The Kinsey Sicks, “America’s favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet,” usher in their 20th year of performing in 2014, and South Florida audiences will get a chance to see them again very soon! They will be performing two special shows on one night only, Saturday, February 1, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Showtimes are at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The Kinsey Sicks are a performing quartet made up of four fully-realized female characters, played by an all-male group. Currently the cast comprises Ben Schatz as “Rachel,” Irwin Keller as “Winnie,” Jeff Manabat as “Trixie,” and Spencer Brown as “Trampolina.”
For people who have never seen this eclectic foursome, the fusion of unique personalities on-stage is truly a sight to behold, and it becomes obvious why people have loved this act for two decades. “Rachel” has been described by outlets such as the Chicago Free Press and San Francisco Magazine as “loudly feminist, angry, and an activist noted both for her diminutive stature, muscular build, and her refusal to shave her underarms.” “Winnie” is described as “Jewish, a lesbian, and motherly with an old-fashioned sensibility.” “Trixie” is known for her soaring counter-tenor and has been described as “glamorous and somewhat conceited, referring to the other members of the group as ‘backup singers.'” Finally, “Trampolina” is known for being “dim but sweet, and sometimes slutty.”
In their upcoming Fort Lauderdale performance, The Kinsey Sicks parody our country’s obsession with reality television as they play the roles contestants dropped in the jungle, pushing the boundaries of ethics while competing for fame and money. All the while, the foursome pokes fun at the genre in four-part harmony. The show is called “America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild,” and if you’re looking for lots of laughs and some great singing voices, this show is not to be missed.
A lot of people in South Florida feel the same way, however, so if you want to buy tickets, the time to do so is now. Tickets are available at browardcenter.org for the 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows; the price for both performances is $37.50. You can also purchase tickets in person at the Broward Center AutoNation Box Office; call to reserve tickets at (954) 462-0222.