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Cast Spotlight: April Blackburn

April 18, 2017

April is a warrior. I have admired her from afar for a long time thanks to the magic of social media. Her strength and her courage and her faith inspire and challenge everyone around her, and she will move you with her beautiful words and mighty mother spirit on May 7. Here’s a peek at April: How did you hear about Listen to Your Mother? What made you decide to audition? I’ve had friends in the production every year since it started. This year, I saw a Facebook post about auditions and thought “Nah, I don’t have a good story to tell.” I saw the post again a week later and changed my mind spur-of- the-moment. I got one of the last spots to audition and wrote my piece only 48 hours in advance. I was also 15 minutes late to my audition. They let me in despite my complete lack of preparation. […]

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Cast Spotlight: Sonya Kimbrell

April 14, 2017

Sonya is a force. She came into auditions, sat down and began reading and took our breath away. Her words are perfectly crafted like a masterpiece, so well-written that you just never want them to end. Her story that she is sharing is a difficult one but even through the tears shed you leave it feeling so thankful to have heard it and experienced her telling it. You will be touched by her on show day, and even today in this poignant sneak peek. Here is Sonya: How did you hear about Listen to Your Mother? What made you decide to audition? I heard about Listen to Your Mother two years ago when I saw Facebook posts about acquaintances who were in the show. I am a writer and the personal essay is my favorite form. When did you start writing? Describe your writing style. I started writing when I was just a […]

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Sponsor Spotlight: The Brittany Howard Group

April 13, 2017

Brittiny Howard has lived in the Baton Rouge area for seven years and believes in integrity, hard work, diligence and a commitment to her clients. She grew up in the Tennessee area and began her sales habit at the tender age of twelve, helping her mom sell her home to a friend. Her dad and granddad built a lucrative roofing and brick masonry business and she frequently visited sites, learning about construction. She later took two years of architectural drafting before attending Vanderbilt University. Her years as a court reporter provided her with valuable insight into contracts.  Along with a close friend, she launched a successful furniture refinishing company before becoming a realtor. Brittiny believes in being on the cutting edge of technology in the real estate industry, while still providing her clients with southern charm. In fact, you’ll often hear her southern drawl permeate her speech. Due to her extensive knowledge of construction, she also has a keen eye for building practices. She […]

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Sponsor Spotlight: Baker Printing

April 12, 2017

We are elated to have Baker Printing coming back for a third year as a Megaphone level sponsor! Each year so many people comment about the high quality of the programs and other printed materials. Yes, the quality is fantastic, but the customer service is even better! Baker Printing is a Christian, family-owned business, started by Jack Andrew Bishop and Martha Johnson Bishop in 1963. Under the care of the Bishop family, Baker Printing has grown from a small family company to the thriving business it is today. Three of the Bishop sons, Andy, Ricky and Spencer still the owners and over-see daily operations. Part of the company’s success is due to the brothers’ foresight and ability to adapt to the rapid changes in the printing field, while still maintaining the well known high standard of quality that is synonymous with Baker Printing. Even though Baker Printing is one of the largest, most awarded and prestigious commercial […]

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Cast Spotlight: Angela S. Smith

April 12, 2017

I am super pumped to have this spunky, funny, faith-filled and dynamic woman in the cast this year. Angela came to us after our regular auditions were closed and we knew there was something we were still missing. After reaching out to some contacts to find those we hadn’t yet reached, we held a few additional auditions and Angela was the perfect fit. Her piece is light and fun and relatable, but she is so much more. I immediately felt like I could talk to her for hours and her spirit and joy is intoxicating. You are going to love her, but in the meantime here’s a little peek: How did you hear about Listen to Your Mother? What made you decide to audition? I first heard about LTYM through a friend (Tiffany Dickerson) who performed last year. I still didn’t know much about it or even how the participants were selected. This […]

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