THE GAY KITCHEN SINK
275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA
Rounding out Season 39 is an over-the-top, extravagantly fun series of concerts - "The Gay Kitchen Sink!"
Every year, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus comes together to celebrate Pride in the city that redefined gay pride for the world. And what better way to salute our pride than with the 250 men of the Chorus?!
The Gay Kitchen Sink comprises major LGBT anthems from across many generations, from Holly Near’s folk protest song “Singing for Our Lives” (written in response to the assassination of Harvey Milk) to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” The concert runs the gamut, from Cyndi Lauper and Elton John to Patsy Cline and Kander & Ebb. The Chorus also digs into some very recent additions to the canon from major gay icons like Sara Bareilles, Taylor Swift, Destiny’s Child and Robyn, while also paying homage to the community’s “newest” gay superstar Barry Manilow.
In celebration of this year’s 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love,” SFGMC opens the concert with a stunning medley of favorites from this era. The concert includes two phenomenal world premieres — “Progress is Not a Straight Line” by Jeff Marx (Avenue Q) and “It’s Not as Much Fun Being Gay,” an uproarious, comedic new work by Bay Area favorites Clark Sterling and Nolan Gasser. The Chorus will also present a few selections from its upcoming Lavender Pen Tour, which journeys to six Southern states this October to spread the Chorus’ message and music of hope, tolerance, and acceptance.
For The Gay Kitchen Sink, the Kinsey Sicks joins the Chorus as special guest artists. Heralded as “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet,” the group has been an essential part of the LGBT community for nearly 25 years. The group has performed to wild critical acclaim, with The Washington Post writing, "If you haven't made the acquaintance of The Kinsey Sicks, it's high time you did... Uproarious... brilliant... authentically joyful,” and KQED calling them “The Royal Shakespeare Company of drag performance.”
GUEST ARTISTS: The Kinsey Sicks - America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet!