America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet

What the Washington DC Critics are Saying About "Things You Shouldn't Say"

"I was unexpectedly impressed by the work’s artistic accomplishment. It’s not an easy thing to so deftly take its willing audience through the hair-pin tone changes that we experience. 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, without becoming mawkish ... All four voices are terrific, and quite distinct, making it all the more impressive when they blend so nicely ... 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 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." 
- DC Theatre Scene

"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."
- Washington Post 

"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. These gals can sing – lovely four-part harmonies and Broadway-style belts ranging from soprano to bass... The Kinsey Sicks, particularly its chief writer Ben Schatz, are masters of song parody and that’s what drives their shows... These drag queens have serious voices. Celine Dion, watch your back."
- DC Metro Theater Arts

"The Kinsey Sicks, a dynamite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, explode on stage in their new politically charged show Things You Shouldn’t Say ... 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

Get tickets for Things You Shouldn't Say at Theater J in Washington DC, now thru July 30 HERE.


DC Interview with Founding Member

Here's a dazzling interview with founding member, Ben Schatz aka Rachel, in Metro Weekly! Things You Shouldn't Say runs through July 30th at Theater J in our nation's capital!

World Fringe Day!

The Edinburgh Reporter profiles the girls and Things You Shouldn't Say at The Edinburgh Fringe for World Fringe Day! Check out the article here.


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

- Edge Miami

"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

"Lavish! Outrageous! The Kinsey Sicks are solid comics and especially solid singers."

- New York Daily News

"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)