An Intimate Evening with Molly Ringwald

An Intimate Evening with Molly Ringwald One of the most iconic teenage movie stars brings her love of American standards and jazz classics to Bend’s Tower Theatre in an intimate and revealing night of stories and song on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 pm. An entire generation grew up with Molly Ringwald through John Hughes’ landmark films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. They saw her star in Broadway revivals of Cabaret and Sweet Charity. In the past few years, Ringwald penned two bestsellers. The first, Getting the Pretty Back, celebrates turning 40 and, she says, “being the sexiest, funniest, smartest, best-dressed, and most confident woman you can be.” The second is a novel, When It Happens to You. She currently appears in and sings the theme to ABC Family’s breakout hit, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Her debut CD, “Except…Sometimes,” will be released by Concord Records on April 9. An homage to the Great American Songbook, the carefully chosen selection of nine standards is capped off by Ringwald’s take on The Breakfast Club’s, “Don’t You (Forget About Me).”

Described by the Huffington Post as a “silk-voiced jazz chanteuse,” Ringwald grew up in a home filled with music. “My dad was a jazz pianist. Around age three I started singing with his band and jazz music continued to be one of my three passions, along with acting and writing. Jazz is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It’s always where I go when I want to feel grounded.” Accompanying Ringwald at the Tower will be Peter Smith Quartet.
Molly Ringwald is the last of eight acts in Bend Surgery Center’s 2012-13 CenterStage Series. Mountain View Heating is the showcase sponsor. Central Oregon Radiology and Deschutes Brewery are supporting sponsors. Sally Russell is the performance sponsor. Deschutes River Ale is the night’s featured beer.
The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org). Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.

What: Molly Ringwald

When: Saturday, April 13 – 7:30 pm

Where: Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend, Oregon

Tickets: $35 / $45 / $50 Reserved Seating
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org

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