The Kinsey Sicks in Things You Shouldn't Say!

Category: Charity & Fundraisers

Event Date:

Sunday, December 16, 2018


8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Ohio Theatre & Events Center
3114 Lagrange Street
Toledo, Oh 43608

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419-255-8406 ext. 305


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Ticket Sales will benefit the Equality Toledo Community Center Study Fund! Help us create more safe spaces in Toledo! 

For 24 years, America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues, and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine! Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire, and over-the-top drag have earned The Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following.

THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY with The Kinsey Sicks

This is the remarkable true story of four friends from San Francisco who had a life-changing epiphany at a Bette Midler concert that led to them to form The Kinsey Sicks in an effort to find joy during the darkest days of the AIDS crisis. Now that the era of Trumpism is upon us, they’re sharing their hilarious, inspiring and at times heartbreaking tale, and showing that hatred and deceit can be fought with humor and heart. 

This show was a smash hit Off-Broadway at New York’s fabled SoHo Playhouse. Critics have described the show as “powerful,” “provocative,” “delicious,” “subversive,” “hilarious,” “stirring,” “exquisite,” “electric,” “outrageous," “heartbreaking," “brave,” “mesmerizing,” “flawless,” “superb," "incredibly moving,” ”inventively diabolical,” “riotously funny,” "vitally significant,” “an absolute must watch," and "theater at its BEST"! 

So come join America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet as they lead us all in resisting these new dark times with laughter, integrity, and heroically high hair in an unforgettable new musical exploring Trumpism, racism, AIDS, extreme macramé, oblong vegetables and, of course, Bette Midler.

Special thanks to EqualityToledoEquitas HealthHarvey House of Northwest OhioSingle-Payer Action Network (SPAN) - OhioLucas County Green Party, and Toledo Area Jobs with Justice & Interfaith Worker Justice Coalition 

Sponsorship opportunities available - Contact the Ohio Theatre and Event Center at [email protected] or 419-255-8406 ext. 305

Admission is $25 for everyone - and seats are unassigned!

Ticket Levels: 

General Admission ($25) includes admission

Generous Admission ($35) includes admission plus a little extra towards our cause; 

Supporting Admission ($50) includes admission plus a little extra towards our cause and we'll display your name in the theatre lobby during the event! 

Must be at least 18 to attend

In a rare moment of reflection, The Kinsey Sicks' Rachel (founding member and chief writer and lyricist Benjamin Schatz) captures the heart of Things You Shouldn't Say in this historic monologue chronicling his experience as a young Harvard-trained lawyer and the genesis of The Kinsey Sicks amidst the horror of the AIDS epidemic, and connects the cruelty of the government then to today's fraught political climate. Please be advised of strong language prior to viewing 

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