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Spotlight on our Official Show Photographer, Balee Images!

April 19, 2017

In this, our final season of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER CHICAGO, Tracey and I are doing a lot of reminiscing about the past six years. We have so many stories about what’s behind the stories, so many memories that we will carry forever and ever. Like how a reader in our first show nearly didn’t go on stage because she was so scared. Or how the auditioner who seemed to feel like she was the most alone in her situation out of everyone we had ever seen eventually became a cast member and then an activist. Or how, when our lone male cast member in one year told his cohort that no, his girlfriend didn’t know that he was reading the story of their meeting and the ladies simultaneously let out a huge “AWWWWWW!” Or how friendships among the most unlikely pairs have formed and thrived. Or how Tracey and I sit backstage […]

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Cast Spotlight on Jackie Pick

April 17, 2017

Our cast members are complex, intelligent, and witty people. You simply have to hear them to believe us. We asked 4 questions to give you a feel for the innermost workings of their minds, and the variety of answers has been one of the highlights of this year’s process. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! ~~~ 1. If you could meet any person in history (living or dead, real or fictional) who would it be and why? Whoever invented strapless bras, because I would like to register a complaint. 2. Have you ever been on stage before? How do you feel about going on stage for the LTYM show, knowing you’re also reading your own words? I have been on stage many times, but this is very different. I feel exposed, liberated, and empowered reading my own words. This is the first time I will ever get to hear […]

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Naperville Moms Network – Returning Local Sponsor

April 12, 2017

Without local sponsors, the LTYM shows couldn’t go on! We are thrilled that the Naperville Moms Network (NMN) is sponsoring the Chicago show in 2017. Their ongoing support through the years has been monumental. Thank you SO much, Naperville Moms Network! Did you know that the NMN has been bringing moms together in the Naperville area since 2009? For 18 years, mothers of all ages have been connecting via the online and in-person meet-ups and support groups. Need help networking your business? They’ve got you covered.  Wish you could find other moms with kids for a play group while you enjoy your coffee and make new friends? Playdates and Meetups are scheduled quite frequently via their Facebook connection group. Events are coming up in April that may be just what you were looking for! The Seasoned Moms Girls’ Night Out at Tommy Nevins is calling my name, but maybe you’re more inclined towards […]

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One Step Closer…

April 10, 2017

Melisa and I often compare the process of bringing this show to the stage to the entire experience of Motherhood itself. The planning and prepping, the wondering about what our show will look like; who will we cast? What is this year’s connecting thread that ties each piece to each other, however unassuming the theme? We know we will laugh and burst with pride as the stories grow and change. We also know we will feel wistful as the Big Moment of setting the show loose on stage means letting the rest of the world have a piece of something private and special. Feeling bittersweet is a guarantee. Yesterday was the 2017 cast’s final rehearsal. Yesterday was the final rehearsal for any LTYM show Melisa and I will ever put on… Am I crying yet? Yeah. A little bit. Some monumental changes in certain cast members’ lives further increased the intensity of the […]

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Last Day to be an Early Bird!

March 31, 2017

Tracey and I, along with our cast, are getting ready for the big day on Sunday May 7 at 2:00pm! We are extremely excited to bring our sixth show to the stage in Chicago, and hope you’re planning on joining us. If you’ve got the show on your calendar already but have not purchased tickets, today until midnight is the last day to get Early Bird pricing, which is $21 each, including the $2 theatre restoration fee to the Athenaeum. Don’t forget that as always, our show is General Admission. That means that you can buy your tickets today and if you have friends who want to join you later on, you can all still sit together. So, now that you know all that and the clock is ticking away, what are you waiting for? The Early Bird catches the best pricing on tickets… We hope you’ll join us the Sunday before Mother’s […]

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