Review: ‘Oy Vey In A Manger’ by The Kinsey Sicks at New Conservatory Theatre Center (***)


by Charles Kruger

The Kinsey Sicks are back in San Francisco for the holidays at the theatre where they first introduced Dragapella to a stunned public, complaining of how they are being evicted from the manger they call home, back in the year 0000. That’s right, we’re talking about THAT manger where, thanks to gentrification, it’s “Out with the Nubians; In with the Sodomites!”

If that sounds like fun to you, you’re gonna love The Sicks and their hilarious musical parodies.

And speaking of the “musical” part — that’s legit. Their collective credits in the a capella genre are just as impressive as their wigs.

You will cringe in glee at the musical gems, “Lusty the Snowman,” and “I Had A Little Facial.” For the politically-minded, there’s “Anchor Baby.” For the truly sick minds out there (we know you’re “cumming” to see the show), there’s “Soylent Night,” with it’s musical quote from “Ave Maria” (renamed “I Ate Maria,” of course).

Does this sound revolting? It is. Does this sound tasteless? It’s that, too. Does this sound like fun: Oh my, yes!

If all you want for Christmas is a gay ol’ time and a LOT of laughter: this is the ticket!

“Oy Vey In A Manger” continues at New Conservatory Theatre Center through December 31st, 2022. For further information, click here.

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Rating: ***

(For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.)
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“Oy Vey In A Manger” by Benjamin Schatz with Irwin Keller and Spencer Brown, Jeff Manabat, & Nathan Marken. Original and Parody Lyrics by Benjamin Schatz. Original Music by Benjamin Schatz and Jeff Manabat. Arrangements by Jeff Manabat, Chris Dilley, and Irwin Keller. Music Direction by Jeff Manahat. Additional Paradoy Lyrics by Irwin Keller & Oren Slozberg, and J. B. MbLendon with Spencer Brown and Jeff Manabat. Scenic Design: Kate Boyd. Sound Technician: Kalon Thibodeaux. Lightin Design: Patrick Toebe. 

Cast:

Trampolina: Spencer Brown. Trixie: Jeff Manabat. Winnie: Nathan Marken. Angel: J. B. McLendon.

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