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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September 27 @ Newmark Theatre in Portland
7 p.m. | $27-$35 | All Ages
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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. -Richmond.com