Drag in the Holidays with the Kinsey Sicks

Executive Director of PhillyGayCalendar

Their fame spreads from San Francisco to Chicago to New York and to Kansas City. They've appeared in London and Australia. The Kinsey Sicks have self-identified as "America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet." They will grace the stage of the Rrazz Room in New Hope from December 4 through 6. I had the chance to speak with one of them the other day. To insure her privacy, she will be known only as "B. Sick" for this interview, since she eschews the limelight sought by her peers Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Anniston.

Question: How did you ladies – or should I say gentlemen – first meet? Your website states that last December you celebrated your twentieth anniversary. How could that be? Did you begin singing as teenagers?

BS: "Not exactly, but close. First, let me make one thing perfectly clear. We are neither ladies, nor are we gentlemen. All of us began singing in harmony in utero. We were precocious fetuses. When born, we cried in four-part harmony. There is the legend that we all dressed up in drag when Bette Midler performed years ago in San Francisco. We thought it was a great idea. We thought there would be dozens of folks in drag. As it turned out only we and Bette wore drag that evening. We began harmonizing after the concert on our way home, and voila! The Kinsey Sicks were born over twenty years ago. The rest is history."

How did you discover your name?

BS: "So many do not get our name. We are a barbershop quartet of sorts, and our name is a play on the Kinsey 6, a perfect score on the Kinsey Scale."

Tell your thousands of fans what they can expect when they come to see your shows in New Hope.

BS: "Our show will be 'Oy Vey in a Manger.' The most important thing our fans should know about our show is that there are no refunds. It surprises me that we don't offend more people. We are an a capella group, which means we sing unaccompanied. We like to say that a capella is Italian for 'I can't afford a band.' We will present scandalous parodies of holiday classics fabulously sung. Our performance will be a journey through Jew and Gentile relations, smashing the perception that the holidays are a time of joy. Our act is a perfect antidote to forced holiday cheer."

What do you think your Rrazz Room audience will be? Will there be conservatives, lesbians, Republicans?

BS: "We hope all of the above, and many perverts as well. People in the religion business love us. If all the rabbis who ever attended our concerts could be put into a room, we could fill a stadium."

Do you have any last words for all of us?

BS: "We will be selling our CD during our appearances, so bring cash to buy a dozen or more holiday gifts. We'll even autograph the CDs. Our Saturday show is almost sold out. So hurry and buy your tickets for Thursday and Friday. We promise a naughty, good time."

The Kinsey Sicks will appear at New Hope's Rrazz Room December 4, 5, and 6. For more information, visit their website: http://www.therrazzroom.com/

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