That’s a Wrap for LTYM DC 2016…

by Kate on May 11, 2016

It’s never easy to describe a Listen to Your Mother show… It’s so much more than a performance. It’s an experience, and truly, words could never do it justice. So much easier to share a piece of that experience through pictures!

It started with an empty stage…

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…and the cast’s pre-show excitement and anticipation…

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…and the audience’s pre-show excitement and anticipation!

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Speaking of those pre-show hours…2015 cast member, Ashley Fuchs made sure this year’s cast looked particularly gorgeous on stage. HUGE thanks to Ashley for offering to help us all with professional stage makeup!

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We should also take a minute to thank sponsor, Liz Smith – Stella & Dot Independent Stylist. Liz offered her styling services to the cast, and let us raid her jewelry box (more like many, many boxes…) for some special show bling!

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Then suddenly, it was time to take the stage…

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No joke – those 90 minutes feel like 20. Because just as suddenly, Prince was singing Purple Rain and it was time to leave the stage.

In all of the pre-show hustle and bustle, we completely forgot to take a cast picture! So we ran outside for a quick shot of everyone before going to greet family and friends.

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If only those 20 minutes after the show were more like 90… There could never be enough hugs, laughter, tears, congratulations and love.

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All images are from Julie Lowery of Julie Lowery Photography. We can’t thank her enough for volunteering her time as our official show photographer!

We are so proud of this year’s cast and the incredibly brave and beautiful stories they shared. It’s hard to believe it’s over. And we can’t WAIT for the 2017 show…

Stay tuned for our curtain call in July when the videos launch!

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Every year, we brag about how the Listen to Your Mother DC show was so incredibly fantastic. And this year was no exception.

“Phenomenal” doesn’t even begin to describe what took place on stage… There were stories unlike anything we’ve ever featured before. There was a line out the door for onsite ticket sales. (Perhaps the result of baseball and soccer games being rained out? We’ll take it!) There has been no end to the continuing e-mails and Facebook messages about how people were entertained and moved and amused and inspired to look at the stranger beside them and think, “I wonder what your story is.”

If you weren’t able to be there, here’s a quick glimpse…

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All of the images above were taken by our fabulous show photographer, Julie Lowery of Julie Lowery Photography.

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We can’t thank her enough for volunteering her time and talent as our official show photographer! More eye candy to come…

We’d also like to give a final THANK YOU to our fabulous 2016 sponsors who made our show possible with their generous financial contributions:

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And finally, we want to give a standing ovation to this year’s local cause, My Sister’s Place. Each year, we donate a percentage of ticket proceeds to a local non-profit organization that supports women, children and families. My Sister’s Place is DC’s oldest domestic violence shelter, and the work they do saves lives. Their enthusiasm for Listen to Your Mother has taken ours to an entirely new level – and we look forward to our continuing partnership!

 

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Check back next week for more details on Sunday’s performance. And happy Mother’s Day DC!

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Ready for the Show?

April 28, 2016

We are! And we can’t wait to see you there. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, do it now! After sitting in the audience of the Baltimore show last week, we can honestly say that attending a Listen to Your Mother production is unlike anything you have ever experienced. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll carry the stories you hear with you long after the show. Now that we’ve agreed that you CANNOT miss this… Here are show day details for a quick reference: The 2016 DC show will be held at the Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington, VA 20036. If you are driving to the theater, remember that they have FREE parking. The entrance to the parking garage is on Kent Street. Here is a picture: And of course, if you are taking the metro, The Rosslyn stop (Blue/Orange Line) is just a couple of blocks from the theater! Planning to buy your […]

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Our Official Show Photographer: Julie Lowery

April 28, 2016

Listen to Your Mother DC is thrilled to announce our official photographer for the 2016 show! Julie Lowery is a wedding, event and portrait photographer serving the Northern Virginia and DC metro area. With a background in television production and editing, she’s always had an interest in images and the stories behind them. Julie loves capturing her clients’ natural beauty and creating memories for loved ones to share. She has a special talent for capturing a client’s true self and has been complimented repeatedly for her emotionally impactful images. We CAN’T WAIT to see what she does for the May 1st show! To see more of Julie’s work, visit her website: www.julieloweryphotos.com by

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Sponsor Spotlight: Tom Dolan Swim School

April 27, 2016

This year, LTYM DC is beyond thrilled to have the support of U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, Tom Dolan and the Tom Dolan Swim School. Providing a state of the art purpose-built swim school facility and system that teaches swimmers — from 3 months all the way up to adults — solid fundamentals that are essential for water-safety, recreational and competitive swimming. The Tom Dolan Swim School’s main goal, as highlighted in the tag line ‘Swim Thru Life’, is to provide their customers with water-safety education, self-esteem and confidence in the water — safety skills and life lessons that will stay with your kids forever. It is never too late for you or your children to learn the essential life skill of swimming. Being safe and confident in the water is an important skill for everyone! Here are some of their most popular offerings: Weekday Morning Waterbabies Classes: Waterbabies I – For babies age 3 months to 1 ½ […]

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