An Intimate Evening with Helen Reddy
October 1, 2012
Best known as a recording artist, Helen Reddy had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the United States. She was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three number one hits in the same year. In television, Helen was the first Australian to host her own one hour weekly primetime variety show on an American network, along with several specials that were seen in over forty countries.
Her best-selling memoir The Woman I Am, reveals that at the height of her career, Helen’s world was shattered by the death of both her parents and, simultaneously, the news that she had a rare and incurable disease. A riveting, frank, and ultimately brave memoir, she recounts the emotional highs and lows that have shaped her life as an artist and as a complex woman, with a rich inner life sustained by a strong spiritual faith.
Helen retired from live performance in 2002 and practiced as a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker in her native Australia for ten years. But after singing a duet with her sister at her sister’s birthday party, Helen decided to come out of retirement in July 2012 and return to the stage where, in addition to some of her hits, she now treats audiences to songs from her vast catalog she had never before performed live.