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IN Kansas City Magazine

IN Kansas City chatted with director/producer Heidi Van to cover all things MotherFreakingHood!

Fox 4 Morning Show in Kansas City

August 29, 2022

Celia Shea Thompson (portraying Rachel) and Julie Danielson (music director) give audiences a sneak peek at MotherFreakingHood! with an excerpt from the new song, "Move the Line!"

Show-Score reviews

August 11, 2017

Eleven out of 12 reviewers recommend MotherFreakingHood!, while one out of 12 calls it "deplorable" -- Julie's mother couldn't be more proud.

StageBuddy Review

August 10, 2017

Jennifer Rizzi calls MotherFreakingHood! "a fun and fast-paced comedy" in her StageBuddy review

TheaterMania Review

August 4, 2017

Zachary Stewart declares "this musical is a hoot" in his TheaterMania review

MotherFreakingHood! charms at NYMF

August 3, 2017

Take a look at what's happening on stage with BroadwayWorld

Opening Night Celebration

August 2, 2017

The cast and creative team celebrate Opening Night of MotherFreakingHood! at the Brazen Tavern

Meet the full cast and creative team

August 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld takes a look at the outstanding cast and creative team bringing MotherFreakingHood! to life

BroadwayWorld takes a look at Mother Shows at NYMF

July 29, 2017

One good show deserves a mother... Read BroadwayWorld for more!

Theater in the Now interviews Julie and Sara

July 27, 2017

Learn more about Sara Stotts and Julie Dunlap in their interviews with Theater in the Now

Playbill's 11 female creatives to know at NYMF

July 21, 2017

Writers Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts have been featured in as two of 11 female creatives to know at the 2017 New York Musical Festival!

Interview with Stage Buddy

July 14, 2017

Meet the writers of MotherFreakingHood! as they share a little background about the show's Top 8 NYMF Shows to see!

July 11, 2017 announces its Top 8 2017 NYMF shows to see -- we couldn't agree more!

Playbill names 9 must-see NYMF shows

July 11, 2017

Playbill names MotherFreakingHood! as one of its nine shows not to be missed during the 2017 New York Musical Festival

2017 NYMF cast announced

July 10, 2017

Harriett D. Foy, Erin Leigh Peck, Veronica Reyes-How, Annie Dow and Jimmy Brewer join the cast of MotherFreakingHood! for the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Read more in Broadway World!

Kansas City Star 2015

June 1, 2015

Theatre critic Robert Trussell with the Kansas City Star calls “MotherFreakingHood!” a “slickly executed, beautifully performed series of musical vignettes…” stating “The original songs by Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts are clever, irreverent and inventive…” Read the complete review for his praise of ultra-talented director Heidi Van and cast Jennifer Mays, Nancy Nail, Sara Carolyn Kennedy, Vanessa Severo and Anthony Gasbarre, as well as musical director Daniel Doss and the exceptional crew!

Broadway World 2015

May 31, 2015

Find out why Steve Wilson with Broadway World believes “MotherFreakingHood!” is “without a doubt the funniest musical comedy of the theater season in Kansas City… The two playwrights have masterfully filled the pages with so much humor that like the movies Airplane and The Naked Gun it must be seen several times to catch it all.”

AXS 2015

June 3, 2015

“No one will leave feeling less than fulfilled and happy.” But don’t just take our word for it… check out what Bob Evans with AXS has to say about “MotherFreakingHood!”, a show he calls “musically fun and filled with joy and love.”

Wyandotte Daily

June 6, 2015

William Crum with the Wyandotte Daily was blown away by “MotherFreakingHood!”, enthusiastically claiming “It’s one of the most entertaining plays I have seen in a long time. When I saw it I laughed so hard my sides began to hurt and tears rolled down my cheek.”

Fox 4 Morning Show 2015

May 20, 2015

Julie and Sara are back on morning network television, much to the surprise of the FCC! They brought along Sara Carolyn Kennedy for a sneak peek, performing “Has Anyone Seen My Baby (Part III)” on Kansas City’s Fox 4 Morning Show with music director Daniel Doss accompanying.

Kansas City Live 2015

May 5, 2015

Julie and Sara joined Michelle Davidson for a morning of MotherFreakingHood! while Sara Carolyn Kennedy performs “Ballad of the Post Partum” on Kansas City Live with music director Daniel Doss accompanying.

This Is KC 2015

May 2015

Why cry about poopy diapers and hormonal teenagers when you can laugh about it? Julie and Sara shared the motivation behind writing a musical about motherhood in This Is KC: “This is a lovely, exhausting world that we have created as mothers, and it should be celebrated!”

Kansas City Star 2014

Sept 1, 2014

Julie and Sara are not the only moms fighting for freedom from Pinterest perfection. Read more about their mission in the Kansas City Star: “After one of their shows, an older woman approached Dunlap and Stotts to say that the musical had expressed what had been in her head for decades.”

Lawrence Journal World 2013

Sep 2, 2013


Read the wonderful review of the Lawrence production in the Lawrence Journal World: “Dunlap and Stotts render an irreverent and sentimental, flawed and perfect, dirty and sweet look at what they call the world’s second-oldest profession.” “How do you describe “Mother%$!#hood” succinctly? Fun.”


The Lawrence Journal World looked at MotherF*ingHood in a fantastic feature on our Lawrence production. “Julie is a wonderful writer with a real Erma Bombeck quality,” (says Ric Averill, the Arts Center’s performing arts artistic director ) “We’re really pleased to be working with her.”