PRIDE WEEKEND – FOUR SHOWS ONLY!
Celebrate Pride at Diversionary with this “musically thrilling, undie-rock duo” in their San Diego Premiere! The Award-winning NYC singer-actors Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley don’t just perform “stripped down” arrangements of popular songs; they literally strip down to their underwear to perform eclectic mash-ups while accompanying themselves on an array of instruments from the cello to the glockenspiel. Local San Diego guest stars join this dynamic duo on stage to knock your socks off with their powerful abs and powerful harmonies!
The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, award-winning NYC singer/actor/musicians performing stripped down arrangements of eclectic covers and eccentric originals. Not only is the music stripped down – cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica – but the Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform. 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 recently named The Skivvies “The Most Playful Performers” in The Most Talked about Bodies of 2014 issue. 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.” Sports Illustrated named them their “Favorite New Band.”
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, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 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, Eugene O Neill Center, Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Bay Street Theatre, and The Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA where they also starred opposite each other 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.