Thursday, July 30, 2009

EVENT: Pittsburgh Says "So Long, Springfield"

"So Long, Springfield" will be a daylong farewell in Pittsburgh to the beloved and longest running television show of all time, GUIDING LIGHT. While adoring fans are tearful that the longest running show in history has been cancelled, the LIGHT is not completely extinguished. Due to air it’s final episode in mid-September, the show won’t go dark without appropriate fanfare—very much due this beloved soap opera and it’s cherished characters.

"So Long, Springfield” is a once in a lifetime event, featuring ten of GUIDING LIGHT's most popular stars. Fans will enjoy memorable, up-close-and-personal time with the stars, and have a last opportunity to say goodbye and send good wishes to the real people that portray the characters they’ve come to know and love.

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* KIM ZIMMER (Reva Shayne)
* ROBERT NEWMAN (Josh Lewis)
* GINA TOGNONI (Dinah Marler)
* JEFF BRANSON (Shayne Lewis)
* GRANT ALEKSANDER (Phillip Spaulding)
* RON RAINES (Alan Spaulding)
* BRADLEY COLE (Jeffrey O’Neill)
* JORDAN CLARKE (Billy Lewis)

WHEN: Saturday, October 24th
* 1:00 – 5:00 PM Participants will attend an insightful and moving question & answer session, learn behind the scenes secrets from a Guiding Light director and meet, greet and pose for photos with the stars. Several lucky fans will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to act out actual scenes from real Guiding Light scripts with the stars themselves!
* 4:00 – 8:00 PM Vendor tables open
* 7:00 – 10:00 PM The evening festivities are designed to be a special, musical farewell, where several of the actors will perform vocal numbers, and share memories from their years on The Guiding Light with their loyal fans. A light strolling dinner will begin the evening.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport

COST: Daytime Only or Evening Only $75.00 or Stay for the Day $140.00

HOW to REGISTER: Click here and follow prompts for secure purchase by major credit card. You may also call 1-866-364-0330. Tickets will not be issued—please bring picture ID and computer confirmation to receive wristband for admittance on the day of the event.

A portion of the proceeds from “So Long, Springfield” will be donated to The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.


  1. That's around an hr away from my house (same length drive as I do to get to work) so I'm really thinking about going.

  2. I forgot to mention that I'm 25 and I have memory of watching since I was 8 yrs old...summer '92 blackout and fall pregnant Bridget in the attic with Nadine/Billy storyline.

  3. Oh man, probably less than an hour for me. I may have to bite the $75 bullet and get a ticket!

  4. I can remember when Guiding was on for 15 minutes! At 12:30 was Search for Tomorrow then at 12:45 was Guiding Light. What great memories! Hate to see it gone. Wish I could attend but will be out of town that day. Drats!!

  5. Ronald; that's a riot! when was it 15 minutes? i don't think i remember. i'm sad that pitts. was sold out by the time i knew about the event, but I heard a rumor that they're adding more dates/locations, so i keep checking the site to see!!!!