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I stepped out into the foyer of Ebell Club in Santa Ana and stopped. The place was packed. I took a deep breath and announced to the crowd that the doors were about to open. Everyone cheered. And in that moment, I knew all that had gone into bringing this amazing Listen to Your Mother Show to The OC would be worth every second. The cast walked onto the stage and the magic began. Each woman on our amazing cast stood alone at the podium and read her piece.
From Debbie’s first line of Finding My Bird, you could’ve heard a pin drop in the theater.
Co-producer Katherine Kotkin had the audience – and the cast – rolling with her rap Moms Don’t Dance.
I watched as the audience members laughed, wiped away tears, sat quietly transfixed and hung on every word. This was a shared experience, and that’s from where the power of Listen to Your Mother comes. The standing ovation at the end might have lasted a couple of minutes, but for those who read and for those who listened, the show wasn’t over. It lives on in conversations and memories. Friends who attended couldn’t stop talking about the show for days after and couldn’t pick just one favorite piece. Others mentioned auditioning in the future, or knowing someone who should. For the cast members, the moment was unforgettable. The show changed them profoundly – because from now on, they are part of the Listen to Your Mother family.
The amazing cast of LTYM The OC
We’d like to thank Ana Brandt Photography for the amazing shots that captured so many moments of LTYM The OC.