America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet

Kinseys Film TV Pilot in Toronto!

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!

Check out our AMAZING reviews from 2017 and book us for 2018-2019, our 25th anniversary year (contact us at info@kinseysicks.com and view/download our 2017 reviews here)!

TOP 10 “Shows You Won’t Want to Miss” in Edinburgh
~THE SCOTSMAN

Best Theater of 2017: Broadway and Beyond
~FORBES MAGAZINE

Best LGBT Things To Do in New York
~TIME OUT NEW YORK

Top 6 Hot Picks in Adelaide
~THE ADVERTISER

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.”
~THE WASHINGTON POST

“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.”
~HERALD SCOTLAND

“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.”
~FORBES MAGAZINE

“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.”
~THE SCOTSMAN

“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.”
~D.C. METRO THEATER ARTS

“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.”
~THE LONDON TIMES

“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.”
~THEATER PIZZAZZ (NEW YORK)

“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.”
~D.C. THEATRE SCENE

“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!”
~EDFEST MAGAZINE (SCOTLAND)

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

“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.”
~GLAM ADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)

“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.” 
~THEATER STORM (SAN FRANCISCO)

“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.”
~MANHATTAN DIGEST

“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 vitally significant piece of work with the added bonus of some very talented singing.”
~EDFRINGE REVIEW (SCOTLAND)

“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.”
~THIS IS RADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)

“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.”
~MOMENT MAGAZINE (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

“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.”
~THE SUNDAY MAIL (AUSTRALIA)

“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.”
~FEST MAGAZINE (SCOTLAND)

“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.”
~THE ADVERTISER (AUSTRALIA)

“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.”
~CABARET SCENE MAGAZINE (NEW YORK)

“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.”
~GREAT SCOTT (AUSTRALIA)

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

“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.”
~AU REVIEW (AUSTRALIA)

“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!”
~EVERYTHING ADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)

“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.”
~VOICE MAGAZINE (SCOTLAND)

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

“The Amazing Kinsey Sicks... Don’t know them? Oh you must... delicious and perfect.”
~SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES


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

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!)


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"Funny, dirty, profound, profane, witty, filthy, but the best description is the simplest: fantastic!"

- Edge Miami

"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."

- Forbes Magazine

Named 1 of 11 shows as "Best Theater of 2017: Broadway and Beyond"

- Forbes Magazine

"The hottest ticket in town ... taking the cabaret world by storm ... voices sweet as birdsong."

- New York Times

"Inventive...riotously funny...sublime."

- Variety

"TOP 6 PICK OF THE SEASON"

- The Sunday Mail (Australia)

"If you haven't made the acquaintance of The Kinsey Sicks, it's high time you did.... Uproarious... brilliant... authentically joyful."

- Washington Post

"All-you-can-enjoy buffet of fabulous… amazing voices... they perform superb a cappella versions of songs you will never remember the same way again."  

- Scotland on Sunday

"What proves possibly most striking... isn't merely their phenomenal vocal blend, but their astonishing ability to cross the line between harmonic brilliance and side-splitting comedy.”

- broadwayworld.com

"The Royal Shakespeare Company of drag performance."

- KQED San Francisco (National Public Radio)

"Outrageous, marvelous, hilarious ... they're golden-throated vocalists who defy categorization."

- Chicago Tribune

"Gloriously, proudly bad taste...gut-busting parodies and raucous shtick...high camp, unafraid, subversive...astonishing."

- SF Chronicle

"Riotously funny...ferociously creative...a must-see...everyone will enjoy themselves!"

- Time Out Magazine (New York)

"As funny as they are harmonious, they have already cemented their national reputation."

- The Boston Globe

"Gut wrenchingly funny...pitch perfect a cappella harmonies."

- The Advocate

"Hammy, hilarious music with a message... These are four men with big hair and big voices."

- Miami Herald

"Wickedly funny ... outrageous ... The Kinseys have earned flat-out critical raves."

- Detroit Free Press

"Beautifully sung, comic and politically savvy. It was a lark with substance and the audience (and I) went wild."

- Montreal Gazette

"Tight harmonies the Andrews Sisters would have envied. [V]ery funny ... intelligent ... touching."

- Boston Herald

"The Kinsey Sicks have produced one of the most joyous evenings of sharp comedic and musical material I've seen in decades."

- Theatermania.com

"A welcome breath of fresh air.... The audience could not stop laughing."

- Jewish Week (NY)