Jamestown, NY - Melody Thomas Scott, who stars as “Nikki Newman” in The Young and The Restless, will be spending her Memorial Day Weekend holiday in the hometown of her idol, Lucille Ball!
The founding board member of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in Jamestown, New York, will be highlighting the weekend-long festivities by starring in three very special events on Sunday, May 25.
That morning Melody will welcome guests to a brunch in the beautiful Tropicana Room, a recreation of Ricky Ricardo’s nightclub from the most famous sitcom in TV history, “I Love Lucy”. Melody will share stories and answer questions about her own career and how she came to love The Queen of Comedy. Each guest will receive a personally autographed picture of Melody. This limited admission event is sponsored by Roberto’s Restaurant.
Sunday night Melody will host the Lucy-Desi Fans Talent Show & Costume Contest. She will welcome the audience to the beautifully restored theatre where a young Lucille Ball watched vaudeville and movies - and was inspired to go into show business. Fans gathered from across the land will take the stage to prove their “unexpected” talents and showcase their original costumes inspired by classic moments from their - and Melody’s! - all-time favorite comedy show. Costume contest winners will receive prizes courtesy of The Franklin Mint.
Following the Talent Show & Costume Contest, the Grand Finale Wrap Party will be on the stage of the theatre, where fans will mix and mingle with Melody and the other festival VIPs, while enjoying live music, wine tasting courtesy of Johnson Estate Winery, and a wonderful dessert buffet.
For a Festival booklet or to order tickets, call (716) 484-0800 (toll-free: 1-877-LUCY-FAN) ext. 203 or visit online at www.lucy-desi.com.