MOLLY MAHONEY AND G. SCOTT LACY in “MISCHIEF!”
Monday, March 25, 2019 8pm
Join Molly Mahoney, with award winning musical director, G. Scott Lacy, as she takes you on a mischievous ride through her musical life.
With songs spanning from the Great American Songbook to folk, jazz and musical theatre, take this wild whirl and escape into “a happening.”
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Molly Mahoney’s sublime singing, memorable humor, and heartfelt portrayals seen in a variety of repertoire have charmed audiences and critics alike. A stylistically diverse performer, she sings opera, musical theater, and jazz with equal aplomb.
A favorite of San Francisco Bay Area audiences, Molly’s 2016-17 season includes performances as Lady Angela in Patience with Lamplighters Music Theatre, Angelina in Cinderella with San Francisco Opera Guild Outreach, performances for West Edge Opera’s new works series, Snapshot, and as Clizia in West Edge Opera’s production of The Chastity Tree by Vicente Martín y Soler. She also returns to Society Cabaret in San Francisco’s Union Square after the success of her one woman show, Mischief! which debuted there the previous year.
In the 2015-16 season, Molly made her role debut as Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd with Townsend Opera and Fresno Grand Opera after her introduction to the company as a soloist in Opera Remix: Music and Verse. She returned to Livermore Valley Opera, singing the role of Zulma in L’Italiana in Algeri, and performed Renu in Jack Perla’s River of Light with Festival Opera. The season also saw Molly’s return to Ars Minerva, portraying Cillene in the modern world premiere of Pallavicino’s opera Le Amazzoni nelle Isole Fortunate. Of that performance, the San Francisco Classical Voice claimed, “Molly Mahoney was very funny as madwoman Cillene and her strong, ice-tone voice served her well.” The mezzo made her company debut the previous year in another modern world premiere as Arsinoë in La Cleopatra by Castrovillari.
During the 2014-15 season, Molly returned for her third appearance as a soloist with the North State Symphony, reprised her portrayal of the title role in La tragédie de Carmen, returned to West Bay Opera as Siébel in Faust, and sang the role of Soprano II in Philip Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox with West Edge Opera, where her voice was described as having “sheer beauty and eloquence” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Previous seasons include performances as Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Gianetta in L’elisir d’amore, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare, in addition to concert performances as alto soloist for the Mozart Mass in C Minor and Handel’s Messiah.
An experienced interpreter of the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, Molly has portrayed the roles of Melissa in Princess Ida and Pitti-Sing in The Mikado with Lamplighters Musical Theater, in addition to the title role in Iolanthe in a recorded performance named one of the Top 12 Must Have Opera CD Releases of 2014 by Opera News. The glowing review highlighted the “simplicity and eloquence” of Molly’s performance as the beloved exiled fairy. Her musical theater credits include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Anne Collier in 1940s Radio Hour, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof and Maisie in The Boyfriend.
Molly champions the Great American Songbook, singing with Big Bands since the age of ten. She has appeared in concert with Vinnie Falcone, musical director and accompanist for the late Frank Sinatra, and she has toured nationally as a jazz singer. Her soulful, honest portrayals of familiar favorites and rare gems from this musical era can be heard on her debut album, Two for the Road.
A native of Minneapolis, Molly currently resides in San Francisco. She holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
G. Scott Lacy is a multi-award winning musical director. He has musical directed over 160 productions working with such theatre companies as the Tony Award Winning La Jolla Playhouse, the award winning Lamb’s Players Theatre, the Musical Theatre Guild of Los Angeles, Diversionary Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre, Diablo Theatre Company, 42nd Street Moon, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Opera, North Coast Repertory Theatre, the Emmy Award Winning Malashock Dance Company and many others. Mr. Lacy has had the honor of working with some of the theatres finest directors including Tony Award Winner Des McAnuff, Tony Award Nominee Michael Greif, Neel Keller, Peter Schneider, Tina Landau, Les Waters, Regina Taylor, Susan Booth, Todd Neilson, Cynthia Stokes, John Malashock, Mindy Cooper, Robert Smyth, Deborah Smyth, and Kerry Meads. Mr. Lacy received the 2009 San Francisco Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical Direction and the 2014 San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical Direction. During his theatrical career, Mr. Lacy has had the honor of working the Tony Winners Kelli O’Hara and Sutton Foster as well as Tony Nominees Patrick Wilson, Ken Page, and Beth Malone.
Mr. Lacy is also a successful vocal coach whose clients include Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award Winning performers. His students have attended such prestigious universities as University of Michigan, NYU, Yale, Harvard, Carnegie Melon, North Carolina School of the Arts, UCSD, UCLA, Emerson, Rider, University of Miami and Sarah Lawrence. Mr. Lacy was a faculty member of the San Diego Opera’s Summer Intensive Program for Singers for three years and served for 8 years as the Vocal Coach for the Tony Award Winning La Jolla Playhouse’s Summer Conservatory Program.
Mr. Lacy has spent much of his career as a cabaret and recording artist. Mr. Lacy has worked with such talented performers as Film/Television/Broadway Star Emily Bergl, Broadway’s Allie Trimm, Emmy Award Winner Jai Rodriguez, Arianna Savalas, Steven Fales, Sandy Campbell, Angelo D’Agostino, Tyler Kent, Leanne Borghesi and performs a number of one man shows. His cabaret work has been seen in NYC (Joe’s Pub, The Laurie Beechman, Metropolitan Room), San Francisco (Society Cabaret, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, The Rrazz Room) Los Angeles (The Gardenia Room, Upright Cabaret, M Bar), Atlanta (Paris on Ponce) San Diego (Society Cabaret, Martinis Above Fourth, Schroeder’s, Palace Bar, Celebration Cabaret), Seattle (Can Can), Chicago (Davenport’s), Shanghai (JW’s, Nessun Dorma) and Beijing (Flow Bar). Mr. Lacy has had the honor of performing with the late Broadway and Film legend John Raitt, Tony Award Winners Christian Hoff, Hal Linden and Michael Cerveris as well as Broadway and Film Star Anthony Rapp. He is the creator and founding partner of SOCIETY CABARET in San Francisco at the Hotel Rex.
Mr. Lacy has spent much of his career raising money for such charities as Outreach International, Habitat For Humanity, Many Hands, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and many local charities. He has recorded 7 albums with various artists and in 2004 released his debut CD, A QUIET PLACE and released his second CD, THIS CHRISTMAS in 2010.