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35 May 16th, 2017 GH Nurses Ball 2017: The Greatest Hits, The Hottest Numbers!

Daytime Emmy winner for Outstanding Drama Series, General Hospital, is getting ready to air its annual Nurses’ Ball episodes. It all kicks-0ff next Monday on the May 22nd episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Extra’s Mario Lopez, will make a guest appearance during the “ball” episodes reporting from the gala’s red carpet! Will he get the names right of the citizens of Port Charles and whom will be on the arm of whom when they make their entrance?

This year the Nurses Ball will feature musical numbers honoring the late George Michael, and David Bowie. As well music by Billy Joel will also be on the docket.

Who will perform these numbers on stage?  Share your thoughts below.  But first, after the jump, watch the latest promo for “The Ball is Back!”

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  1. James R. Poissant says:

    I can’t wait. This is a favorite time of year for me on GH. I remember the ball in 2001 when tee shirts and little pins could be ordered. I got 2 sets because my partner I had at the time had wanted one. He loved the Nurses’ Ball too.

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  2. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I hope its not the same old male striptease and Lucy loosing her clothes whatever…put on a good variety show…dont know how writers…check out youtube…soaps here and abroad done variety moments in their shows that are good and entertaining…Days done them-wand were the best…Coronation Street old eps done them….i will wait and judge when i watch Monday!!!…please include Dr.O doing Greta Garbo…Corries Rita done in back in the 70s-she was good!!!…still it should had been a live show with fans calling in making donations and bidding on show props like Tracy’s portraits and that daggar Helena gave Alexis ect.,…show might had raise some money for a worthy cause!!!

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    Shay replied

    Dr. O. and Helena should do a duet….Constance Towers is a trained opera singer and we already know that Kathleen Gati can deliver a blockbuster performance regardless of musical genre!

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  3. Rhonda says:

    I can’t wait! But please, ABC, repeat the airing at midnight because another Trump shit storm is surely going to hit the fan.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Amen, Rhonda!

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  4. su0000 says:

    The past 3-4 years the Nurses Balls were disappointing.
    They were were cute but nothing special..

    The past 4 Nurses Balls reminded me of School Plays, a High School production of song and dance.

    The writers, producer, directors really need to step up their productions, up into the 21st century entertainment.

    The balls have been Cutesy and it’s always fun to see the actors showing off their talents, but whoa the balls are on the lame side of entertainment.
    Perhaps this ball will be better ..Looking forward to the ball..

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    su0000 replied

    0ooooh oh !!

    Jake will bring out the Death Canister out at the
    nurses Ball as a magic trick…

    Y&R..

    Nell is going to need a kidney=== most likely from Michael..

    It is all to obvious, sigh ..

    Need new writers for both Y&R and GH…

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    Celia replied

    Jske will make Helena appear from his magic box, with a snake’s ‘tail’ swinging under her ballgown. Surprise!!

    su0000 replied

    hey there you are! hi Celia!

    That would be entertaining and fun- a real laugh ..
    I have not had a laugh not even a chuckle in years while watching GH (( that in itself is sad :(

    good idea! LOL

    Celia replied

    How right you are, su!! You are usually right on the mark.

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Helen will go all Hocus Pocus and the witch will sing,’I put a spell on you…and now you are mine!’…She will hypnotize the crowd who will try to kill each other-lol

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Helena-sigh!

    Celia replied

    Oh, Jimmy…you never fail to entertain me with your visuals. And the song? How a’ propos!!

  5. Suz tm says:

    Just not interested in this. Lucy should not be involved and get rid of the male dancers, very tacky. Years ago it was great, not so much anymore

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    Steve replied

    Lucy Coe is to the nurse’s ball what Steve Hardy was to General Hospital. As the founder of the ball, she’s earned the right to be there until her dying breath.

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    Shay replied

    “Earned the right?” How? By stripping down to her undies every time, which gets more and more ludicrous with the passing years? Um, no thanks! I would much rather see the funds allocated for Lucy’s tired act to be directed to legacy character appearances by those who actually have performing talent like Rick Springfield…as himself, Noah or Eli Love!…or Jack Wagner, who despite that former Frisco fiasco on the 50th anniversary event, really should come back to Port Charles for at least a quick drop-in to visit Maxie and maybe even meet his granddaughter, Georgie!

    Celia replied

    Love, love, love Lucy!!

    rose replied

    Steve…I’m with you on Lucy. And Robin showing up. Lucy might not be to everyones taste, or all of the acts. But if it wasn’t for her energy, and Sabrina, the Nurses Ball wouldn’t have been resurrected. Must admit I liked it better when “talent” was more homegrown, or at least had a history with GH, instead of importing others like Mario Lopez (nothing against him personally). But it is shaping up that Jake and his magic act may provide some “drama” to the Ball this year.

  6. dmr says:

    I love the Nurse’s Ball. I remember it way back in the day, during its heyday, when there was no expense spared (in the ’90′s). I just hope this year’s is not focused on that stupid scarecrow and chimera storyline that Monotone Sam, and Emotionless Jason, Elizabeth, Franco, and Jake are involved in. It’s SO boring and stupid. Let the kid do his magic tricks and move on to the next act!

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    rebecca1 replied

    Anna, Alex, Robert, Helena, Valentin are involved in the chimera story, as well. I can’t yet see how they all connect to it but it’s holding my interest…I guess we all assume Jake’s magic tricks will result in something strange or catastrophic. I’m into it! LOL…as far as GH “out-there” stories go. But you’re not the only one not into it. With all these stories, there doesn’t seem to be one consensus. Can’t be too easy for the writers to keep coming up with daily new happenings that work for all the people all the time. I’m actually curious to find out what it’s all about. Will it pay off? Fifty-fifty shot. I do think thought that it’s a perfect spot for Jake to do his magic. Now if he could make AJ appear I’d be happy!

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    dmr replied

    I love AJ, too-Sean Kanan, not that short, wimpy, Billy Warlock-UGH! Seriously, I didn’t mind Sonny putting him on a meat hook, lol. I love Sean Kanan, though, and TPTB seriously screwed up his return.

    Shay replied

    @dmr…I hear you on AJ…and Sean Kanan, too!…But seriously, the character in the form of this particular actor will probably never again appear on GH…or at least as long as the present regime is in charge. You see, not only did AJ leave Port Charles on an extremely sour note, but our Sean committed the cardinal sin of repeatedly appearing on the Fox News network to intelligently discuss politics and eventually endorse a certain presidential candidate, who um, how shall I put this???? Well, HE won! Need I say more? (Check it out on YouTube if you don’t believe me!) I’m also surmising that at least a few other favorite ex-leading legacy males won’t be making any future guest shots on GH for their similar political proclivities, and no, I shall not name names.

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  7. Allen Saint James says:

    Long Live George Michael
    I can’t wait to see who pays tribute
    TO him! The main reason I’m watching this year’s ball episodes

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  8. Jamesj75 says:

    What I always amusing (in a ridiculous sort of way) is that there are typically no more than about 20 people in the audience, sitting at no more than 6 tables. And it’s supposed to be this massive fundraiser…

    As others have noted, yes, the male striptease is pretty stale and lame.

    On a related note, as much as I love Lucy — hmmm, wouldn’t make a great name for a sitcom — is she still going to end up in her underwear in her 70s?

    I am not a fan of lip synching…

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    Steve replied

    Too bad they couldn’t think of a creative way to fill the tables? A contest for viewers, maybe?

    The striptease is stale. As long as Lynn Herring looks as great as she does, keep it up. Eventually, TPTB will bring on Serena, who can take over for her mother.

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    rebecca1 replied

    It didn’t used to be like that Jamesj75. Budget cuts…sigh. Used to be a full house with most of our characters. A few years ago it was just a few tables with fillers and extras…barely a recognizable face! Last year at least they paid to have the actual cast at the tables! Let’s see who they come up with this year. Hoping it’s not Richard Simmons….

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    Patrick replied

    “someone” POSTED ???? last year the year before… the BEST idea ; yet

    @GH fill that ballroom with FANS… loud festive hollah all the time partay

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    su0000 replied

    hi Jamesj75 ..

    Yes! About the ”striptease”
    If they are going to do that then they should do it right or not at all.
    Never do anything halfway–
    They either strip or not, if not its just silly nonesense and not a stripease..

    You are right– I’ve said it too.. the Ball is rather ”lame” a high school stage show performance. LOL

    but– still fun to see the actors strutting their talents. I like that.
    hey! this year the ball might be spectacular ! ((bawaahaa)
    it’s nonetheless something different to see and that is good thing!

    – Celia has a great plan for Helena, above… :) if only huh,,

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    Celia replied

    Hi, James,
    I have one wish……to have Lucy Coe’ s body when I’ m seventy. LOL.
    And, for my husband to have Sonny’s stamina. I want my husband to take what Sonny’s taking.
    WOW…one after the other ‘interludes’! DOUBLE LOL.
    Later, my friend.

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  9. Debra m says:

    I am so looking forward to the Nurses Ball,at the same time worried the show will be again interupted with Trumps latest charade. Hope somehow ABC will be able to show the full shows later at night because somehow I have this feeling the show will be interrupted next week with whatever Trump. I always look forward to the Nures’s Ball every year!

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  10. gh'er says:

    It’s time to move on from Magic Milo or seriously change that routine.
    It’s the same thing, just different color …..pants.

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    Celia replied

    Magic Milo? The Incredible Hulk? All he needs is green paint. Ugh!!
    I like Shay’s idea. Real-honest-to-goodness entertainment by real entertainers, with a splash of witchcraft, as su0000 suggests. Yeah!!

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    Shay replied

    Hey, CeeCeeGirl…I think both Helena and Dr. O. could provide all the “magic” and “witchcraft” necessary! They would make for a dynamic—and diabolical—duo!

    Celia replied

    @Shay.
    Hiyah, Shaybelle.
    Wouldn’t a duet with Liesl and Helena be perfectly imperfect ( pardon the oxymoron)?????
    Oh, yeah…bats, gargoyles and inverted crosses floating around their heads. LOL.
    Sorry, for not answering sooner, Shay…..for some reason I am not receiving ‘soap’ emails in my inbox. So, it’s hit or miss. I apologize in advance if I miss some of your replies, amica cara.

    Shay replied

    Not at all, CeeCeeGirl! As if we don’t already miss each other enough when our posts are “disappeared!” LOL….But, yes, an Helena and Liesl a deux performance would be a match made in h#!!…..utterly devilish, not to mention a real meeting of the minds….and immense innate talent, to boot!

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