80’s Redux

Society For The Performing Arts 17th Annual Luncheon

By Jennifer Roosth
Photography by Priscilla Dickson

The Scene: The scene was feel good support for the arts crossed with 80’s nostalgia as former screen teen Molly Ringwald spoke to a crowd of the Society for the Performing Arts supporters at 17th annual SPA luncheon. The Pretty in Pink actress spoke of her experiences being an actress, writer, jazz singer, wife and mother. After a robust question and answer session about her life experiences and insight, Molly received a standing ovation from the enamored crowd. Molly also signed copies of her most recent book, When It Happens to You.

The Vibe: The luncheon took place on the Jones Hall Stage, which was transformed into a beautiful event venue by the talented Rebekah Johnson of Bergner and Johnson. Guests also enjoyed a delicious menu complete with miniature cupcakes, created by the incomparable Jackson Hicks of Jackson & Co.

The Cause: The 17th annual Society for the Performing Arts luncheon was a smashing success, raising over $180,000 for SPA’s Education and Outreach Program, which serves more than 120,000 children and adolescents in the greater Houston area annually. It was a family affair.  Dynamic husband and wife duo Melissa and Michael Mithoff were chairs while the Ann Sakowitz Advocate Award was presented to longtime SPA board member, Ginni Mithoff, Michael Mithoff’s mother, whose devotion to the performing arts and SPA is legendary.


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