'A Tribute to Pine Valley' with Cameron Mathison, Walt Willey

January 10, 2012 9:04:34 AM PST
''All My Children'' cast members will reunite at Chicago's Rosemont Theatre for a fan event this weekend.

"A Tribute to Pine Valley," www.atributetopinevalley.com, will visit Chicago's Rosemont Theatre on Sunday, January 15.

The unique fan tribute event dedicated to ABC's most successful soap opera All My Children will be in Chicago for one night only. Mirroring last month's wildly entertaining events in the tri-state area, fans can expect up close and personal interaction with their favorite stars, audience interaction, lively question and answer sessions, behind the scenes stories and secrets, trivia, photos and autograph signings. Each event concludes with a highly emotional walk down memory lane where fans relive moments of joy, sorrow, tragedy and triumph from 41 years of the beloved soap.

Participating All My Children cast members include: Walt Willey (Jackson), Cameron Mathison (Ryan), Vincent Irizarry (David), Darnell Williams (Jesse), Alicia Minshew (Kendall) and Jacob Young (JR).

Tickets are $35-$125 and can be purchased at the Rosemont Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster retail centers, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans who upgrade purchased tickets for $125 at www.atributetopinevalley.com/chicago.asp can attend the autograph/photo session to meet and take pictures with the stars of All My Children.

"All My Children fans have such a special place in their hearts for these actors, as if they have become members of their families," says Michael Gold, president of CEG. "'A Tribute To Pine Valley' gives fans a unique opportunity to get to know the actors and hear their stories in an intimate setting."

Created by Agnes Nixon, All My Children premiered on January 5, 1970. Home of some of daytime's most shocking and ground-breaking storylines, All My Children's signature brand of humor, satire and social consciousness affected Americans' lives and influenced national discourse about tough topics including AIDS, abortion, substance abuse, racial bias, war and organ donation.

Follow "A Tribute to Pine Valley" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TributeToPineValley or Twitter: @PineValleyTrib.

About CEG

Celebrity Events Group (CEG) is an industry leader with 20 years of experience creating spectacular, interactive events uniting the biggest celebrities and their fans. CEG is the producer of Soap Cruise?, So Long Springfield (A Farewell to Guiding Light) and Soap Star Spectacular.

For tickets and additional information, register at www.ATributeToPineValley.com.

About Cameron Mathison:

Virtually a household name among aficionados of daytime soap operas, actor Cameron Mathison jetted to fame via his portrayal of Ryan Lavery on All My Children. The role actually represented Mathison's first significant break when he signed for it in early 1989; he subsequently left the series but returned (and thus extended the portrayal) in 2003. In addition to multi-season hosting duties on the SoapNet channel's reality program I Wanna Be a Soap Star and guest appearances on such prime-time series as CSI, The Drew Carey Show, and JAG, Mathison gave his recognition an added boost when he signed with ABC as one of the celebrity dancers on the fifth season of its reality program Dancing with the Stars. On that show, Mathison performed opposite professionally trained dancer Edyta Sliwinska