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'Oy Vey in a Manger' with the Kinsey Sicks

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

It's that time of year when every elevator you step into, every mall you walk-through, and every radio station you tune into is playing (dreadfully) cheery Christmas music. Ok, I admit that hearing songs like "Jingle Bells," "Frosty the Snowman," and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" may not always have that Merry Christmas affect on me, but then suddenly, I remember the reason why these songs should be my catalyst to holiday glee. This music means the Kinsey Sicks Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet is coming to town (screw Santa!) with their "Oy Vey in a Manger" show!

The Kinsey Sicks, America's favorite (or perhaps only) a capella drag group, is dashing through the highways and byways to bring their raunchy, lewd, crude, but always humorous songs to your city. In "Oy Vey in a Manger," nothing about the holidays is sacred for Winnie (Irwin Keller), Rachel (Ben Schatz), Trixie (Jeffrey Manabat), and Trampolina (Spencer Brown).

Take their twisted takes on some holiday classics: "Tis the Season to Drink Stoli," "Harried Little Christmas," "God Bless Ye Femme Lesbians," and yes, "Ankles We Have Hurt on High Heels." If you have been lucky enough to experience one "Oy Vey on a Manger" Christmas before, you know that this is not a one time, two time or even three time adventure, but rather a wonderful melodious walk through a sick holiday story that one must experience over and over and over again.

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.


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