Prepare for ‘Listen to Your Mother’ Auditions in the Region | Theater

The popular show “Listen to Your Mother” will once again entertain area fans this spring.

If you have motherly stories to share, the staff at Listen to Your Mother encourage you to take the stage.

“Listen to Your Mother” features a mix of motherhood stories. The stories range from humorous, witty and serious to heartbreaking, encouraging and compelling.

People from the community are being asked to audition for the show, which this year will be presented twice in the region.

Auditions for the show will take place on February 25, 26 and 27 at three different locations.

There will be auditions from 5-7pm at the Librarium Cafe in Hobart; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Merrillville Florist and Tea Room in Merrillville; and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on February 27 at the Grindhouse Cafe in Whiting. Those interested in auditioning can also request a virtual audition.

The “Listen to Your Mother” shows will take place April 30 at the Hoosier Theater in Whiting and May 1 at the Art Theater in Hobart. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s show will go to St. Jude’s Home for Domestic Violence in Crown Point.

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“I’m super excited that it’s coming back this time of year and thrilled that we’re going to be doing two shows this year,” said Carrie Bedwell, producer/director of the Northwest Indiana version of “Listen to Your Mother”. .”

“Both theaters (Hoosier and The Art) have a lot of charm and character,” she said.

The show, which was started by Ann Imig of Madison, Wisconsin, is celebrating its 11th year in northwest Indiana. “Listen to Your Mother” has been seen in over 60 cities across the country over the years.

Bedwell explained that when Imig started the show, her mission was to bring together a group of writers to make a story-driven motherhood show.

This show has grown in popularity over the years and has included a variety of different aspects of motherhood.

Women, men and non-binaries are encouraged to audition for the show, Bedwell said.

“If you know a mother, are a mother, or love a mother, this show is for you,” Bedwell said.

Over the years, Bedwell’s show has featured a mix of stories, including those about mothers-in-law, mothers who adopted, mothers-in-law, those who are like mothers to others, mothers of pets and more.

“It runs the gamut of motherhood,” Bedwell said.

“This show takes you on a journey. Sometimes you laugh. Sometimes you cry. There’s a whole myriad of emotions,” Bedwell said in a previous interview.

Bedwell said the show also includes various performances including readings, poetry, monologues, songs and other artistic variations.

Submissions for the audition should focus on a facet of motherhood and highlight your experience. A duo or several individuals can audition with a common background. They can take the form of an essay, a poem, a spoken word, a comedy or an original song. The piece intended for the public should not last more than 5 to 6 minutes.

For more information about the show, email [email protected] or call 219-801-2306.

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