Dragapella Is Busting Out All Over This June!
"There will be guttural laughs. The lyrics are very smart. They use plays on words and sing in four-part harmonies on political satire and current events," The Loft co-owner said Paul Reder. "They take popular and traditional songs, change the words, and make them hilarious."
For over 20 years, America's favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet has been providing music and comedy to audiences at throughout the world. Their resume includes an off-Broadway show, an extended run in Las Vegas, two feature films, two concert DVDs, nine albums, and appearances in over 40 U.S. states as well as Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia.
"I discovered The Kinsey Sicks through a documentary that aired on A&E," Reder said. "I was so fascinated by the quality of their comedy and the quality of their singing that I wanted to bring that to venues I was currently working within the casino industry."
Featuring unexpected and subversive humor on topical happenings, guests who saw Dragapella! in 2016 are in for a different experience with this year's show.
"Breaking news, fake news -- there's nothing left unturned," Reder noted. "Billboard Magazine says it best: 'One of the more uniquely original acts.' They really nail it with that quote."
The Kinsey Sicks is comprised of members Nathan Marken, Ben Schatz, Jeff Manabat, and Spencer Brown -- each have various theater and drag experience. But one thing needs to be made very clear: Dragapella! is not your typical drag show.
"They are a singing troupe that sings live, but most drag shows are costume lip sync-type impersonators," Reder explained. "There is spoken comedy, singing comedy, physical comedy -- there's a thread in the storyline [of Dragapella!].
Tickets for the South Shore engagement are going fast: According to Reder, the Friday, June 23, performance is nearly sold out, so it's best to grab tickets as soon as possible -- the venue's intimate, 107-seat theatre fills quickly!
Tickets begin at $35, plus tax and fees, and are available online at http://www.thelofttahoe.com. Performances start at 9 PM, and the show is rated NR-17, as it contains adult humor for mature audiences.