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, July 30, 2010

Stay Tuned

Coming up: News on the So Long Springfield at Sea Cruise with 12 of the Guiding Light cast members brought to you by Celebrity Events Group. 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tickets for Changing Shoes in Cincinnati On Sale

Monday, October 18, 2010
Jarson-Kaplan Theater

Tina Sloan, best known for her 26-year role as nurse Lillian Raines on Procter & Gamble's CBS daytime drama Guiding Light, shares her personal journey in the Cincinnati debut of her one-woman show, Changing Shoes. Alternately hilarious and deeply moving, Changing Shoes is the story of a television star who suddenly faces the greatest challenge of her career -- getting older.

Spanning more than 40 years of her life, Changing Shoes begins when Tina has a chance encounter with an old pair of shoes. The shoes launch her on a journey through her past, from sexy starlet to leading lady to daytime matriarch, ultimately forcing her to confront the question: 'What do I have to do to stay in the game?' As one of the characters in the play tells her: 'Always wear your own shoes, otherwise your feet won’t know where to take you'.

Order Tickets Here

Monday, July 26, 2010

Michael O'Leary Ready to Set Sail

Michael O'Leary is only one of the actors from Guiding Light that will set sail this coming Saturday, July 31st aboard Carnival Ship Glory for the So Long Springfield event being produced by Celebrity Events Group. The cruise is the culminating event of the So Long Springfield Tour which began last October in Pittsburgh with a two-day sell out with over 1000 fans. The tour later visited Atlanta, Las Vegas and the Mohegan Sun Casino's in Connecticut.
Read the Soap Opera Digest Interview with Michael O'Leary (ex Rick) Here.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Guiding Light Cast Members Prepare to Set Sail

A week from today cast members of Guiding Light will be setting sail in Carnival Ship Glory out of New York City for the final So Long Springfield event.
The event is organized by Celebrity Events Group, the same group that holds the Soap Cruise. Actors participating include: Ron Raines (Alan), Kim Zimmer (Reva), Robert Newman (Josh), Grant Aleksander (Phillip), Tina Sloan (Lillian), Jordan Clarke (Billy) and others.

More to come upon our return!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Robert Newman Shaves Head for Charity and Role in Annie

While in Pittsburgh Ron Raines asked Robert Newman if he was going to shave for his role as Daddy Warbucks in a production of Annie. Newman said he indeed planned to face the razor for the role.
Read Full Article and Watch Video here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tickets go on Sale for Tina Sloan's Changing Shoes performance in Pittsburgh

Tickets for Tina Sloan's (ex Lillian)play Changing Shoes performance in Pittsburgh on October 11. 2010 at the Byham Theater are now on sale.

Monday, October 11, 2010, 7:30 PM
Tickets: $30; $75 VIP Ticket includes autographed copy of Tina Sloan's book "Changing Shoes"

Changing Shoes is a one-woman show, about the beautiful, life changing and sometimes difficult discoveries we make when we least expect them. Tina Sloan, a successful actress, mother, wife and friend has a chance encounter one night with an old pair of shoes, sending her on a journey she never planned to take. Join Tina as she searches for the answers to life’s ultimate questions in the bottom of her closet and finds reasons to celebrate rather than to give up as she ages. Clips of 26 years on Guiding Light and in movies she has done add to the show's humor and sadness.

For more information click here.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Look Back at the 2008 Bauer BBQ: A Guiding Light Tradition

Many Guiding Light fans are feeling a bit lost this week because they are feeling the loss of a tradition, the Bauer BBQ. Here is a look back at one of my favorite July 4 celebrations.


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