The underwear-clad cabaret duo known as The Skivvies, consisting of actor-musicians Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, will make special “outrageous” holiday concert appearances with The Skivvies: Sleigh My Name, sliding down the chimney of Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, New York City, 9:30 PM December 11.
Scheduled guest stars include Michael Cerveris, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Matt Doyle, Nick Adams, Erik Altemus, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Peter Saide, Russell Mernagh, Emma Degerstedt, Diana Huey, Lulu Fall, and Kimberley Kaye.
Molina and Cearley, who accompany their guests and themselves on cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, and melodica, are known for often persuading their guests to shed a few layers themselves. The duo have made their mark in New York City clubs and cabarets and have begun performing around the U.S. Molina has appeared on Broadway in Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd, and Candide. Cearley has appeared in Pageant and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Click here for more information on the Skivvies.
Molina said, “We will be taking classic holiday tunes and mashing them up with pop-rock songs and more. We sing a ‘Bells Medley’ while playing handbells that combines the songs ‘Carol of the Bells,’ ‘Ring My Bell,’ ‘If I Were A Bell,’ ‘My Dingaling,’ ‘Jingle Bells,’ and ‘Silver Bells.’ We play boomwhackers—plastic tubes that sound a pitch when struck against a hard surface. While playing these, we sing a mashup of ‘Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘We Got The Beat.’ We sing a ‘Holiday Medley’ with songs like ‘Holiday Road’ and ‘Holiday’ by both Weezer and Madonna. We have a naughty original song for Hanukkah, where we show off our rapping. It’s called ‘It’s F-in Hanukkah.’”
After New York, the duo is scheduled to move on to stops in Pennsylvania and California in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Cearley told Playbill that the concerts will be different at each stop, with songs tailored to the various local guest stars (names subject to change):
December 15 and 16: City Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Guests: Paige Davis, Michael McGurk, Daina Michelle Griffith, Stephen Santa, Ryan Patrick Kearney, Jason Shavers & Joe DeLien, Becki Toth, Hope Anthony, Kevin William, Jerreme Rodriguez, Lisa Velten Smith, and Derek St. Pierre.
December 18 and 19: Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, California. Guests: Kirsten Vangsness (December 18 only), Jason Gotay (December 19 only), and, at both performances, Jason Graae, Jason Feddy, and Nicole Parker.
December 20: Martinis Above Fourth, San Diego, California, 8 PM. Guests: James Royce Edwards, Scott Barnhardt, Tori Roze, Bryan Banville, Dylan Mulvaney, Debbie David, and Kim Brownell.