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Megaphone Sponsor: Midtown Direct Rep

by deborah on March 26, 2015


Announcing the return of Midtown Direct Rep as a Megaphone Sponsor for Listen to Your Mother: North Jersey! 

Founded in June 2010, Midtown Direct Rep is a more than 100-member repertory theater company in residence at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). Named for the New Jersey transit line on which local residents commute, Midtown Direct Rep is composed of accomplished theater artists and seasoned Broadway veterans who call Maplewood/South Orange their home.

old-typewriter-keys-1MDR celebrates the uniquely large amount of Broadway theatre professionals living in the Maplewood & South Orange community by working with these highly accomplished artists to develop and present theatre – both new works and old favorites – relevant to our community. MDR is devoted to sharing the talent of our neighbors with our neighbors.

Listen To Your Mother: North Jersey and MDR share the same mission to support local talent and bring our community together through the arts. We are so pleased to be able partner in this way again this year!

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by deborah on February 27, 2015


Announcing LTYM North Jersey Cast

Often, when you consider having that second child, you wonder if you’ll have enough love in your heart to go around. You may worry that the first child has broken the mold, and no other child could possibly compare.

We producers had concerns about casting our second show after such a powerfully successful event last year. Our first-borns are so very talented, engaging, and special. Could the 2015 cast fill those very big shoes?

Well, we’re here to tell you YES THEY CAN!!

The Listen To Your Mother North Jersey 2015 cast will not be filling any shoes. They will walk in their own shoes on their own path – right into your hearts. We cannot wait for you to experience their stories on May 9th at SOPAC.

We want to thank the many people who shared their stories with us during auditions. The amount of talent in this area is frankly astounding. We truly could have cast multiple shows. Ultimately, we needed to make some difficult decisions, but we are very pleased to present you with our SPECTACULAR 2015 cast.

Please welcome the Listen To Your Mother North Jersey cast of 2015!

Kimberlee Berlin

Amy Byrnes

VC Chickering

Rachael Quinn Egan

Danielle Ferland

Lisa Goldstein

Jan Kaminsky

Beatriz Leon Campbell

Marian Opoku-Dakwa

Tami Steckler

Michele Stein

Jesse Torrey

Judith Wolochow

Keep tuning in as we get to know our cast members better over the coming weeks, and don’t forget to book your tickets HERE for our show on May 9th at 5PM at SOPAC.

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Adding THIRD Audition Day – Sunday February 22

February 12, 2015

WE HAVE ONE WEEK TO GO before we begin the Listen To Your Mother North Jersey Show 2015 Auditions!! So many wonderful local writers have requested time slots that we are opening up a THIRD day of auditions on Sunday, February 22nd from 12:30 to 2:30pm. Here’s a fantastic post about how the LTYM Show selects a cast. The North Jersey team is seeking diverse, distinct, dynamite stories on the subject of motherhood. Whether you ARE a mother or HAVE EVER HAD a mother … if you have something to say about motherhood, we want to hear it! Here are the details about our upcoming auditions. To reserve an audition slot for Thursday, February 19th, Saturday, February 21, or Sunday February 22nd, send an email to with the following information: Write AUDITION in the subject line Full name Email address AND phone number where we can reach you Whether or not you […]

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LTYM North Jersey Partners with Eva’s Village

February 9, 2015

During every Listen To Your Mother show in every city, performers share stories that connect us all to the hilarity and heartbreak and every day experiences of motherhood. Then, the story tellers and audience members leave the performance space to resume life as we know it. But the celebration of motherhood does not end there! Listen To Your Mother is committed to reinforcing that connection long after we have shared our stories. Each Listen To Your Mother show across the country donates 10% of ticket sales to a charity that supports mothers in their own communities. This year, we are pleased to announce that after our performance on May 9th, we will be donating 10% of sales to Eva’s Village Hope Residence for Homeless Mothers and Children. The mission of Eva’s Village is “to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted, and provide free medical and dental care to the poor with respect for the human […]

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January 8, 2015

Last year, LTYM North Jersey was a fantastic success! We donated 10% of our ticket sales to NCJW/Essex County, sold out at SOPAC, promoted local businesses, and celebrated motherhood in the most funny, heart-felt, thought-provoking way. We’re already on track to produce an amazing show in 2015! But we decided that if were going to live up to the success of last year’s show, Sandy and I had better get some help. It is with MUCH excitement that we announce the super talented BROOKE LEFFERTS to the Listen To Your Mother North Jersey production team!!  Brooke Lefferts is a former TV news producer turned writer and editor, news editor for U.S. and World pages and She is a regular contributor to NBC’s and has contributed for Glamour,, Huffington Post, and Salon (just to name a few). She also publishes delicious insights into family life and pop culture on her blog, You […]

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