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Meet the LTYM SWMichigan 2016 Cast: First Edition

April 10, 2016

In no particular order, I’d like to introduce you to the first batch of our amazing LTYM: SWMichigan 2016 cast. These beautiful people are going to knock your socks off. I’m joining them to read this year, so I’m going to try and live up to the bar they’ve set, which is indeed high. My co-director, Beth Haire-Lewis, is emceeing for us once again! Returning for our second local season, with a very funny story about the importance of safety while mothering teenaged football players, is: CHRISTINE SHERENE is the Parent Coordinator for the Readiness Center Preschool. She is the wife of Mr. Charles E. Sherene Sr., Chief of Police of the village of Eau Claire, Michigan. Christine is the mother of three boys and a girl. She is a licensed missionary at Greater Community Christian Fellowship C.O.G.I.C. and the host of the gospel music radio broadcast “Morning Manna” on Power 105.3 FM. Christine enjoys […]

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Announcing the 2016 CAST of Listen to Your Mother: Southwest Michigan!

March 17, 2016

You’ll learn more about this amazing cast in the coming weeks, but for now, please join Beth and me in celebrating our second season and the 2016 CAST of Listen to Your Mother: Southwest Michigan!!! Drum roll……   Debra Basham Sarah Fuste’ Kim Jorgensen Gane* Elnora Gavin Stacy Gleiss Erin Hamilton Tracy-Ann Jennings** Pam Marsh Loren Michaels-Harris Cecilia (Ceci) Redmond Christine Sherene Katie Sluiter Kathryn Schultz Zerler It wasn’t easy, but the most worthwhile things seldom are. In the end: THIS CAST DELIVERS everything you dream of in a stage production! Drama? We got that. HUMOR? Oh boy, we got that, too! Heart-tugging, moving, make-ya-think from the edge of your seat stories? We’ll present thirteen of those for your delight, amazement, and amusement! We have authors, professionals, regular folks, moms and non-moms–twelve women and one man–all local readers from Grand Rapids to South Bend, but mostly, from right here in Benton Harbor and St. Joe. We can’t […]

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Wanted: HUMOR! Last Chance, SWMichigan! Read us Your Funny Motherhood Stories!

March 4, 2016

You know that, make us laugh, part of our call for auditions / tryouts? Well, after three audition opportunities, we’re a little short on motherhood laugh-out-loud HILARITY! I mean, c’mon. Our moms are FUNNY! My mother once baked a giant bran muffin because a new recipe she was trying out had the part about putting the batter into muffin tins listed out of order. She actually poured the batter from her harvest gold Tupperware mixing bowl into a stainless steel bowl for baking because she thought maybe for some reason the batter needed to pre-bake. It was soupy in the middle, but the edges were delicious. And that giant bran muffin worked its magic! 😉 Maybe Kathryn Leehane was feeding her 4 year-old son pieces of giant bran muffin…or maybe they would have helped. Trust me when I tell you to watch her video, “Motherhood is Disgusting,” below (click the image to watch, then come […]

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AUDITIONS! AUDITIONS! AUDITIONS! Announcement for #LTYM Southwest Michigan!

February 5, 2016

Make us laugh. Make us cry. Make us think. Make us remember. Make us angry. Make us hope. Whatever you do, make us feel something through your motherhood story. Even if it’s regret, even if you haven’t been able to be a mom or if you’ve chosen not to be one, no topics about motherhood are off limits. And you certainly don’t have to identify as a woman. If you know a mom, had a mom, wanted one, wanted to be one or didn’t, WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY! We KNOW you have it in you, Southwest Michigan! You sure delivered last season! Here’s YOUR chance to participate in a now INTERNATIONAL movement celebrating motherhood and Mother’s Day in 41 cities across North America and Canada in 2016. Listen to Your Mother: Southwest Michigan is coming back to the St. Joseph High School John and Dede Howard Auditorium stage on FRIDAY, APRIL […]

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Thankful: #LTYM #SWMichigan Returns 2016

November 26, 2015

Southwest Michigan will join forty-one(!) other cities across North America to once again host a Listen to Your Mother production in 2016! This year LTYM goes global when we welcome Vancouver, Canada to our list of cities. When one explores the history of this show, one understands that being welcomed back for another season is enough to be thankful for, but there is so much more to express. I’m going to try. We are deeply grateful to Ann Imig and the Listen to Your Mother national team for trusting us to produce a show for the second year in Southwest Michigan. The gift that a show celebrating motherhood and Mother’s Day represents—to our community, to our local cast members, to the production team, to our local sponsors and to our amazing audiences—in all its layers, is difficult to express. As a cast member in Northwest Indiana in 2014, I tiptoed out of my […]

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