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How You Can Meet Y&R Star Melody Thomas Scott

The Y&R actress is giving her time to help a theater named after Lucille Ball.

melody thomas scott plays nikki newman on young and the restless.Melody Thomas Scott.

Melody Thomas Scott is a well-known admirer of I Love Lucy and Lucille Ball. Now, The Young and the Restless star is combining her love of the legendary comedienne and hosting skills for a very special evening.

Melody Thomas Scott: Loves I Love Lucy

Scott is traveling to Jamestown, New York, for a pair of benefits both on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, from 7:30 PM to 9 PM and 9:30 PM to 11 PM, which will help raise funds for a special place. “I’ve admired Lucille Ball my entire life and am so looking forward to raising money for the Lucille Ball Little Theatre,” Scott said in a statement.

“It’s a great opportunity to both support the arts and honor Lucy, a legendary Jamestown native who’s kept the world laughing for more than 70 years,” Scott adds. “I always enjoy spending time with my fans who have been so loyal to me and ‘Nikki’ all these years.”

“An opportunity like this has never happened before for Little Theatre,” said Holly Weston, board president of the Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown. “A veteran television actress who has been part of our daytime TV viewing lives for decades has reached out to us and offered to come to Jamestown and present a show and a reception — all at her own expense and with all proceeds benefitting the Lucille Ball Little Theatre.

“At a time when so many nonprofits are struggling with the financial aftereffects of the pandemic, we have Melody to help us through it, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” added Weston.

Always Young and Restless

The first event on Tuesday, August 15, is called “Always Young & Restless:  An Evening with Melody Thomas Scott” and starts at 7:30 for 90 minutes. It’s going to be at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre, 18 E. Second Street in Jamestown. The ticket price is $45. 

That’s when Scott will take the stage and reflect on her career as she shares personal photos and video clips of some of her most memorable Hollywood moments while interacting with the audience and answering their questions. Autographed copies of her memoir, Always Young and Restless: My Life On and Off America’s #1 Daytime Drama, will be available in the lobby before the event, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the theatre.

A more personal opportunity, “The VIP Experience with Melody Thomas Scott,” is also being offered and will take place the same evening from 9:30 PM to 11 PM The ticket price for this event is $150 and includes a ticket to the earlier show as well as a ticket to a special gala reception in Melody’s honor (from 9:30-11 p.m.)

Meeting Melody Thomas Scott

This second event is limited to 65 tickets. After enjoying premium seating at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre, these 65 ticket holders will meet Scott one-on-one at a reception for photos and autographs. A silent auction featuring several pieces of unique memorabilia donated by Scott–including a script from The Young and the Restless signed by several cast members and an iconic wardrobe item worn by her on the daytime drama–will also be part of the gala. Champagne and desserts will be served.

Theatre capacity is 400. Tickets to both events are now on sale exclusively at and will be held for pick up at the theatre box office the evening of the show.

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