America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet

Kinseys Film TV Pilot in Toronto!

Jan 25, 2018

The Kinsey Sicks will be featured in an exciting new TV pilot filmed last weekend in Toronto. Crossover brings together US and Canadian LGBT activists and thinkers from across political parties in both countries to discuss and debate a wide range of issues. And the entertainment for the show? Why, none other than North America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet! Not only were we invited to sing, but the song led to an unforgettable segment featuring a spirited back-and-forth debate between The Kinseys and one of the show’s LGBT Trump supporters. You won’t want to miss it!

You can’t watch it yet — but we’ll keep you posted. There’s great interest in the show, with financial support for the pilot provided by Air Canada (in hopes of airing the segment on its in-flight entertainment) and by Bell Media, Canada's largest broadcaster. The producers are very optimistic that the show will be picked up and that The Kinsey Sicks’ singing — and debating skills — will be a regular component.

To find out more about the show, and the many US and Canadian community organizations supporting it, check out the website for Crossover or their Facebook page.

Kinsey Sicks launch 25th anniversary year after incredible reviews in 2017!

Jan 20, 2018

Check out our AMAZING reviews from 2017 and book us for 2018-2019, our 25th anniversary year (contact us at!

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Profiled in “Top of the Town” in THE NEW YORKER

“Outrageousness tinged with outrage... witty... hilarious... a band of such inventively diabolical brains... gets sardonically darker - and rewardingly so... It’s a piercing cry from the heart.”

“You’ll love The Kinsey Sicks... Fringe favorites, they’re powerful, brave and at times incredibly moving... But it’s the clever song parodies that are the cherry on top. As ever, their lyrics are as sharp as Bette Davis’ tongue.”

“Riveting... a humbling, hilarious delivery system of painful truths... Things You Shouldn’t Say will push buttons you didn’t know you had. And there is perhaps no higher compliment to give a queen than that.”

“If anyone is compiling a Top Ten Shows that Stick it to Donald Trump, then The Kinsey Sicks should be on it... stunning... tear-jerking and stirring. It brings the audience to its feet.”

“A deliciously R-rated romp... in parody tributes that elicit chuckles and guffaws for their boldly blunt lyrics… The quartet isn’t beloved merely for its subversive beauty- and-the-beast looks... The Kinsey Sicks are masters of song parody... These gals can sing -lovely four-part harmonies and Broadway-style belts ranging from soprano to bass… Celine Dion, watch your back.”

“The most subversive performance of all is Things You Shouldn’t Say by The Kinsey Sicks... the show mocks the president in outrageous songs and wisecracks before it drags the audience through the regime’s most unsettling aspects.”

“In the mood for smart, sassy humor delivered by an outstanding a cappella ensemble? The Kinsey Sicks has created musical comedy full of wit, ingenuity, and lipstick... pitch-perfect... a treasure trove of facetiously clever lyrics... endlessly funny… This Beautyshop Quartet is as fine an a cappella group as any I’ve heard... eloquent and essential.”

“Terrific... laugh-out-loud funny... Rachel swiftly and expertly milked enough comic mileage that I was put in mind of the great ad-lib artist Dame Edna... The show began as light, if pointed, satire, but, before it ends, it has asked us to think, it has challenged us to engage, and it has taken us from parody to powerful feeling... The show became hear-a-pin-drop quiet, except for the gasps of recognition, of remembrance, of acknowledgment… I was hooked... one of the most provocative evenings of political theatre I’ve seen.”

“Hilarious and mesmerising... What makes this a unique show is that the witty and superbly written satire is accompanied by exquisite four-part harmonies. The Sicks’ vocal skills and onstage chemistry are discernible from a mile away… An absolute must watch!”

“A raunchy parody of a holiday show that could make even Scrooge smile.”

“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.”

“The Kinsey Sicks are faaaabulous... each of these performers have Broadway level chops; their cabaret artistry is unflagging… they are fantastic performers and musicians. They may be performing blue material in drag but their vocal skills are prodigious... Trust me, you have never heard dirty jokes (peppered with political satire) with this kind of wit... Their material... could not be improved upon.” 

“Things You Shouldn’t Say is stuffed with gleeful p and hilarious parodies... The quartet deserves heaps of praise... Vocally, the “girls” are spectacular... they effortlessly stay on key, navigating intricate harmonies and singing live, tongue-tying phrases to precision... this bundle of beauties will leave you deeply moved and simultaneously amused.”

“An evening of humour and emotion. No punches are pulled... The parody songs written and performed by the group are as clever as they are funny, and the harmonies of the group blended extremely well... there are moments of outrageous sexuality and comedy throughout... the selling point of Things You Shouldn’t Say is a heart-wrenching account of their experience of the AIDS crisis in America, and the use of the epidemic as a political weapon by the Republicans... The point of the discourse was reactionary to current affairs, and to implore the audience not to be passive bystanders... A well-executed and vitallysignificant piece of work with the added bonus of some very talented singing.”

“They deliver melodies with style and the utmost perfection… completely recommended for anyone that enjoys risqué humor 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.”

“The Kinsey Sicks, a dynamic Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, explode on stage in their new politically charged show... an outrageous yet heartfelt performance... Things You Shouldn’t Say combines comedy and tragedy, farce and intimacy... heartbreaking... For all its romp and rancor, The Kinsey Sicks wowed with their emotional appeal.”

“These beauty school dropouts are the kind of outrageous performers who give drag a good name. With four-part harmonies to dye your hair for, The Kinsey Sicks are a healthy hoot.”

“Quite simply, the show is a blast. There’s bawdy, riotous good fun paired with emotional gut-punches in equal measure... The jokes are as tight as the harmonies, and it’s engaging on every level... “we’re not going anywhere,” concludes a heartfelt monologue. For the sake of their thought-provoking, giggle-inducing act, I sincerely hope they don’t.”

“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 song can’t be imagined... this a cappella drag troupe deals in outlandish satire… slick, topical, and subversive.”

“Deeper, more complex and yet riotously funny... The show is a mixture of over-the-top camp and compelling moments. There are some things you shouldn’t say but you shouldn’t miss The Kinsey Sicks.”

“The Kinsey Sicks are not your average drag act. The quartet’s luscious harmonise and clever lyrics that pack a comedic punch… unexpectedly poignant... subversive... The incredible vocal ranges of the talented cast mingle beautifully.”

“Things You Shouldn’t Say blows the roof off the house… gorgeous harmonies... delicious... poignant… Thank goodness The Kinsey Sicks are here to stay.”

“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.”

“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 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!”

“One of the world’s foremost drag acts... electric energy… flawless vocals while integrating some pithy commentary into it. With this commentary is where the Kinseys step up greatly… no-holds-barred... pristine musical numbers and some of
the best political gags of the year.”

“Unashamedly ballsy... sharp satire... the foursome can certainly sing up an a cappella storm... This was a smart, hilarious fun night out.”

“The Amazing Kinsey Sicks... Don’t know them? Oh you must... delicious and perfect.”

Watch The Kinsey Sicks Dress CNN's Jeffrey Toobin in Drag! What He Does Next will Amaze/Inspire/Shock/Fill-in-the-Blank You!

Nov 27, 2017

Is CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin the most charmingly awful drag queen of all time? Watch this video as The Kinsey Sicks choose him as our drag victim during our closing number, surprising him and an audience celebrating Harvard Law School's bicentennial in September!

But Jeffrey gets his revenge by stunning us with his remarks afterwards. Trust us, you don’t want to miss them. Was this mutual surprise encounter responsible for Mr. Toobin’s incredible profile on fellow Harvard Law alumnus Ben Schatz/Rachel and The Kinseys in The New Yorker a month later? (Read The New Yorker piece here!)

New DVD of our Smash Off-Broadway Hit "THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY!" Available Now!

Nov 8, 2017

The DVD of our critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, “Things You Shouldn’t Say!", is available NOW!

Critics have described the show as “powerful,” “provocative,” “delicious,” “subversive,” “hilarious,” “stirring,” “exquisite,” “electric,” “outrageous," “heartbreaking," “brave,” “mesmerizing,” “flawless,” “superb," "incredibly moving,” ”inventively diabolical,” “riotously funny,” "vitally significant,” “an absolute must watch,” and “theater at its BEST.”

The New Yorker Highlights The Kinsey Sicks!

Nov 7, 2017

Jeffrey Toobin profiles founding member and fellow Harvard Law School alumnus Ben Schatz and The Kinsey Sicks in the legendary magazine The New Yorker!

Read all about it here


Nov 1, 2017

As you may have heard, our fabulous Trampolina/Spencer was hospitalized after her and Trixie/Jeff's Uber was in a car crash on the way to the airport for our gig in Kutztown, PA. Three fractured ribs and a hospital stay later, Trampy is determined to do the show, although we’ve postponed the opening night of our Puerto Vallarta run until November 6. Will Trampy be seated the whole time? Or will she be lying down on a fabulous gurney/chaise lounge? How exactly will we do this show? Believe us, we’re as excited to find out as you are. And although Trixie wasn't hospitalized, will her cuts, bruises, and back spasms impede her normally flawless ability to fall instantaneously to her knees?

Send Trampolina & Trixie some love and come find out for yourself! We have over 40 shows in November and December in Puerto Vallarta and Ajijic, Mexico; Eugene, OR; New York City; and San Francisco and Cotati, CA. Check out the calendar page for details.

"Oy Vey in a Manger" heads to NYC and SF this holiday season!

Oct 6, 2017

After a smash run at the legendary Off-Broadway theater SoHo Playhouse, The Kinsey Sicks are excited to announce a return to NYC with a 3-week run of the holiday musical sensation Oy Vey in a Manger this December, along with a few select encore performances of Things You Shouldn't Say. Then the girls fly across the country to SF, the city of their virgin birth, for 7 shows of Oy Vey in a Manger.

For tickets in New York City, go here.
For tickets in San Francisco, go here.

Kinseys return to Off-Broadway at Fabled SoHo Playhouse!

Sep 19, 2017

The Kinsey Sicks are thrilled to announce that we have been chosen to perform Off-Broadway in The Fringe Encore Series of New York’s famous SoHo Playhouse! The Fringe Encore Series curates up to 18 of the best shows from the world’s top Fringe Festivals - that's over 5000 shows! - and invites them to perform Off-Broadway to further increase their exposure to industry professionals and broader audiences.

YES, you should tell all your friends (and producers, reviewers, agents, & bookers!) about the show and tell them, lovingly, SEE IT DAMMIT, and send them these handy links for tickets:

September 18, Premier Show:
September 19-26, Rest of the Run:

Harvard Law School Inexplicable Invites The Kinsey Sicks to Perform at 200th Anniversary Gala!

Sep 8, 2017

Las Vegas odds-makers are placing bets: Can America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet ruin in 20 minutes the reputation that Harvard Law School has taken 200 years to build?

One thousand delighted and/or scandalized Harvard Law students, faculty and esteemed alumni will find out next week Friday, September 15. The event, hosted by HLS alumnus and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, will feature Harvard Law School’s most distinguished (and in The Kinseys’ case; most scandalous) alumni in the field of the arts and entertainment. The law school counts among its alumni numerous Presidents, Senators, Governors, two thirds of the current US Supreme Court, and, most prestigiously, one singing drag queen, The Kinsey Sicks’ very own Rachel.

The event is restricted to members of the Harvard Law School community (“An oxymoron if ever there were one,” notes Rachel.) But news of the conflagration is sure to escape. Stay tuned.

US and UK Raves for The Kinsey Sicks and "Things You Shouldn't Say"

Aug 6, 2017

Here's what the critics have to say:

— USA —

"Hilarious ... it's a piercing cry from the heart"  

~ Washington Post

"One of the most provocative evenings of political I've seen"
~ DC Theatre Scene

"Deeper, more complex and yet riotously funny ... This show is an expert mixture of over-the-top camp and compelling moments. There are some things you shouldn't say but you shouldn't miss The Kinsey Sicks”
~ Cabaret Scene Magazine (NY)

"These gals can sing — Celine Dion watch your back"
~ DC Metro Arts

"The Kinsey Sicks wowed with their emotional appeal"
~ Moment Magazine

— UK — 

Named one of the Top 10 "shows you won't want to miss" at the Edinburgh Festival (out of thousands of shows) 
~ The Scotsman (Scotland's leading national paper)

"The most subversive show of all is Things You Shouldn't Say by The Kinsey Sicks" 
~ The Times (UK)

"You'll love The Kinsey Sicks ... as sharp as Bette Davis' tongue"
~ The Herald Scotland

"Stunning ... it brings the audience to its feet"
~ The Scotsman

"Hilarious and mesmerising ... An absolute must watch" 

~ Edinburgh Fest Magazine

"A vitally significant piece of work" 

~ Ed Fringe Review

"The show is a blast ... thought-provoking ... engaging on every level." 
~ Fest Magazine