Win Tickets ($70): Molly Ringwald @ Newmark Theatre | Actress in ‘Sixteen Candles’, Singer, Jazz

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Molly Ringwald @ Newmark Theatre on September 27. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 27.

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Molly Ringwald @ Newmark TheatreMolly Ringwald
September 26 @ Elsinore Theatre in Salem
September 27 @ Newmark Theatre in Portland
7 p.m. | $27-$35 | All Ages
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Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE Salem, OR 97301
(503) 375-3574

Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205
(503) 248-4335

Molly Kathleen Ringwald is an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. Having appeared in the John Hughes films Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986), Ringwald is part of the 80′s “Brat Pack” and is frequently named the greatest teen star of all time. She currently plays Anne Juergens in the ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Performing with an expert jazz trio led by pianist/musical director Peter Smith, Ringwald, looking elegantly gorgeous, displayed enough vocal chops to demonstrate that she’s no dilettante…. Singing in a sweet soprano voice, she delivered such classics as I Get Along Without You Very Well, Exactly Like You, and I’ll Take Romance with deep reservoirs of feeling…. Although she kept her stage banter to a minimum, her comments were both moving and personal, sometimes amusingly so. -The Hollywood Reporter

With superb, imaginative backing by pianist/music director Peter Smith and bassist Gary Wang, Ringwald offered a pleasing range of song choices…. Ringwald opened up between songs, establishing a comfortable rapport with the audience as she offered details and stories for many of the evening’s selections. Before beginning My Old Flame, she asked if the crowd has someone they still think of occasionally from early days, to which one gentleman shouted, “You!”

Ringwald closed with the song that might be most closely associated with her, Simple Minds’ Don’t You (Forget About Me), from the 1985 film “The Breakfast Club.” The arrangement enabled the pop hit to fit seamlessly with the jazz selections, by which point the Rhythm Hall audience had warmly embraced an actress’s identity as a jazz singer.

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102 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Molly Ringwald @ Newmark Theatre | Actress in ‘Sixteen Candles’, Singer, Jazz

  1. Stephen September 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Please choose me. Because I will wear my “Long Duk Dong” tee shirt and have a blast!

  2. Roger September 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    Molly sounds fantastic and it would a complete pleasure to see and hear her and her band perform live. Would love tickets!

  3. Jean September 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I love to see great “second acts,” and Ms. Ringwald seems to fit the bill quite nicely. Moving from stellar actress to wonderful songstress is quite a feat, and I’d love to see her pull it off in person!

  4. Meredith September 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    I have loved her since I saw 16 candles. I would love to see her music!

  5. Bill W. September 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    This would be great fun and the Newmark is a favorite venue.

  6. chris September 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I saw her on Broadway in Cabaret!

  7. Jeremiah Johnson September 16, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    I would like to win because I grew up with the brat pack and I want to see one of the brat pack live before I die, and to see Molly as a soulful jazz singer is just out of the box enough that I would be hit with nostalgia right along side a burst of adventure and new experience. Plus I’ve been dying to hang out with Byron Beck and I think he would be into this.

  8. Christine September 17, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    awesome! it’d be great to see her in a different setting!

  9. Alissa September 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    I would love to see and hear Molly Ringwald live!

  10. Rebecca September 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Sounds like a great way to spend an evening, love her music!

  11. Onalie Johnston September 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    I grew up with Molly Ringwald as an icon. I LOVED her when I was a teenager and always wondered as an adult why I never heard much about her. What a wonderful respite from the child star”norms” where they grow up, become addicts and lose everything. I’m thrilled to see that Molly went a different direction and my husband and I love great music. It would be a huge treat to see her perform.

  12. Rebecca September 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    I adore her music and would love the chance to see her live!

  13. Linda September 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    My sister LOVES her. I would LoveLoveLove to surprise her with these tickets!

  14. Penny September 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    I love her music and would love to win the tickets so very much!

  15. Elizabeth Thompson September 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Molly Ringwald is an amazing talent. Have been a fan of hers since “Annie”! Would be fabulous to see her perform live.

  16. melissa weinstein September 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    She is such a talented actress, I would love to take my 12-year old daughter to hear her sing and see her live performance.

  17. Kip September 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    I was wholly unaware of Molly’s later career. She’s about my age, though Hugh’s films we grew up together. I’d love to see her and learn about her adult self.

    We just moved, so we’re broke. Free tickets would rock :)

  18. Siri Adi Bridges September 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Hi, I would like to be able to take my girlfriend to this and I love Jazz and the “Breakfast Club.” We are new to the Portland area and I think this would be a great addition to the list of the wonderful things we’ve done since moving here a month ago:

    We’ve been to the Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls, Mirror Lake to swim and catch crawdads, rode our bikes all over downtown and NE Portland, food carts and parks (we live in the Mississippi District,) Alberta street festival, Last Thursday, ate breakfast at the Tin Shed, Kenton Farmer’s market, Sauvie Island and went to the beach and picked flowers at Pumpkin Patch and bought the best strawberries I’ve ever had at Kruger’s farm. OMSI to see the Mummy exhibit, MFNW, the Japanese Gardens. Not to mention Cannon Beach to Haystack Rock where we will be going back for our 1 year anniversary in October.

    Wow! I hadn’t realized. Thanks Portland!!

  19. Michelle Kroll September 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    This sounds like an excellent show. Would love to be there!

  20. Tim Cook September 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    Like so many comments before me I grew up watching Molly Ringwald. I had such a huge crush on her too. If I win I would take my wife and since Molly is married I think it all should be ok and not creepy or anything.

  21. Susan Carlton September 17, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    I just moved to Portland from Connecticut. I would love to see this show.

  22. Jody September 17, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    It’d be a hoot and a hollar to see Molly after all these years. The Brat Pack are a legend and Molly was the best of the pack!

  23. Amy September 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Me me me me! Me me me me! Me me me me! Me me me me! Me me me me! Me me me me! Me me me me!

  24. Tim September 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    I have heard that she can really sing but I have not heard her. Sounds like it might be a nice
    evening out for the spousal unit and myself.
    Tickets for us?

  25. Nicole September 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    oh hell yes!

  26. Rachael September 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    I love her!!! I looked up to her in pretty in pink! I would love to see her :)

  27. Lisa September 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    I would love to win tics to see Molly!

  28. Sadie September 19, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    Oh, my goodness! I so wanted to be her:) I even had short red hair in high school and wore one funky earring and kimonos and prairie skirts! Would love to see her sing!

  29. Russell September 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    “There’s something about Molly”

    I would enjoy taking my wife to listen to some great jazz, and with the added bonus of having Molly sing!

  30. Marty Anderson September 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    Isn’t she pretty in pink….

  31. NaTasha September 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    She has always been a class act.

  32. Derek Wilson September 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    She shure is purdy. I wood like to see her in lawngeray. Then I wawnt to see her nekkid on my bed. I look jus like Ducky. Weed mayke a good cuple.

  33. Joe September 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    The Breakfast Club!!

  34. Paula Johnson September 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    I am an 80’s girl and have seen all of Molly’s movies and of course, 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink & Breakfast Club are a few of my all-time FAVS. I raised my daughter on these “classics” and I’m tickled pink that Molly is still out there performing; in her own special and classy way. My daughter is now grown and living in Portland (I am in Grants Pass) and I would love to receive these tickets so we could have a Mother / Daughter Date.

  35. Ragnar September 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    So epic!

  36. Shelly A September 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    “I can’t believe I gave my panties to a geek.” Oh please pick me :)

  37. Kat September 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    It would be fun to see her now as she was an icon for a generation, or at least, someone we aspired to be

  38. Bridget September 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Would love to see her!

  39. Beth September 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    I love Molly Ringwald! I’m a fan of all the John Hughes movies and people tell me I look like her (just because I have red hair, cuz I don’t actually look like her). I’d love to have a chance to hear her sing!

  40. Aaron September 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Because it’s Molly-friggin’-Ringwald!

  41. Allie September 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    Saw her perform on Broadway in NYC years ago. Would love to see her again here!

  42. Summer September 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I’m dying over here! I’m a huge Molly fan and have been since I knew of her in the ’80’s as a love scorn child myself. I blame John Hughes for my love life and I am still waiting for my Jake Ryan… Her book is amazing and I would be in complete adoration for free tickets!!

  43. madison September 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm #


  44. Kelly September 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    As long as my wife isn’t too jealous…

  45. Scott Worthington September 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    I know I would look pretty in pink, pick me

  46. Jimbo September 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Molly Ringwald was a real inspiration growing up. Now, that we’re all fully grown. It would be such a treat to see her in person and listen to her sing.

  47. Michele September 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I love live Jazz and I’m sure Molly puts on an amazing show… but mostly I’d have to take my husband and thank her for starting his lifelong redhead addiction!

  48. Cory Shird September 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Pretty in RED!!!!!!!

  49. Carly September 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Whoa, I would LOVE to go to this!!! :)

  50. anne September 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    my BF has been in love with her since 16 candles!

  51. Kamela September 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    I loved her as an actress, and I had no idea what she’s been up to lately. I’d love to hear her sing and check out what’s progressed in her life. I can’t imagine how great she would be to see in person.

    Thank you for the chance to see her up close and personal! lol

  52. Kathrin September 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    I love her! Pick me!

  53. Jae Ann Atwood September 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    I saw her in “Sweet Charity” a few years ago. I’d love to see her again.

  54. Toby September 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    WOULD LOVE to see this show and would REALLY be happy if you picked me, THANKS PDX pipeline.

  55. Dana Wales September 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    Molly Ringwald wow she can sing even better I wanna go could I?

  56. Destry Brown September 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Sweet what a great date night!

  57. kelli September 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    This would be such a sweet mother daughter date night. We both love sixteen candles.

  58. Shawn September 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Molly was my idol growing up. What could be better than your idol singing soulful jazz? Would love to go!

  59. panda September 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    “i’m not gonna ride by your house on my bike anymore”

  60. Melissa Cook September 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    I would love to see her perform! And I would love to write about it on my blog :)

  61. Shelley A. September 20, 2013 at 1:17 am #

    Can’t say no to Jazz.

  62. Lynn Sargent September 20, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    I like Molly and would love to see her perform in Portland!

  63. Christopher S. September 20, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    It would be amazing to take my wife to go see her in Portland (but I would drive to Salem too)!!! It would be awesome to surprise her… She is a HUGE fan.

  64. Erin September 20, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Duh. Who doesn’t love Molly Ringwald?!?!

  65. Nik Northway September 20, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Sixteen Candles is my all time favorite movie. I would love to see Molly Ringwald in the flesh!

  66. Ryan September 20, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    i’d like to take my girlfriend so i can finally see her “O” face.

  67. Lisa September 20, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    MOLLY oh MOLLY. Love your stuff. You should pick me since we are both red heads and gingers stick together!

  68. Bjoern September 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I’m ready

  69. Jennifer September 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Childhood icon grows up and stunningly. How could I not go?

  70. Ane September 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    She wrote a book too, I want to read it. I would love to see her sing. I feel like we grew up together. But she is way more commercially successful!

  71. mark42 September 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm #


  72. maya September 20, 2013 at 9:53 pm #


  73. Scott Pierce September 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    Because I could score points with my wife

  74. Kelli September 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    I was never allowed to watch Molly Ringwald growing up. Mom said she was too provocative. Maybe if I won tickets she finally learn better.

  75. Paulette Mixon-weller September 22, 2013 at 1:23 am #

    I love Molly Ringwald. It would be amazing to see her now!

  76. Gina September 22, 2013 at 4:38 am #

    OMG. Molly Ringwald, Please!

  77. Allison Sauer September 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm #


  78. Shaun September 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Jazz is the best and Molly’s voice is beautiful!

  79. Christina September 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    I would absolutely LOVE to see Molly live! I grew up watching her in her movies and and a jazz musician so it would make for an absolutely perfect date night!

  80. Sarah C September 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    Because 1. Molly Ringwald. And 2. Jazz. What’s not to love?!

  81. Kerrin September 25, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    I absolutely love the brat pack movies, Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles are movies we grew up with!
    I love to see that she is preforming live, there is such energy and soul sharing that happens on stage. Love jazz music too!
    I am a single mom and don’t get out much because of that and I just don’t have the extra money laying around to treat myself to things like this, so to win these tickets would be such a great break for this momma to get out!

  82. Paul Laak September 26, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    I would love to go!

  83. Glenn September 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    This would make a great date night for my wife and I!

  84. Mary September 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    My sister has always thought she resembles Molly Ringwald. This was never less true as now.

  85. Danielle September 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm #


  86. Autumn Burton September 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    I would love to take my mother in law. She has been having a rough time with having other in laws visiting and I would love to take her for a night on the town! We have a shared love of Molly and would have such a great time!

  87. Barbara Richardson September 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    This would be amazing to attend!

  88. Jake docker September 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm #


    I’d love to see her

  89. Cory September 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm #


  90. Brad September 26, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    My wife would love to see her. And if the wife is happy, everybody is happy!

  91. Charlie Y. September 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    O.K., so I’m thinking, ‘Another has-been actor looking to resurrect their career by choosing a completely obscure entertainment venue and exploiting it with a nostalgic fan base.’ (Quite a thought, eh?).

    Then I YouTube’d her performing ‘The Very Thought of You’ and, holy schnikees and knock me over with a feather, this woman has the chops of a wonderful, classic jazz singer. Not only am I now a true believer, but I hold out hope that, at some point in a very distant future, a large portion of the general public will think of Molly as an outstanding singer who just happened to have a noteworthy acting career in her early years.

  92. Scott September 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  93. Jdubbsta September 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    “Argyle sweater, tan trousers, red shoes…. No he’s not retarded!”. I would very much love to take a crush from high school to this musical for some much-needed entertainment and a break from the children. We both have children, we have been talking through Facebook, I mentioned this concert and Molly Ringwald and I think this would be the closer… Please and thank you.

  94. Laurie September 27, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    Hey…I could sure use the free tickets and I would like to go!

  95. Annamieka Davidson September 27, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    Yes yes yes! I’d be delighted and thank my lucky stars to get to see this show. And my hot date would be so cute all dressed up. We are winking your way! We’d love to go!

  96. Jessica F September 27, 2013 at 1:29 am #

    Red head crooning. Yes please.

  97. Tracie September 27, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    I need a night in the big city.

  98. d@Ve September 27, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    my girl needs a night in the big city: she heads back to orofino, idaho in a week…for the winter! ever been there? ever even heard of it? thought not. help her make it through by giving her an amazeballs send-off!

  99. Lisa C. September 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Although a little before my time I still know her and would love to see the show!

  100. Toby September 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    This sounds amazing, I would love a night out on the town.

  101. sunchicka September 28, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    I’d love to hear someone new!

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