Soap Opera Mania(SM) on Tour Set to Stop in 39 North American Cities!

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Feb. 2 /CNW/ -- Soap opera stars are waving
goodbye to Genoa City, saying so long to Salem, and leaving Llanview behind to
embark on Soap Opera Mania on tour, a dynamic, highly interactive weekend fan
event coming to 39 North American cities in 2009, culminating with Soap
Cruise(R)-The Third Voyage in January 2010! Presented by Celebrity Events
Group, Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly, fans will spend five hours
with eight to twelve of daytime's most popular actors in each city who will
mix and mingle, answer questions, sign autographs, pose for pictures and act
out scenes with audience members. Tour headliners Cameron Mathison (Ryan
Lavery, All My Children, and Dancing with the Stars - Season Five celebrity
contestant), Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless)
and James Scott (E.J. Wells, Days of our Lives) will be joined by Alicia
Minshew, Jacob Young, Ricky Paull Goldin, Darnell Williams and Vincent
Irizarry (All My Children), John-Paul Lavoisier and John Brotherton (One Life
to Live), Natalia Livingston, Greg Vaughan, Bradford Anderson and Laura Wright
(General Hospital), Don Diamont, Daniel Goddard and Michelle Stafford (The
Young and the Restless), Brandon Beemer, Winsor Harmon, Ronn Moss and Lesli
Kay (The Bold and the Beautiful), Murray Bartlett and Kim Zimmer (Guiding
Light), Austin Peck, Julie Pinson and Michael Park (As the World Turns) and
Jay Johnson and Nadia Bjorlin (Days of Our Lives) and others. There will be
workshops with soap directors, behind-the-scenes secrets, and complimentary
programs with signed photos of each actor for all guests. The first 300 fans
to register in each city will get personalized, autographed headshots of each
actor appearing live. Attendees can register to win television studio tours
and one of 20 trips for two on Soap Cruise(R)-The Third Voyage, a dream
vacation where soap fans interact with over 16 soap superstars. Celebrity
Events Group (CEG) in Farmington Hills, Michigan is an industry leader with 20
years experience creating spectacular, interactive events bringing the biggest
celebrities and audiences everywhere close together. Tickets are $100 in
advance and $125 at the door. To preregister for Soap Opera Mania on tour and
for additional information, go to or call 1-866-364-0330.
Tour dates:

    Macon, Georgia-February 7
    Savannah, Georgia-February 8
    Cleveland, Ohio-February 21
    Columbus, Ohio-February 22
    Memphis, Tennessee- March 7
    Jackson, Tennessee-March 8
    Shreveport, Louisiana-March 28
    Jackson, Mississippi-March 29
    New Orleans, Louisiana - April 18
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana - April 19
    Raleigh, North Carolina - April 25
    Greensboro/Winston-Salem - April 26
    Montgomery, Alabama - May 16
    Huntsville, Alabama - May 17

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- June 20
    Scranton, Pennsylvania- June 21
    Toronto, Ontario - June 27
    Niagara Falls, Ontario - June 28
    Chicago, Illinois - July 11
    Indianapolis, Indiana- July 12
    Grand Rapids, Michigan- July 25
    Traverse City, Michigan- July 26
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina- August 8
    Columbia, South Carolina- August 9
    Calgary, Alberta- August 22
    Edmonton, Alberta- August 23
    Lake Charles, Louisiana-September 12
    Houston, Texas- September 13

    Ottawa, Ontario- October 3
    Montreal, Quebec- October 4
    Bangor, Maine - October 17
    Portland, Maine -October 18
    Boston, Massachusetts- November 7
    Hartford, Connecticut- November 8
    Jacksonville, Florida- November 14
    Tallahassee, Florida- November 15
    Corpus Christi, Texas- December 5
    San Antonio, Texas - December 6
    (*)Detroit, Michigan - date to be determined

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For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Krieger-Cohen, +1-248-788-1744,, for Celebrity Events Group Web Site:

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