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It’s Show Time!

by Greta on May 5, 2017

In just two days, 13 Kansas City area locals will take the stage in Lawrence KS to perform their stories of motherhood in the very last Listen To Your Mother: Kansas City show. They’ll finish off the series of shows, following the casts from 2013, 2014, and 2016, with tales of heartache and humor, the joys and pains, the ups and downs of motherhood. Some of them are not mothers, some of them took a very long time to become mothers, some are deep in the throes of young motherhood, and some are watching their children grow and become parents themselves.

They’ve worked hard to overcome fears of public speaking and fears of telling their most personal truths, and they’re ready to leave it all on the stage Sunday afternoon.

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This will be the finale show in the Kansas City area, and the stories will not be uploaded to YouTube, so we hope you’ll join us to celebrate these 13 people, and mothers everywhere, this weekend.

Photo credit Dawn Swanger Photography

Photo credit Dawn Swanger Photography

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Meet Our Charity Partner: Meals on Wheels

by kathleenf on May 4, 2017

Lawrence Meals on Wheels mission has always been to provide food service for the aged, convalescent and/or disabled residing in Lawrence, Kansas, regardless of race, color or creed, in order to remain independent in their own homes as long as possible. It has always been their goal to provide services to eligible clients regardless of their ability to pay.

Lawrence Meals on Wheels provides hot nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and/or disabled, residing in Lawrence, who have a special dietary need and/or are unable to prepare their own meals. They are the only program in Lawrence that can provide specialized diets such as diabetic, low fat, renal etc. They are also the only program that serves those under 60 year of age. Their clients currently range in age from 35 – 100.

Lawrence Meals on Wheels helps their clients to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes as long as possible. They not only deliver meals which are vital to the health of their clients, but also are a daily point of contact and socialization for those that might otherwise not have one. Their drivers are not only delivering meals but are checking to make sure the client is okay every day. For some clients, drivers are the only social contact they receive.

The goal of Lawrence Meals onWheels has always been to never turn anyone away regardless of their ability to pay. Since starting in March, 1970, they have remained true to their mission and goals.

They receive funding from a variety of sources, including grants and donations from foundations, civic and church organizations, businesses, individuals and various fundraisers, and clients are only asked to pay what they can afford – the average amount between $1.50-2.50.

As a project, to date, LTYM has raised over $113,000 dollars for our causes, and we look forward to adding thousands more dollars to that total this season. 10% of ticket proceeds and any donations for this show will go towards Meals on Wheels Lawrence.

We are proud to support their cause.

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Meet Our Sponsor: Meadowlark Music Together

May 2, 2017

Meadowlark Music Together offers educational fun for families with little ones in Lawrence, Kansas and surrounding communities. Music Together is an internationally recognized music program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, we’ve always been pioneers in the field of early childhood music with truly innovative, high-quality music education and outreach programs that redefine what musical means. We’re research-based, so we know our stuff and we’re good at what we do. But we’re also down to earth, accessible, and all about having a good time. It’s a balance that makes us both serious and fun. What can we say? We’re serious about having fun! At Music Together, we understand the importance of music in early childhood—from birth, in fact. Because the truth is, most people are born with enough music aptitude to play in a symphony orchestra when they are adults, if […]

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2017 Cast Spotlight: Kathleen Fisher and Greta Funk

April 29, 2017

You’ve now met almost everyone in our 2017 Listen To Your Mother: Kansas City cast, and I hope you’re as excited as we are to see the show on May 7th! Don’t forget to get your tickets….you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll nod in solidarity. You will not regret bringing your best girl friends, your mothers, your grandmothers, your sisters, your nieces* (all of the women in your life, and what the heck, bring the men folk, too), and celebrating Mothers Day a week early. Now, we’d like to re-introduce ourselves. See you on May 7th! *Please note, we consider the show PG-13 for a small amount of language and tough subjects. Kathleen Fisher (producer) How did you discover LTYM?  I had been hearing about LTYM from writers I follow on Facebook where it was more prevalent on the East coast than anywhere around me. In 2013 there was a tiny blurb in the […]

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2017 Cast Spotlight: Shannon Kennedy, David Ruis Fisher, and Sarah Withee

April 28, 2017

Here are three more cast members that you must get to know before you come to Liberty Hall on May 7th and hear them read their stories. Shannon Kennedy How did you discover LTYM? I discovered LTYM in 2016 when my friend Annette Billings tried out and pushed me to also audition.  I had not heard of it before but quickly fell in love with the idea of TED Talks for Moms and so decided to casually write something.  I auditioned and didn’t get picked.  I wasn’t upset by it but enjoyed watching my friend perform.  Fast forward to 2017 and here I am…. What is the craziest thing you remember saying to your children?  There are so many things that I never thought I would ever say but the one thing I seem to say A LOT is “We pee in the house, not the backyard.” What is a perk of being a mom?  […]

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