Hey Disney & ABC, thanks for making this set visit possible!
They’re not just for grandmas, OK? As a matter of fact, I used to be a soap watcher when I was young, pregnant, and a stay at home mom. Then I became a single mom and soaps kind of fell by the wayside.
The great thing about soaps, is that no matter how long ago you quit watching, you still know what’s going on when you pick it back up. Things change but they always stay the same kind of thing, you know?
My soaps didn’t include General Hospital, but visiting the set of General Hospital to celebrate their 55th anniversary made me want to start watching. Thankfully, On Demand TV is a real thing in this day and age so I no longer have to utilize my morning to get involved in someone else’s drama. Of course, the best drama to get into is someone else’s.
I’m not very interested in my own drama. Keep my live drama-free, please and thank you.
I mean, for the most part anyway.
Sometimes things just happen when you’re having lunch with your friend who wants to kill you for taking a bite of her food.
Our group of 24 women and 1 hunk descended upon the world of General Hospital. We saw some spoilery things. We saw some sets you can’t know about yet. And we met some Soap Opera babes including Joshua Swickard who plays Detective Harrison Chase.
We also got to see a song & dance scene from this year’s Nurse’s Ball, but that’s literally all I can tell you about that. I don’t want Sonny to come for me.
The Annual Nurse’s Ball is an actual fundraiser that General Hospital puts on each year.
They raise funds to donate do HIV/AIDS awareness. This year’s Nurse’s Ball airs from Wednesday May 16 through Monday May 21.
“General Hospital”‘s annual Nurses Ball, this year sponsored by Olay, returns on WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, and airs through MONDAY MAY 21. Founded in 1994 by Port Charles resident Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring), the Nurses Ball is one of fictional Port Charles’ most glamorous charity events, dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness and research. This year, celebrity guest appearances include “The Chew”‘s Carla Hall and “The Bachelor”‘s Nick Viall. In her debut performance, Hall takes on an infamous role decades in the making; while Viall joins Aurora media maven Nina Clay (Michelle Stafford) on the red carpet, as they welcome viewers into what promises to be a memorable night. From Sam McCall’s (Kelly Monaco) stunning arrival to Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) unwavering support and Jason Morgan’s (Steve Burton) tireless search for answers, as well as never-before-seen musical performances and a surprise proposal, the Nurses Ball promises to be this year’s can’t-miss event.
After talking to Executive Producer, Frank Valentini who could easily be a Soap Opera star himself, I’m completely, um…intrigued. Yeah, that. I don’t watch much TV, but I’d love something consistent to watch while I fold the endless piles of laundry that go along with having a family of 5.
If the eye candy isn’t enough for you, the suspense and drama just might be. Take it from Amiyrah & Tania who are big fans!
“General Hospital” celebrated its 55th anniversary on April 1, 2018. It is both the longest-running American soap opera currently in production and the longest-running scripted television drama currently in production. “General Hospital” has won the prestigious Emmy® Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama a record 13 times. “General Hospital” was created by Frank and Doris Hursley. Frank Valentini is the executive producer. “General Hospital” airs weekdays on The ABC Television Network.