With successful performances in San Francisco, San Diego, New York City, and London, Molly Mahoney combines her spellbinding Big Band and classical sounds with her captivating storytelling abilities to create a unique experience of story and song, highlighting love songs by Cole Porter.
It's Pitter, patter... Porter!
When her genealogy revealed that Cole Porter is her distant cousin, Molly knew she had to create a show to honor his music.
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.
Molly champions the Great American Songbook, singing with Big Bands since the age of ten. She appeared in concert with Vinnie Falcone, musical director and accompanist for the late Frank Sinatra, and she has toured nationally as lead female vocalist with a jazz quintet. She has opened for artists including The Ink Spots, The Mills Brothers, Peter Marshall and The Modernaires. 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. Molly has performed her one woman show, Mischief! at Society Cabaret in San Francisco’s Union Square with award-winning musical director and co-writer G. Scott Lacy, in addition to performances in San Diego, New York City, and London.
An experienced interpreter of the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, Molly has portrayed the title role in Iolanthe with The Lamplighters in a recorded performance named one of the Top 12 Must Have Opera CD Releases of 2014 by Opera News. Her musical theater credits include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Anne Collier in 1940s Radio Hour, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd and Maisie in The Boyfriend.
She holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. A favorite of San Francisco Bay Area audiences, Molly appears with regional opera companies including West Edge Opera, Livermore Opera, West Bay Opera, Ars Minerva, Pocket Opera, and others.
A native of Minneapolis, Molly is currently enjoying island life on Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area where she lives with her husband Robin and her dog Casserole.
About the Artist | JOSHUA HEGG
Portland-based pianist, composer, and arranger Joshua Hegg is a skilled accompanist and collaborator in a wide variety of genres. To date, his playing can be heard on over 30 different records, and he has toured extensively throughout the United States.
Joshua began taking piano lessons at age 8, and his interest in piano studies remained with through his collegiate studies, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Chico State University. His primary focus for composing is his modern jazz ensemble, Bogg. Their latest album of original music, “Live for the Very First Time,” was written during the 2020 pandemic lockdown and was self-released in June 2021.
Sharing his knowledge and skills further as an educator, Joshua teaches at the prestigious Vesper School Of Music in Southeast Portland, as well serving as a virtual lecturer and music director in the Department of Music and Theatre at California State University, Chico. He has worked as a music director and orchestrator for TV and stage songwriting duo Samsel & Adams (Central Park, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure).
In addition to music, Joshua loves movies, good coffee, conversation, and spending time with his wife, Megan and their two dogs, Peanut Butter and Gidget.