Our show this past Saturday night still feels like it was a dream. Did that really happen? Was it really that amazing? It’s sort of like your wedding day, where it’s all a bit fuzzy and blurry but you look at the pictures and realize yes, everything really was that beautiful and incredible.
Nashville showed up in a BIG way to support our first local Listen To Your Mother. Our official tally is 567 people in attendance! THAT IS INCREDIBLE!
We couldn’t possibly have had a better cast. These women are now our family, and sharing this experience has been nothing short of magical. That they opened up their hearts, got up on that stage, and did so with an unparalleled amount of poise and grace is something for which we will forever be thankful. THEY are the ones who made this show special. They made it meaningful, and real and honest for everyone who was in that theater on Saturday night.
Thank you to Jo Dee, Marcela, Joy, Tasneem, Tobi, Leisa, J’laine, Liza, Lisa, Jo, and Joanna. You will forever be the original cast of LTYM Nashville…maybe someday we can do a reunion tour on Broadway.
We absolutely could not have pulled this off without the amazing help of both our National and Local sponsors, and want to especially acknowledge and thank Chevy and BlogHer for stepping up as our National supporters this year.
In Nashville, Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital and StagePost media productions were amazing partners as our presenting sponsors and there are no words to thank them for their amazing support! BOHAN Advertising was a huge supporter of ours as well, and we’re so thrilled they immediately stepped up to support this show and make it a reality. Thank you to StyleBlueprint, Moxie Print Market, Kerry Woo Photography, Fido, Salsa Restaurant, and Chaffin’s Barn dinner theater for partnering with us as well for 2014. We love you all and truly appreciate your support!
The best part of having such an amazing turnout for the show was that 10% of all ticket proceeds will go to support Thistle Farms. They were on site selling their hand made beauty products and our audience members were flocking the table! It was so fantastic to see and we’re so proud to be able to support such a wonderful community program.
Thank you to everyone who supported us in this crazy adventure from day 1. Who knew that a year ago when Brigid attended the Chicago show that we’d be RENTING OUT TPAC ourselves and have such a groundswell to this movement right here in our hometown!
The reaction has been breathtaking:
“The show was outstanding. The words that come to mind are Courage, Raw, Real, Hysterical. Love love loved it!!”
“It was brave and brilliant. So glad that I was able to be there and hear all of these amazing women speak.”
“What a fantastic evening to share with these women! Tears of laughter and of joy! I was going to say “Mission Accomplished” but I think the mission has just begun!”
And our personal favorite story is an anecdote of an exchange that took place after the show in the men’s bathroom between two guys:
“How many times did you cry?”
“Dude, me too!”
Thank you, Nashville. It was our honor to be a part of this national movement celebrating Motherhood. We love you and can’t wait to see you next year!
Brigid, Anne & Carrie
All Photos in this post are by Kerry Woo Photography