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February 18, 2006

Kinseys do Vegas indefinitely

High heels, beautiful voices and a little 'four'-play hit Sin-City, Las Vegas. That may sound like something that secretly 'stays in Vegas' -- but for the award-winning, all-male, a cappella beauty shop quartet, The Kinsey Sicks it's a new career high note they're ready to belt out to the world! Produced by veteran talent producers, Rich Super and Paul Reder, "Dragapella!™," launches March 3, 2006 as an unlimited engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton Shimmer Cabaret Tuesday - Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

The Kinsey Sicks are named for the top end of sexologist Alfred Kinsey's scale of sexual orientation. Their "Dragapella!™ " stage show-extravaganza is what happens when beauty magazine's vivacious divas of "fashion and hairdo don'ts" walk into a fierce comedy-musical vortex and end up in a magical entertainment wonderland that combines award winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top comedy. The feisty foursome "Rachel"(Ben Schatz), "Winnie" (Irwin Keller), "Trampolina" (Chris Dilley) and "Trixie" (Jeff Manabat), inspired by the essence of idol, Bette Midler in concert, are sure to entertain, make you laugh and literally be the mother of all Vegas shows. The Kinsey Sicks have been called "one of the more uniquely original (and thoroughly fun and entertaining) acts we have encountered in years" (Billboard Magazine) and have been praised for their "voices sweet as birdsong" (New York Times).

"This is by far one of the funniest and most innovative shows we've seen come to Vegas in years and we're delighted to have it open at the Las Vegas Hilton for an unlimited run," said Ken Ciancimino, executive vice president of administration for the Las Vegas Hilton. "We feel that this show has every ingredient to make it a smash hit here in Vegas," he added.

"Dragapella! is gut wrenchingly funny and ferociously creative revealing tremendous political savvy in its use of wicked satire. We are honored to be a part of such a unique show and feel the timing is right for this as Las Vegas continues to set the standard in entertainment," said veteran producers Rich Super and Paul Reder.

Not just an act, but an enterprise -- The Kinsey Sicks™ are currently performing in Puerto Vallarta and have performed at legendary Studio 54 in New York City, The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles and everywhere in-between. Their five music CDs include "Dragapella!," "Boyz2Girlz," "Sicks in the City," "I Wanna Be A Republican," and "Oy Vey in a Manger: Christmas Carols and Other Jewish Music." They're even poster-girls and have their own T-shirt in addition to their melodic and comedic recordings. But it's their finely blended voices and clever lyrics that literally drag in the interest, poised to speak about activism, family, theater, religion, politics, Gay culture and having a voice that's heard.

The Kinsey Sicks are the subjects of two impending feature films. One is a concert film of their long-running show, "I Wanna Be a Republican," and the other is a behind-the-scenes documentary.

Posted by acapnews at February 18, 2006 12:28 AM