Telluride.arts presents "The Kinsey Sicks," 3/2

Telluride.arts presents "The Kinsey Sicks," 3/2

Kinsey Sicks Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., telluride.arts (Telluride Councils for the Arts & Humanities) presents "The Kinsey Sicks: Americas Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet". The event, in collaboration with Gay Ski Week, takes place at Telluride's historic Sheridan Opera House.

The Kinsey Sicks began in 1993 as a group of friends who attended a Bette Midler concert in San Francisco dressed as the Andrews Sisters. Assuming they'd be among many drag queens, they found themselves to be the only ones – other than Bette, of course. The group were approached that very night to perform at an upcoming event. Their reply, "We don't sing," was quickly debunked when everyone realized they all had musical backgrounds. The group began singing and harmonizing that night, and the seed for the Kinsey Sicks was planted.

In July 1994, the Kinsey Sicks drew a large and enthusiastic crowd at their first public performance on a street corner in San Francisco's Castro District. By 2001, the girls produced and starred in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, "Dragapella! Starring the Kinsey Sicks" at New York's legendary Studio 54. The production received a nomination for a Lucille Lortel award (Off-Broadway Tony) for "Best Musical" and a Drama Desk nomination for "Best Lyrics". In 2006 the girls once again wowed audiences during an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton. Critics described the show as one of the best in Vegas, "a feast for the eyes, the ears and the funny bone."

And now the girls are in Telluride.

"The Kinsey Sicks are over the top, giggle till your face hurts funny. Their appeal comes in large part from a wit that infuses their performance with intelligent, brain tingling humor drawn from careers as attorneys and activists. They look gorgeous and sing beautifully, but are not just another dude in drag. They're the real full meal deal and not to be missed," said Kate Jones, executive director, telluride.arts.

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