(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Skivvies bring their adult-rated musical comedy act performed almost in the raw to Goodrich Hall on the Williams College campus as part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival on Sunday, July 26, and Monday, July 27, 2015, at 7:30pm.
Lauren Molina (WTF’s “Ten Cents a Dance”) and Nick Cearley (“All Shook Up”) aka The Skivvies are back for a second summer to perform stripped-down mashups of pop songs and show tunes . . . in their underwear. They will bare their abs and more with specials guests Will Swenson (WTF’s upcoming “The Moon for the Misbegotten”), Randy Harrison (“Queer As Folk”), Alison Fraser (WTF’s “Far From Heaven”), and Benjamin Scheuer (“The Lion”).
Nominated for “Show of The Year” for the 2015 MAC Award, the Wall Street Journal calls them “smart, sophisticated…ingenious,” and Out Magazine says, “The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: part Weird Al-parody and part sexy burlesque … and unusual explosion of satire and sultry.”
People Magazine named the Skivvies “The Most Playful Performers” in The Most Talked about Bodies of 2014 issue and Sports Illustrated named them “Favorite New Band”. The New York Times calls them “a hot musical comedy duo specializing in unexpected arrangements, incongruous mashups, and of course, highly toned displays of skin.”
Molina (Broadway’s Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd, Mary Zimmerman’s Candide – Helen Hayes Award, Marry Me A Little) and Cearley (Broadway First National All Shook Up, Pageant, and on the OUT 100 list as one of the ‘most compelling actors of 2014’) became YouTube sensations with their Skivvies covers of artists like Robyn, Carole King and Rihanna. The videos led to live shows, and now this “musically thrilling”, undie-rock, comedy-pop duo continues to perform to sold-out audiences in New York and beyond.
Previous venues include their residency at 54 Below, 42 West, The Highline Ballroom, Roseland Ballroom, Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room, Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Bay Street Theatre, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Key West’s Red Barn Theatre, and The Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA where they also starred as Brad and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show directed by Hunter Foster.
The Skivvies have performed at events such as Broadway Bares (raising money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS), A Tribute to Angela Lansbury with Tyne Daly and Christine Ebersole, Broadway for Obama, Human Rights Campaign benefit, Theatre C. They have made appearances on NBC, and filmed pilots for the FOX, A&E, and WE. They also have a single, “Hardbody Hoedown” and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors.
Tickets start at $80, which include premium seats and access to an exclusive party after the show. Regular seating is $40. Tickets for all Williamstown Theatre Festival productions can be purchased online at www.wtfestival.org, by phone at 413-597-3400, or in person at the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St (Route 2), Williamstown, MA 01267.