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Megan Mullally to return to Lyric Theatre stage for funny rock show Feb. 20

by Brandy McDonnell Published: January 11, 2014
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Oklahoma native Megan Mullally, left, and fellow actress Stephanie Hunt perform as the singing duo Nancy and Beth.
Oklahoma native Megan Mullally, left, and fellow actress Stephanie Hunt perform as the singing duo Nancy and Beth.

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announced this week that Emmy Award-winning actress and Oklahoma City native Megan Mullally will return to Lyric’s stage for the first time since 2004 in “Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt Are Nancy and Beth.” The actresses will perform their bawdy and edgy comedic rock show for one night only at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Plaza Theatre.

“We are ecstatic to have Megan, who is one of our favorite Lyric alumni, at the Plaza Theatre with such a hip show,” said Michael Baron, Lyric’s artistic director, in a news release. “She and Stephanie are absolutely hilarious together as they sing their original songs and put their own spin on rock classics. See it before they get run out of town!”

Mullally and Hunt first met while filming the independent movie “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” where they created their alter-ego singing duo, Nancy and Beth,  performing original, comedic songs. Within just three months of the act’s inception, Nancy and Beth performed on Conan O’Brien’s talk show “Conan” as the musical guest.

Mullally is best-known for her work as Karen Walker on the long-running TV show “Will and Grace”; Hunt has been featured on well-known TV shows such as “Friday Night Lights” and “Californication.”

“Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt Are Nancy and Beth” is an R-rated show with explicit language and adult humor. Tickets start at $25. Limited seating is available. To purchase tickets, call the Lyric box office at 524-9312, go to LyricTheatreOKC.com or stop by Lyric’s box office at 1727 NW 16 Street.

About Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Founded in 1963, Lyric is Oklahoma’s leading professional theater company. For more than 50 years, Lyric has produced classic and contemporary musicals and plays featuring both nationally known Broadway stars and local favorites. Lyric produces four large-scale, fully orchestrated musicals at the Civic Center Music Hall each summer, as well as four smaller works at the Plaza Theatre during the spring, fall and winter. Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy is a professional training ground for students ages 5-18 offering classes in all aspects of musical theatre. Academy students have the opportunity to perform in two full-scale productions each year on the Plaza Theatre stage. For more information go to LyricTheatreOKC.com.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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