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July 19, 2010

Cabaret review: The Kinsey Sicks

San Francisco Chronicle

The Kinsey Sicks have been "America's Favorite Dragapella Beauty Shop Quartet" for 16 astonishing years - astonishing because you can't help wondering, not to mention hoping, do these guys have day jobs?

But I kid. Really.

The truth is that America's appetite for bad taste knows no bounds, for which the Sicks must get down on their knees every day. And they're probably thankful, too!

The quartet opened its first gig at the Rrazz Room on Tuesday night, regaling the packed house with their new 12-song touring revue. The show's title could be written out without offending anyone, because the words are all totally clean, like "hit" and "each." The problem comes when you say the title aloud, so in a family-newspaper curtsey to good taste, we'll omit the show's full title.

Dressed in frocks that look as if they were run up from the upholstery at Tara after Carol Burnett snagged the drapes, the foursome includes Jeff Manabat as Trixie (a dead ringer for Connie Chung - shh, don't tell Maury), Ben Schatz as Rachel, Spencer Brown as the dim-bulb Trampolina and Irwin Keller as Winnie, a master of deadpan - or mistress, depending on how good your eyesight is.

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Posted by acapnews at July 19, 2010 12:10 PM

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