It’s A Wrap, LTYM Burbank!

by Stephanie on May 20, 2017


The SOLD OUT 2017 Listen To Your Mother Burbank show was a resounding success, and the power of the stories told on the Colony stage continues to reverberate throughout our community. Our cast, a beautiful blend of seasoned performers and those who’ve never set foot in front of a microphone, brought the Burbank audience on an unforgettable emotional journey while helping to raise more than $3000 for Burbank’s Family Service Agency. Laurie Bleick, Director of FSA, was the last to speak at the May 2nd event, and the incredibly touching story of her challenging childhood left not a dry eye in the house. As Burbank Unified School Board President Steve Ferguson said, “Now everyone knows where the gunpowder in her canon comes from!” Indeed, the work that Laurie and her team at Family Service Agency do every day is all about stories, and we are hopeful that our efforts to raise money and awareness for this important cause will help more of the stories they hear have happy endings.

A heartfelt thank you to our brave and brilliant cast and to our generous sponsors ALISA CUNNINGHAM, SMOOTH AESTHETICS MEDICAL WELLNESS SPA, COLOR IMAGES COPY AND PRINT, SUSY SHEARER PHOTOGRAPHY, and D’ARGENZIO WINE BAR. Listen to Your Mother was an exceptional gift to the Burbank Community and Taia Perry and I were grateful to have played a part in the 2016 and 2017 productions. Check out our post-production story in The Burbank Leader!

It’s a wrap!

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The Listen To Your Mother: Burbank cast hit the stage at the Colony Theatre for rehearsal Tuesday night and their stories came alive with a power and poignancy that promise a most memorable evening. The show, slated for Tuesday, May 2 at 7pm is SOLD OUT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR SHOW AND FSA! With proceeds benefiting Burbank’s Family Service Agency, guests are guaranteed a night of exceptional entertainment while making a difference in the work of this important organization. The LTYM: Burbank team and cast is most grateful to Alisa Cunningham, Smooth Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Spa, Color Images Copy and Print, D’Argenzio Winery, and Susy Shearer Photography for their generous support.

Check out what & the LA TIMES has to say about our SOLD OUT show! 


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Spotlight on Local Megaphone Sponsor Alisa Cunningham

April 17, 2017

Listen to Your Mother is all about stories. Our Local Megaphone Sponsor, Alisa Cunningham, has her own story about how she came to work in Real Estate and it all comes back to her mother. After several miscarriages, Jeanne Cunningham made the decision to adopt a child. She and her husband, Leo, were living in an apartment in Vancouver, BC when the adoption agency told them that they would need a house before they could bring home a baby. Leo wasn’t 100% sold on the idea of adoption, but Jeanne secretly squirreled away the money for a down payment on a house. Once they were able to buy that first home, they adopted their first daughter, Andrea. Several years later, the family lost their home through eminent domain as the Trans-Canada Highway cut through Vancouver. But Jeanne was determined to raise her children in a house and she was plotting the adoption of […]

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March 8, 2017

We were honored to hear 41 brilliant, touching, beautiful stories through the audition process and are grateful to everyone who shared their words and hearts with us last month. The 13 stories that we’re bringing to the stage on May 2nd are powerful and poignant. They’ll make you laugh and make you glad you brought tissues (bring tissues.) TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! This show is expected to SELL OUT, so get yours TODAY! Congrats to the cast of #LTYM #Burbank 2017! (Check out their bios here) Katsy Chappell Megan Dolan  Julayne Elle Jules Ford Ruth Davidson-Guerra Vicki Juditz Roe Leone Kerry Nadal Joanna Peresie Analucia Prather Margot Rose Jennifer Seifert Marlena Skrabak See you at the show! by

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Want to AUDITION for the 2017 Listen To Your Mother Burbank Show? We’d love to hear what you want to share!

January 25, 2017

Please make sure to read and understand these details before you schedule your audition of your true motherhood story: 1. IMPORTANT: Each piece must fall be no more than 5 minutes when read aloud. This is approximately 2 pages, but will vary widely depending on format, content, and speaking style. PLEASE PRACTICE BEFORE YOUR AUDITION and edit appropriately to achieve the desired time. (Note: we cannot emphasize how important the time of your essay is. It’s okay if it’s a little over five minutes, but if it’s way over then your chances of being selected for the show will likely decrease. Also, please note that all essays are subject to light editing, for time or other reasons if eventually selected for our show.) Do not memorize your essay. This is a show of readings. We WANT you to read it! 2. The main theme of your piece must have something to do with […]

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