Welcome to #LTYM 2017!

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We celebrated Mother’s Day weekend — the final Mother’s Day weekend for the Listen To Your Mother national project — with shows in Madison, Pittsburgh, North Jersey, Rochester, San Antonio, San Francisco Bay Area, and Spokane! Grateful thanks to our national sponsors #BlogHer17 and Luvs!

On Friday night, LTYM: Pittsburgh kicked off Mom’s Day weekend with their THIRD and final show. Way to go, Jennifer Hicks and Stephanie Jankowski!!

Photo: @momma_mission

Cheers to LTYM: Pittsburgh 2017!! Photo: @momma_mission

“What an amazing show last night! I rode the wave of emotions and loved every second! Thank you for sharing this special gift!!!” –Heather M. Rayburg-Smith

 

LTYM: North Jersey stole the SHOWS — two sold out shows to be exact! — in their FOURTH Listen To Your Mother season. Standing ovations to Sandy Rustin Fleischer, Deborah Goldstein, & Brooke Lefferts as they plan to continue on with Listen To Your Mother shows for future seasons!

Photo: Brooke Lefferts

Standing O for the 2017 cast, and the lovely dir/producer trio Brooke, Deborah, & Sandy! Photo: Brooke Lefferts

“Some laughter, some tears, perfection!” –Natalie Fisher

 

LTYM: San Antonio delighted listeners at their 2nd and final show on Saturday, thanks to director/producer Jill Robbins.

Photo: Wine and Lavender

LTYM San Antonio 2017 takes a bow! Photo: Wine and Lavender

“Spending Mother’s Day hearing my Mom tell her story at LTYM in San Antonio… This show changed the way I feel about my own stories and my confidence to tell them when I was in the NWA cast four years ago. I’m smiling through tears at what’s possible for my mom after this.” — Sarah Martin Hood

 

LTYM: San Francisco Bay Area presented an incredible SIXTH and final show, featuring Emcee A’Driane Nieves — CONGRATS to dir/producers Janine Kovac, Tarja Parssinen, and assistant Mary Hill!

Photo: Ian Tuttle

The 2017 LTYM San Francisco Bay Area  just before showtime! Photo: Ian Tuttle

“What a perfect weekend to celebrate story! Women’s stories, motherhood stories. You think you know them, but there are so many to tell and they all deserve to be heard. It was a beautiful but bittersweet evening listening to the final Listen to Your Mother in San Francisco. I am in awe again at what these women brought forward. A fantastic night!” — Meghen Kurtzig

 

Continue reading for highlights from LTYM: Rochester, St. Louis, Spokane, and the GRAND FINALE for Listen To Your Mother: Madison!

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ELEVEN more Listen To Your Mother shows hit the stage this past week and weekend! A ROUND OF APPLAUSE for Baton RougeBurbank, Chicago, DC, Kansas City, Milwaukee, New York CityProvidence, Raleigh-DurhamTwin Cities, & Southwest Michigan! 

LTYM: Burbank — led by director/producers Suzanne Weerts and Taia Perry-Kretzin in their second and final season — kicked off the week with a SOLD OUT SHOW and helped raise approximately $3000 for their local charity, Family Service Agency!

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STANDING OVATION for the Listen To Your Mother Burbank 2017 cast! Photo: Susy Shearer Photography

 

In their impressive FIFTH and final year, LTYM: Providence gave motherhood a microphone thanks to dir/producers Brianne DeRosa, Kirsten DiChiappari, and Chelley Martinka.

photo: @tqote

photos: @tqote

 

With ANOTHER SOLD OUT SHOW, LTYM: Twin Cities celebrated their FIFTH season with plans to continue the LTYM stories beyond 2017! Congrats on your huge success, Galit Breen & Vikki Reich!

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“…every single year I learn the same lesson — we are bettered when we listen to each other. This was truly a magical night to remember.” – Galit Breen, Twin Cities co-dir/producer

 

Last Friday night in LTYM: Raleigh-DurhamKeanne Hoeg and Marty Long raised the curtain for a FIFTH and final season!

Marty & Keanne, photo: @convertiblelife

The fearless leaders of #LTYM #RDU, Marty & Keanne, photo: @convertiblelife

“Marty & KeAnne did it again. They pulled together another collection of individual stories that, in sum, flowed more like chapters of a cherished book… It is always enlightening to come together under one roof, hear these stories from all walks of life, and understand that we are all more alike than we are different.” — Martie Sirois

 

Continue reading for LTYM NYC, Baton Rouge, Chicago, DC, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Southwest Michigan 2017 show moments…

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What are your favorite things about Motherhood? #ShareTheLuv for a chance to win a $50 AmEx gift card (from national sponsor Luvs!)

May 5, 2017

Our LTYM director/producers work tirelessly to get their shows up and running by Mother’s Day. Like parents everywhere, they give generously of their time and energy, so we asked them what they might like to receive for Mother’s Day. They also shared their thoughts on their favorite things about motherhood. Share yours in the comments for a chance to win a $50 AmEx gift card from our national sponsor Luvs! We’ll pick a winner at random from the comments next Friday 5/12. Luvs knows that parenting can be difficult and expensive, so diapering shouldn’t be–and they’re offering coupon savings at the end of this post. One of the best parts of being a mom is watching my children discover the world around them, learning what they think about it and who they are. — Elise Raimi, Spokane co-producer   My favorite part about being a mom is looking at my children and witnessing how […]

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LTYM 2017 Opening Weekend A Smashing Success!

May 1, 2017

NINE cities — La Crosse, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boulder, Charleston, Lehigh Valley, Metro Detroit, & Oklahoma City — brought Listen To Your Mother to the stage this past weekend to officially open the 2017 season! They made it happen! Friday night was LTYM: La Crosse‘s second and final Listen To Your Mother Show… “Best compliment from my mama tonight ‘You walk out on that stage and it’s like you’ve been doing it 25 years.’ I don’t know what’s next, but I know this was so right.” – Jess Witkins   LTYM: Atlanta took to the stage Saturday for a dazzling FOURTH and final season of LTYM storytelling — HUGE thanks and love to dir/producers Jana Anthoine and Miranda Wicker!   LTYM: Austin presented a flawless and spectacular SEVENTH and final season… “Tonight was such an amazing experience. I got to be on stage with a group of women who shared their hearts, love, and laughter with […]

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It’s Time To Raise The Curtain For Listen To Your Mother 2017!

April 28, 2017

It’s time! Our hearts are filled with gratitude as we raise curtains on stages across the country for 2017, our 8th season — and — final season of the Listen To Your Mother national project. LTYM: La Crosse is our first city to launch our 2017 shows TONIGHT 4/28! Tomorrow 4/29 we cheer on Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boulder, & Charleston. Taking the stage Sunday 4/30 we’ll celebrate Lehigh Valley, Metro Detroit, and OKC! GET YOUR #LTYM TICKETS NOW: find a show near you! Many special thanks to our national sponsors #BlogHer17 & Luvs! All Listen To Your Mother shows donate a minimum of 10% of ticket sales to local non-profit organizations — check out our Local Causes for 2017. Follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram as we go to the shows. Use #LTYM — share with us so we can find you — we hope to see you there!

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