We’re Back in 2016!

by deborah on November 20, 2015

Last May, thirteen brave and talented women took the stage at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and told their personal stories about motherhood to a rapt audience who laughed and cried – and maybe recognized themselves. There was such high demand in our North Jersey community, we added an extra performance to accommodate everyone who wanted to be a part of the Listen To Your Mother show.LTYM collage 2015

If you didn’t get a chance to see some of the videos of our amazing readers, click here. And just try to watch just one. They’re so addictive, you’ll want to see and share them all. If North Jersey ain’t enough, check out the LTYM YouTube channel with 1500 stories from past shows, available online for your viewing pleasure.

Now we’re back into production for LTYM 2016! North Jersey will be joined by 32 returning cities and 8 brand new cities in the U.S and even Canada. We’re giving motherhood a microphone all over the country!

We will be casting all new readers for our two shows on May 7, 2016.

This will be North Jersey’s THIRD ANNUAL LTYM show at SOPAC. Mark your calendars! Many of our devoted fans say they’ve made the show part of their annual Mother’s Day weekend tradition, and we are thrilled. Stay tuned for details on ticket sales.

Do you have a story to tell? Get writing! Information on auditions for LTYM NJ 2016 will be out soon and you want to be ready.

In the meantime, please follow LTYM national on Facebook and Twitter. Check this space for updates and information on show times, auditions, tickets and more. And thanks for your support!


**Looking to become a sponsor of Listen To Your Mother North Jersey? Email us at lytmnj@gmail.com and we’ll talk about the many opportunities for our local businesses and service providers to take part.

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We have for your listening and viewing entertainment

Listen To Your Mother North Jersey 2015 !!

Like french fries, it’s virtually impossible to stop at one, so we recommend you take a much deserved break for yourself and perhaps a few friends and watch a few at a time – or all of them – or readings from ALL 39 CITIES!!

Here are the 13 North Jersey cast members reading their stories:

You can see more phenomenal readings on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel or select individual cities here:

Albuquerque • Anderson • Atlanta • Austin • Baltimore • Bangor • Baton Rouge • Boston • Boulder • Charleston • Chicago • DC • Evansville • Indianapolis •Lehigh ValleyLittle Rock • Madison • Metro Detroit • Milwaukee • Nashville • Northern Utah • NW Indiana • Oklahoma City • Orange County •PittsburghPlumas County • Portland • Providence • Raleigh-Durham • Rochester •San Francisco • Seattle • Southeast Texas • Southwest Michigan • Spokane • St. Louis • Twin Cities

We are so very grateful to our fantastic Local Sponsors and to our National Sponsors Luvs, and SheKnows Media #BlogHer15 who made this fantastic show possible.

Congratulations LTYM North Jersey Cast of 2015 – and thank you for sharing your stories with us all!!

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