Keeping up with the Guiding Light Alumni

This blog will now aim to keep you up-to-date on what is going on with the former GL cast members as they explore new horizons. Many of the stars you loved are involved in new projects, some in the genre, some on stage, while others have ventured on to something completely different! This blog is written and maintained by Tracey and Mike. If you have information you wish to submit for publication please contact one of us and we will consider your request!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hey Everyone,

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. Tracey and I decided to concentrate more on our Blog here, so we will be trying to post a couple times a week.

I want to invite everyone to check out my YouTube Channel. I have archived a lot of Guiding Light on my channel and have them all organized in playlists by year. I am currently posting full episodes from 1995 and I am at the end of May of 1995 as of right now. I try to post a few episodes each week. I post in order and I have pretty much every episode from each year. Here is the link to my channel, I invite everyone to subscribe and enjoy complete episodes  from the classic years of Guiding Light!

http://www.youtube.com/user/bandstandmike

Thursday, December 6, 2012

GL Vets to Join B&B

Exclusive: Guiding Light Vets Reunite on The Bold and the Beautiful
TV Guide
They played young marrieds Christina and Remy Boudreau on Guiding Light, and now Karla Mosley and Lawrence Saint-Victor have both been snapped up by The Bold and the Beautiful. But the casting is mere coinkydink! A rep for the CBS serial tells TV ...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tina Sloan's Happy New Year to Begin Regular Engagement In NYC


HAPPY NEW YEAR is a bold, new feature film about a group of brave veterans who find friendship while fighting to redefine their lives as they struggle to overcome PTS/PTSD.

The film, which amazed audiences and critics at the South by Southwest and Hamptons Int'l Film Festivals, tells the story of a war-torn Marine, Staff Sgt. Cole Lewis, who returns home scarred with mental and physical wounds from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lewis begins to find humanity, compassion and friendship among a group of similarly injured soldiers in the psychiatric ward at a remote veterans hospital-- survivors of World War II, Vietnam, and recent conflicts in the Middle East. As the men become Lewis' new family, Lewis becomes a ray of hope in the ward and together the men begin to heal. But just as their luck starts to change, Lewis faces his fiercest battle yet.

A searing portrait of the human costs of war by breakout writer-director K. Lorrel Manning and starring Michael Cuomo as Lewis, Happy New Year began as a sold-out Off-Broadway play and short film, inspired by more than 80 hours of personal interviews and countless hours of research the filmmakers completed with veterans, their families, and V.A. caregivers.

The film begins its regular engagement in New York at the Quad Cinemas on Friday, December 7, 2012.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED by: K. Lorrel Manning

STARRING: Michael Cuomo, J.D. Williams, Monique Gabriela Curnen

CO-STARRING: Jose Yenque, David Fonteno, Wilmer Calderon, Will Rogers, Noah Mills, Tina Sloan, Alan Dale, Seth Barrish, John Leighton, Frank Harts

PRODUCERS: Michael Cuomo, K. Lorrel Manning, Karl Jacob, Victoria Hay, Tom Stein,

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Iain Smith, Whitney Arcaro, Terrence Gray

CO-Producer: Ian Moore

Director of Photography: Soopum Sohn
Editor: William Miller
Production Designer: Katherine Rusch
Costume Designer: Tiffany Jordan
Composer: Paul Brill
Music Supervisor: Joe Rudge
Casting: Adrienne Stern
Military Advisor/Associate Producer: Joseph Harrell
Associate Military Advisor: Mike Scotti
Line Producer: Tracey Utley
Makeup Artist: Stephanie Wise
Stills Photographer: Nina Berman

Production Company: One Light Left, LLC
— with Joe Cecchini and 28 others in New York, NY.

DVD Featuring Ron Raines Available

Stretch Productions has a limited number of DVD's featuring Ron Raines (ex Alan) from a 2009 Christmas production at a church in Texas. The following is the information I received:

"I have a few DVDs left from 'Shiloh Terrace' with guest star Ron Raines (from 'Guiding Light' on CBS) from 2009, & singer Keron Jackson from 2011. I can go almost half-price on these. (15.00 USA; 20.00 international - inc. s/h) I am trying to clear out some stock on older Christmas & school shows! Message me for paypal instructions. (Mail ONLY - no pick-ups!)
Ron Raines from the CBS daytime drama "The Guiding Light" - special guest - Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church - JOY - 2009

Directed by Donnie Stribble & Claud Smith III; DVDs produced by Stretch Productions; email Stretch@swbell.net for paypal info"

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ron Raines On How GL Prepared Him for NEWSIES

Ron Raines On How Guiding Light Prepared Him For Newsies and Why He Still ...
TheaterMania.com
Ron Raines On How Guiding Light Prepared Him For Newsies and Why He Still Loves Follies. The former soap star dishes on why he loves being a bad guy on Broadway. By Brian Scott Lipton · Google+ Profile for Brian Scott Lipton • Oct 24, 2012 • New York .

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ron Raines and Kelli O'Hara in Essential Voices Release

Broadway veterans Kelli O'Hara -- currently starring on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It -- and Ron Raines -- who is about to begin performances in Broadway's Newsies -- will be featured on the new CD, Celebrating the American Spirit, due out on October 23.
The disc is performed by Essential Voices USA and conducted by Judith Clurman. The centerpiece is Sing Out, Mr. President, a song cycle of sixteen newly commissioned compositions set to quotations by American presidents from Washington to Obama that showcases American composers Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, Robert Beaser, Jason Robert Brown, Thomas Cabaniss, Jake Heggie, Larry Hochman, Michael Gilbertson, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Andrew Lippa, David Ludwig, Paul Moravec, Nico Muhly, Georgia Stitt, Zachary Wadsworth, and Jesse Wiener.
The CD also features new and newly arranged works by composers and writers such as Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Sheldon Harnick, Jennifer Higdon, Larry Hochman, Laurie Hochman, David Ludwig, Stephen Paulus, Marc Shaiman, and John Philip Sousa.
Pre-orders for the disc are now being taken at www.sonoluminus.com .