Theater J Announces New Summer Show

Theater J Announces New Summer ShowThey're back! The ladies of The Kinsey Sicks are throwing down their sequined gloves and itching for a fight in Things You Shouldn't Say, their most personal--and political--show ever. It plays at Theater J for a limited run July 19-30, 2017. Full of their signature panache, hilarity and perfect harmonies, this all new show takes a searing journey into Trumpism, racism, AIDS, giraffes, Bette Midler, oblong vegetables, and much, much more.

The Kinsey Sicks are the Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet that The San Francisco Chronicle has deemed "high-camp, unafraid, subversive and astonishing." The Washington Post has written that "If you haven't made the acquaintance of The Kinsey Sicks, it's high time you did.... uproarious... brilliant... authentically joyful." Their December, 2016 run of Oy Vey in a Manger was a sold-out hit at Theater J.

Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr announces this special summer engagement saying that "we just couldn't wait to get The Kinsey Sicks back this summer. If you think you've seen The Kinsey Sicks before, this all new show is guaranteed to surprise you. With their wonderful musicality and irreverent hilarity, they're bringing us a deeper show than they've ever done before, and taking on the history of LGBT activism, our current political moment, the AIDS epidemic, and their company's own origin story. It's gay, it's delightful, it's surprisingly moving, and it's just the call-to-arms we need right now. Don't miss it."

Among the musical numbers are "Putin in the Ritz," (Parody of "Puttin' on the Ritz"), "Where the Goys Are" (Parody of "Where the Boys Are"), and "We Arm the World" (Parody of "We Are the World").

Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. They have performed in 42 states, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Australia. In 2001, they starred in their own Off-Broadway show at New York's legendary Studio 54. That production received a nomination for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Lyrics. The Kinsey Sicks have released 9 hilarious CDs, have been profiled on national television, and were the subjects of a lengthy cover feature in the arts section of The New York Times. The Kinsey Sicks is also the subject of two films: a concert film, I Wanna Be a Republican, and a behind-the-scenes documentary, Almost Infamous, chronicling the adventure of the group's extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton.

The cast of The Kinsey Sicks features Spencer Brown as Trampolina, Jeff Manabat as Trixie, Nathan Marken as Winnie, and Ben Schatz as Rachel.

Things You Shouldn't Say runs 14 performances only, July 19 - 30, 2017 at Theater J in the Edlavitch DCJCC's Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater. Press night is July 19 at 7:30. Tickets are available for $47 at or (202) 777-3210.

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