Megan Mullally and Her Band Will Appear in Sydney-Exclusive Performances
Two-time Emmy Award-winning actress and musician Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Parks & Recreation, Broadway's Grease) and musician, actress and writer Stephanie Hunt (Friday Night Lights, Californication) will make their Sydney Opera House debut in 'punk-vaudeville' band Nancy And Beth with two Sydney-exclusive performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre on 16 June.
Combining tight harmonies, witty choreography, kooky comedy and music from every era with a borderline psychic twinship, Mullally, Hunt and their band have created a musical outfit that is surprising, thought-provoking and genuinely entertaining.
Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Performance, Olivia Ansell, said: "I'm so excited for Sydney audiences to have an opportunity to catch Nancy And Beth live on stage here at the Opera House. It's Karen from Will & Grace, but not as you know her. The musical chops of Megan and Stephanie are extraordinary - put them on a stage with top hats, canes and matching costumes and you have yourself an unforgettable evening of song, dance and comedy."
Megan Mullally said: "Hi Sydney! My musical concern Nancy And Beth is playing the Sydney Opera House (oh, that old thing?) on the soon-to-be-historic date of June 16th. If you'd like to be razzle-dazzled to the point that your fashion socks are knocked right off of your beautifully pedicured feet, please procure tickets today! If you like great songs, close harmonies, dance moves, peach track suits, and the ticklish off-the-cuff musings of two cute ladies with a 30-year age difference, you're in for a treat you won't soon forget and will be hard-pressed to describe. Nancy And Beth: The Band That Loves You. See you at the Op-Ho!"
Nancy And Beth's eclectic self-titled album (2017) is a taste of what audiences can expect from their live show: a celebration of all different genres of music from Gucci Mane's "I Don't Love Her" to Rufus Wainwright's "Vibrate" and Wynona Carr's "Please Mr. Jailer".
The pair first met in the contemporary music and cultural hub of Austin, Texas on set of indie movie Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012) where they bonded over a shared love of combining jazz classics with weird humor, despite their 30-year age difference. Both of them have had a life on stage coinciding with their film careers - Hunt is a fixture around Austin's music scene, playing in her own band the Ghost Songs, and Mullally trained at the School of American Ballet in New York.
Nancy And Beth is comprised of Megan Mullally (vocals, choreography), Stephanie Hunt (vocals), Datri Bean (keyboards, vocals), Joe Berardi (drums), Petra Haden (strings, vocals), Roy Williams (guitar, vocals) and Andrew Pressman (bass, vocals).