Those who grew up with the films of John Hughes will best know Molly Ringwald from Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club. Last year, The Breakfast Club, regarded as one of the greatest high school films of all time, celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Theatre, too, was a home, with stars in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive, the revival of Cabaret, the Tony nominated Enchanted April and the West End production of When Harry Met Sally. Seemingly an endless source of talent, Molly released her debut album, Except Sometimes, in 2013.
In a statement she said: “I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician. Beginning at around age three I started singing with his band and jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing. I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It’s always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded.”
It is this album that brings her to Australia. An Evening with Molly Ringwald hits The Capital, Bendigo on June 9. You can pick up tickets through thecapital.com.au.