I have my own set of daytime drama plot guidelines:
1.) If a person dies via an accident, say a plane crash, and the body is not found, it’s very likely that actor will return to the show, with a stunning story of miraculous survival.
2.) If a man and a woman spend only one night making love, the woman will become pregnant.
3.) If a couple wants to have children and sleep together every night, the woman will never get pregnant.
You probably have yours, too, and you can test them out Aug. 12, when Seminole Casino Coconut Creek hosts The Young and the Restless Soap Opera Festival. The Young and the Restless debuted in 1973 and is currently the highest-rated daytime drama on American television. It also was recently renewed for three years. (My soap, “All My Children,” was canceled in 2011 after 43 years.)
The 75-minute show at Coconut Creek will feature actors Amelia Heinle (“Victoria Newman,” pictured), Christian Le Blanc (“Michael Baldwin”), Kristoff St. John (“Neil Winters”) and Tracey E. Bregman (“Lauren Fenmore Baldwin”) in a Q&A session.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. show, on August 12, are $30-$50 via Ticketmaster.com. The Pavilion box office will also open at 1 p.m. on the day of the show for on-site ticket purchases and will call pickup.
The casino is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 St., Coconut Creek.