Molly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz. And yes, it is THAT Molly Ringwald, just live and singing rather than on the big screen as many remember her.
Born in Roseville, California to Adele & Bob Ringwald she learned from her father, a jazz musician and also blind, who served as the front man and banjo player for the Great Pacific Jazz Band
Inheriting a familial love for entertainment, Ringwald began acting at an early age. She played the role of the dormouse in a stage performance of Alice in Wonderland at the age of five. The following year, she released I Wanna be Loved by You, a jazz album performed with her father and his band. Ringwald continued to perform throughout the 70s, playing the role of an orphan in a stage performance of Annie as well as being a Mouseketeer on the Disney Channel’s The New Mickey Mouse Club.
An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on the star in numerous films, including the iconic films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink.
On stage, Ringwald starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive, the revival of Cabaret; Tony-nominated Enchanted April and the West End production of When Harry Met Sally.
She has been touring her crowd pleasing concert act An Evening with Molly Ringwald with her quartet to venues worldwide since her debut Jazz album on Concord Records was released in April 2013. Ringwald and her band have performed over 200 concerts in seven countries since its release.
Where: The Capital Theatre, Bendigo
When: 8:00PM Thu 9 Jun 2016