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211 Star Starred
Theater J at Goldman Theater
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
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Eat before you see the show. For a quick meal, check out Ansterdam Falafel on 14th St. super yummy and cheap!
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We had made a reservation at Kramer Books' Afterwords. Good food, seasonal menu, informal but capable service. 5:30 or 6 p.m. will give you enough time for dinner before you walk to the theater for a 7:30 curtain.
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49 ratings
4.7 average rating
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6 reviews
13 stars
attended Dec 19 2010

Yes, it's raunchy. Yes, it's likely to be offensive to all but the most open-minded Christians.... But if you know that going in, you're likely to be laughing out loud as I was... and groaning at some truly -- and intentionally --gawd-awful puns:>)

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39 reviews
49 stars
attended Dec 25 2011

Really funny but is not suitable for kids or very religious people since there is foul language and sexual suggestions. The singing was really good and the lyrics were hilarious.

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28 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 19 2010

A fun holiday event (despite much of it pushing the envelope) - great singing, horrible puns, lots of shtick. However, it was very uneven; they had about 45 minutes of really great material for a 90 minute show.

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“High camp, unafraid, subversive…astonishing.” —San Francisco Chronicle
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The Kinsey Sicks began in 1993 as a group of friends who went to 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). They were approached that night to perform at an upcoming event. Their reply, “we don’t sing,” was quickly disproved when they realized that all of them had musical backgrounds. They began singing and harmonizing that night, and the seed for the Kinsey Sicks was planted.  

Its founders were a group of refugees from successful careers as professionals and activists. Member Ben Schatz (“Rachel”) is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues. Schatz created the first national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton’s HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign. Irwin Keller (“Winnie”) is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist and former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area. Keller authored Chicago’s gay rights ordinance, passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat, who is responsible for Trixie’s inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group’s hot couture. Beginning in October of 2008, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by the hilarious and talented Spencer Brown (“Trampolina”), a Kansas City-based actor and singer, already known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced, of course, “bouquet”).

About the Ticket Supplier: Theater J

Theater J has emerged as one of the most distinctive, progressive and respected Jewish theaters in North America by virtue of its ambitious range of programming and the bold, imaginative artistry of its playwrights, directors, designers and actors. A program of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Theater J works in frequent collaboration with other components of the Washington DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts: the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and the Literary and Music Department.