"a feast for the eyes, the ears and the funny bone."
With award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag, the Kinsey Sicks have drawn large and enthusiastic crowds starting with their first public performance on a street corner in San Francisco's Castro District in 1992. Since then, they have become America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, serving up a feast of music and comedy to audiences in every kind of town in over 40 states. The Kinsey Sicks will warm up the holiday season at the Winthrop Barn on Saturday, December 11 for what promises to be the hottest and funniest holiday show in town. Tickets (for adults only) are $25 advance, $30 at the door. DJ Holiday Happy Hour begins at 6:30 with cocktails and hors douvres.
The Kinsey Sicks have produced and performed full-length theatrical productions in prestigious venues around the country, from LA to Aspen, and have toured internationally, drawing the attention and devotion of unexpectedly diverse audiences. In 2001, the girls produced and starred in their critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, "DRAGAPELLA! Starring the Kinsey Sicks" at New York's legendary Studio 54. That production received a nomination for a Lucille Lortel award (the Off-Broadway Tony) as Best Musical of 2001 and wowed audiences with a much- coveted extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton. The show was ranked by critics as one of the best shows in Vegas, and heralded by reviewers as "a feast for the eyes, the ears and the funny bone."
The Kinsey Sicks have recorded six CDs, have been profiled on national television, including "20/20" and "CBS Early Show with Bryant Gumbel,", were the subjects of a lengthy cover feature in the arts section of the New York Times and are the subjects of two feature films.
When the Kinsey Sicks began in 1993, its founders were a group of refugees from successful careers as professionals and activists. Member Ben Schatz ("Rachel") is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues. Schatz created the first national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton's HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign. Irwin Keller ("Winnie") is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist and former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area. Keller authored Chicago's gay rights ordinance, passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the KINSEY SICKS were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat, who is responsible for Trixie's inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group's hot couture. Beginning in October of 2008, the Kinsey Sicks are joined by the hilarious and talented Spencer Brown ("Trampolina"), a Kansas City-based actor and singer, already known for his drag character Daisy Bucket (pronounced, of course, "bouquet").
Be sure to come out for this fabulous good fun. Groups are encouraged to celebrate with us. Premium reserved tables available for parties of 8. Post show dance party. For more information call Methow Arts 509.997.4004 or visit us on Facebook, Twitter or at MethowArts.org.
"One of the more uniquely original (and thoroughly fun and entertaining) acts we have encountered in years... rich four-part harmony... hilarious... this is one act that should not be missed."
"Bravo! Diva! Encore! ... There's a reason the audience gave The Kinsey Sicks a standing ovation and begged for two encores ... The Kinsey Sicks deliver the sharpest, wittiest, most gleefully brainy shtick this side of the Catskills ... Their harmonies were beautiful and well rehearsed. Their versatility was remarkable and consistently entertaining...The Kinsey Sicks are the prettiest, funniest, swingingest, smartest show in town."
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|