The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Here!

by Stephanie P. on August 5, 2014

Watch the 2014 LTYM: Charleston show on our YouTube channel.

Thanks to LTYM’s video sponsor CollegeSavingsChillout.com by T. Rowe Price, we have added 400 new videos from the 2014 shows!! Check out EVERYBODY FREAKS OUT– their funny children’s-style book for parents–only five bucks and 100% proceeds benefit Junior Achievement USA.

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Charleston, we did it! (The rest is still unwritten)

by Angie Mizzell on May 13, 2014

Charleston’s inaugural Listen To Your Mother show was a success! But… if I’ve learned anything as a first time director and producer, it was the very important message from National Director Ann Imig and New Cities Mentor Melisa Wells.

The gist of their pep talks was that “show day” would be much like a wedding… with so much hard work and so many emotions converging and washing over the production team and the cast. Melisa and Ann told us to remember to pause, and experience the moments.

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There were SO MANY moments. I love how cast member Brandi Wolfe described it:

While backstage, waiting for my turn, I was soaking it all in. The voices on the other side of the curtain sharing their stories, the roaring laughter and energy of the audience, the love backstage, the historic theater where so many have performed, the church bells ringing right outside…

Footlight Players Theatre was an amazing venue, located in the heart of downtown Charleston. We snapped this cast photo in the courtyard just outside the backstage door.

Front row, left to right: Angela May, Jennifer Buddin, Nicole Seitz, Janet Sheppard Kelleher, Angela Goss Avery, Angie Mizzell, Donloyn LeDuff Gadson, Sean Scapellato, Radia Heyward, Becca Finley. Back row: Jennifer Quattlebaum, Rhonda Devine, Anna Hartman, Saritta Vann, Erin Kienzle, Cindi Carver-Futch, Brandi Wolfe

Front row, left to right: Angela May, Jennifer Buddin, Nicole Seitz, Janet Sheppard Kelleher, Angela Goss Avery, Angie Mizzell, Donloyn LeDuff Gadson, Sean Scapellato, Radia Heyward, Becca Finley. Back row: Jennifer Quattlebaum, Rhonda Devine, Anna Hartman, Saritta Vann, Erin Kienzle, Cindi Carver-Futch, Brandi Wolfe

An added treat: Jana Anthoine and Miranda Wicker, co-producers of Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta, drove down to see the show:

Jana Anthoine, Angie Mizzell and Miranda Wicker

Jana Anthoine, Angie Mizzell and Miranda Wicker

We’d like to thank Listen To Your Mother’s national sponsors, Chevrolet and BlogHer, who have done so much to support this 32-city movement.

Here in Charleston, we couldn’t have performed before packed houses in two back-to-back shows without the support of our generous local sponsors: Children’s Eye Specialists, Jody Mack Photography, Teacups and Trucks, Bonnie Compton, Parent Coach, Grace Salon and Spa, and local authors Andra Watkins and Teresa Bruce.

We extend our deepest gratitude to them, as well as to all of you who bought tickets and supported us in the audience with your laughter, your tears and your applause. 10% of those ticket sales will go directly to Postpartum Support Charleston.

Later this summer we’ll post the videos, so if you missed the show, you can watch each of the Charleston cast members read their true, original stories about motherhood. In the meantime, we leave you with this awesome behind-the-scenes slideshow, made by the amazing Jody Mack. And as the song playing in the background says, “the rest is still unwritten…”

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Charleston, it’s showtime!

May 2, 2014

Charleston’s inaugural Listen To Your Mother show will be held this Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. at Footlight Players Theatre. The 2pm show is sold out but tickets for the 5pm show are still available. Advance tickets are $12 and you can get them here. Tickets are $15 at the door, if available. Meet the Charleston Production Team Meet the Cast And, if you’ve been hearing about this “Listen To Your Mother” thing, and still wondering what it’s all about, check this out. Earlier this week, cast member Erin Kienzle and I talked to Lowcountry Live’s Tessa Spencer about why you don’t want to miss this show.

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Local Sponsor Spotlight: Children’s Eye Specialists

April 28, 2014

My eight-year-old son has been wearing glasses since he was two. He’s farsighted, and he also has a condition called Strabismus. When he focuses on things up close, his weaker eye turns inward. Over the years, he’s worn eye patches and has had two surgeries to manage it. But lately, when he’s not wearing glasses (like at the beach or pool) we’ve noticed he can go long periods of time without his eyes crossing at all. He’s doing great, and we owe a lot of that to Children’s Eye Specialists and Dr. Ronald Teed. Dr. Teed is a pediatric ophalmologist and has cared for my son since the beginning. Children’s Eye Specialists is the first practice in the Lowcountry devoted solely to pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. They offer the most thoughtful and skillful medical and surgical care for all pediatric eye conditions and adult eye muscle disorders. They are the only clinic in the area […]

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Local Sponsor Spotlight: Jody Mack Photography (plus a giveaway!)

April 28, 2014

Listen To Your Mother: Charleston is made possible in part by our wonderful sponsors. Jody Mack is one of our “megaphone sponsors” and our show photographer. Jody is a lifestyle newborn, child and family photographer serving Charleston and Mount Pleasant. As the mom of three young girls, she enjoys capturing candid moments and all that is unique and beautiful about every individual.  She uses a photojournalistic approach to capture the genuine expression and emotional connections of families during the (ever-so-short) newborn through childhood phases of life. To keep a fresh focus on photojournalism, she also “moonlights” for weddings and other events, such as the TEDxCharleston show and the Listen To Your Mother show. As a former ballet instructor, she has provided gorgeous documentary portraits of dancers at the Ballet Academy of Charleston and Dance Moves of Charleston. Jody’s favorite mantra – that holds true in many areas of life – is that “the best […]

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