January 28, 2014 | Vol. 74 No. 28

The Skivvies coming to City Theatre

City Theatre will present The Skivvies, in a special performance featuring the musical duo's signature undie rock and comedy pop.

Award-winning NYC singer-actors Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley will be performing The Skivvies at City Theatre in South Side.

The Skivvies will perform in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio for four shows, one weekend only, February 13–15.

Award-winning NYC singer-actors Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley don't just perform "stripped down" arrangements of distinctive mash-ups and originals; they literally strip down to their underwear to play cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, and melodica. The New York Post calls the show "a mash-up of all things sultry." Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection with local special guests.

Special guests include Courtney Balan, Elizabeth Broadhurst, Michael Campayno, Daina Michelle Griffith, Hayley Nielsen, Joshua Elijah Reese, and Bria Walker. Others to be announced.

Ms. Molina is an award-winning Broadway actress, musician, and singer-songwriter known for her roles in Broadway's Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd, Mary Zimmerman's Candide, and the Drama League-nominated, two-person revival of Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me A Little. Cearley's credits include the first national tour of All Shook Up and the lauded one-man show ...And Then I Wrote a Song About It.

The Skivvies became YouTube sensations with their covers of artists including Robyn, Carole King, and Rihanna. The videos led to live shows, and now the duo performs to sold-out audiences in New York and beyond. Previous venues include 54 Below, The Highline Ballroom, Roseland Ballroom, Joe's Pub, The Cutting Room, Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles, and The Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA.

The Skivvies have performed at events including Broadway Bares (a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS), A Tribute to Angela Landsbury with Tyne Daly and Christine Ebersole, Broadway for Obama, and Human Rights Campaign benefit, Theatre C. They have made appearances on NBC, and they filmed a pilot for the A&E network.

The Wall Street Journal calls the Skivvies "smart, sophisticated...ingenious," and Out Magazine says, "The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: It's part Weird Al-parody and part sexy burlesque ...an unusual explosion of satire and sultry."

Their single "Hardbody Hoedown" has a music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running with Scissors.

Most recently, Ms. Molina and Mr. Cearley were cast as Brad and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show at Bucks County Playhouse, directed by Hunter Foster.

City Theatre is located at 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Tickets are available at the City Theatre Box Office; by calling 412-431-CITY (2489); or at citytheatrecompany.org.

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