Join Us at the Riverview Theatre on Thursday May 5 at 7PM!

Tickets on sale now! 

Vikki and I can hardly believe it, but our Twin Cities Listen to Your Mother Show is only three weeks away! As we pull together the final details of the show, we are absolutely thrilled to announce who will be emceeing this year.

Those of you who have been with us since our first year, will remember Colleen Kruse as our hilarious showstopper in 2013. She read, “Cannibal Hamsters,” a story that some of you still bring up to us today!

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Here’s what Colleen is up to today:

Colleen Kruse is a Minneapolis based comedic storyteller whose writing has appeared in the Star Tribune, the Rake Magazine, and the Minnesota Women’s Press. You may have seen her perform on NBC, Comedy Central, or the Independent Film Channel.

And she will be live from the stage on May 5th at 7:PM, holding your hand and making you laugh between stories.

You can meet our beautiful cast right here: Announcing the Cast of the 2016 Twin Cities LTYM Show!

Tickets are going incredibly fast, you can get yours today right here: Listen to Your Mother Show, Twin Cities tickets.

We’re so proud to continue partnering with the Jeremiah Program, by donating 10% of ticket profits to this amazing organization.

As always, we’re ever grateful to our sponsors, without whom this show couldn’t go on. We’re so grateful to Brady Kroll, Realtor; Glimpses of Soul Photography; Twin Spirits Distillery; TWVS Video; and the Minnesota Lice Lady for believing in and supporting the arts in The Cities. If you’re looking for local business to support, here they are!

And in case you missed Colleen on the LTYM Twin Cities stage in 2013, here’s her reading “Cannibal Hamsters.” We’ll see you you at The Riverview Theatre on May 5th at 7:PM!

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Listen To Your Mother may be a national phenomenon but one of its strengths is that each show reflects the city in which it takes place. This hyperlocal focus extends from the producers and cast to the sponsors. Each show celebrates and benefits its community, as a portion of ticket sales go to a local charity.

We’ve introduced you to the cast but now it’s time to formally introduce you to our sponsors. The Twin Cities show has been fortunate to have sponsors that support the show and keep coming back. This year, all of our local sponsors are returning to help us bring our stories and celebration of motherhood to the stage at the Riverview Theater.


Brady Kroll returns for a second year.

Twin Spirits

Twin Spirits Distillery returns for a second year.



The Minnesota Lice Lady returns for a second year.


Glimpses of Soul Photography returns for a third year.



TWVS returns for a fourth year.


We are thrilled with their continued support and hope that you will give them yours. Like their pages and use their services!

We are also excited to announce that we are once again partnering with the Jeremiah Program for this year’s show! We had the distinct pleasure of touring their St. Paul facilities late last summer and met many of the people behind the organization, which only reinforced our belief in their work.

For those unfamiliar with the organization:

Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Jeremiah prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance.

Jeremiah’s proven, holistic approach begins with establishing a supportive community for determined single mothers to pursue a career-track college education. Through a combination of quality early childhood education, a safe and affordable place to live, and empowerment and life skills training, their families are stabilized and able to find a path out of poverty.

A portion of our ticket sales goes to the Jeremiah Program.

We hope you’ll join us on May 5, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Theater for the 4th Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities show! Tickets are now available!

Feature Photo Credit: Glimpses of Soul Photography

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