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!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Former Guiding Light Cast Members Launch 9 After 7 Productions

No, I have not forgotten about my blog, it is just that I have been extremely busy helping to design the website for 9 After 7 Productions which will go live at 12:00 AM Eastern May 1, 2010. 9 After 7 Productions is a new company founded by Guiding Light favorites Beth Chamberlin, Fiona Hutchison, Tina Sloan, Ron Raines and Grant Alexsander. It has been in the works since September when Guiding Light went dark. Billed as "A New kind of Light," the group plans to be able to produce programming for the long time soap opera fans. Its first production is entitled "La Lumiere." Presales for a special limited edition of the film on DVD will begin at midnigt tonight. Visit A New Kind Of Light. or 9 After 7 Productions.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekend Wrap up

Laura Bell Bundy's makes her country album debut with Akin' & Shakin'. The album was released this past Tuesday and is also available through iTunes. WalMart is selling the CD for $10.00 in stores and online. If you like country music you will enjoy this album.

Cythnia Watros who won over fans as Guiding Light's Annie Dutton will make her House debut this week as Dr. Wilson's ex-wife, and current flame. Rumor is that we will see more of Watros on House this season.

Unfortunately Ron Raines has to cancel his appearance in Omaha this weekend due to illness. He released an official statement on his home page.  The good news is that he is on his way to a full recovery and he tells me he is on his way back. Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes and showed concern after he made his announcement.

Tina Sloan will be going around the country on a book tour after the release of her book, Changing Shoes in mid-September.  Pre-orders are now being taken via According to Tina's Sunday morning tweet she will be sharing her tour schedule soon.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tom Pelphrey to Appear on Stage in Pittsburgh May 29th

Forer Guidling Light star Tom Pelphrey brings his one act play reading to Pittsburgh on May 29, 2010 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Tom asks that those planning to attend order their tickets in advance.  After the performance Tom will be taking time to sign autographs and pose for photos.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Raines, Newman and Dicopoulos to Appear in Pittsburgh May 16

For the second time this year several Guiding Light alumni will be visiting Pittsburgh in support of the Young Women's Breast Cancer Foundation.  Back on March 27 Ron Raines, Frank Dicopoulos, Jerry Vern Dorn and ATWT's actress Terri Colombino greeted fans at the Shower With the Soap Stars event at the LeMont on Mt. Washington. Fun was had by all as fans got to meet some of their favorite daytime stars. Many took the opportunity to say good-bye to the GL actors for the first time.

Raines and Dicopoulos will be joined by another fan favorite Robert Newman for the 5th Annual Spring Fashion Show for the same organization. Newman and Raines are scheduled to perform at the event which includes a meet and greet as well as lunch, the fashion show and performances by the Pittsburgh CLO.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ron Raines Heads to Omaha for So In Love With Broadway April 16 and 18

Ron Raines and Emily Loesser help Omaha fall in love all over again

by Warren Francke

If you’re not already “So in Love with Broadway,” the Opera Omaha concert with that title could be your match made in heaven.

It’s not just that award-winning vocalists will sing great show tunes. We often get to hear good voices in local and visiting musicals.
Read the full article here.

Ron Raines and Emily Loesser

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ron Raines Cast in Titanic the Musical

Ron Raines has been cast in a production of Titanic the Musical at The Muny Theater in St. Louis July 5-11. Fans in the St. Louis will have not one but two chances to see him perform on stage this summer because Raines will be in the St. Louis Opera production of A Little Night Music in June! For more details please visit Ron Raines Online.

Laura Bell Bundy to Release Country Album

Former Guiding Light actress Laura Bell Bundy will be releasing her Country Album Achin' and Shakin'.
Pre–order Achin’ and Shakin’ NOW at iTunes for only $7.99 and get an exclusive dance remix of “Giddy On Up” – Available only with iTunes Pre–Orders!

Visit her official web site to see the video for the first single from the album and to pre-order from iTunes Store!

Paul Anthony Stewart to Appear on Stage

Julie Reiber, who has performed the role of Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, will play Cathy opposite the Jamie of Paul Anthony Stewart in the Berkshire Theatre Festival's upcoming production of Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years.
Click here for more details from Playbill.