheeky invitation was published along with many other letters by to Mr. Trumpy by leading lights of the LGBT community in a special inauguration-inspired section of Washington DC's MetroWeekly.

Kinseys headline Australia's Adelaide Fringe!

Jan 9, 2017

Hot off their stunning success at The Edinburgh Fringe, the girls head down under to the next largest arts festival in the world: The Adelaide Fringe! Produced by one of Scotland's leading entertainment producers Gilded Balloon, this appearance will bring a hilarious hour of "Dragapella", where Aussies will once again experience the best of 9 albums and 23 years of making audiences around the world lose their shit!

For ticketing and more info, visit adelaidefringe.com.

Stellar Reviews for "Oy Vey in a Manger"!

Dec 23, 2016

Washington Post"Giddily impious ... outrageous. No sacred cow is too delicate for this foursome."
 
Broadway World: "Deliciously raunchy ... harmonic perfection ... you'll be bending over in laughter."

DC Metro Theater Arts: "Uproariously hilarious ... prepare to have your funny bones broken."

Theatre Bloom: "★★★★★"  

Big Interviews with The Kinsey Sicks!

Dec 22, 2016

The Washington Post interviews founding member and Rachel's alter ego Ben Schatz about bringing "Oy Vey in a Manger" to Washington DC, playing now through Dec 28 at Theater J!

Broadway World chats with all the boys behind the girls about living life in the theater.

Metro Weekly serves up a big cover story with the boys about the increasing relevance of Dragapella in the age of Trump.

Washington Jew Week interviews Ben Schatz about the up-to-the-minute political additions to "Oy Vey In a Manger".

“OY VEY IN A MANGER” in San Diego, Palm Springs, SF, Eugene OR!

Nov 29, 2016

Beware left-coasters! America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet are spreading hilarious, hard-hitting holiday heresy, heading up the west coast starting in SoCal, hovering in the Bay Area, and ending in Oregon before heading east to DC.

For those who’ve seen previous versions of "Oy Vey in a Manger", our 2016 version is newly-updated to skewer today’s horrifying political realities. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it. So, buy tickets NOW — and don’t forget to get an extra ticket for Vice-President elect Mike Pence. We have a few… memorable words (and songs) we’d love to share with him from our stage!