Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is Coming to Detroit!

THE 2013 TONY® AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL

                             
RETURNS TO DETROIT’S FISHER THEATRE FROM MARCH 13-18, 2018


DETROIT, February 20, 2018 -- RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will return to the Fisher Theatre for a limited engagement from March 13-18, 2018. Tickets for CINDERELLA start at $35 Tickets start at $45 and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office.

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA combines the story's classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too. 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Originally directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the tour is directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Lee Wilkins. Music adaptation and arrangements are by David Chase and music supervision is by Greg Anthony Rassen. Orchestrations are by Bill Elliott and are adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations by Danny Troob.

One of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most popular titles, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA was written for television -- debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut. Along with CINDERELLA, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's legendary musicals include OKLAHOMA!CarouselThe King and ISouth Pacific and The Sound of Music.
Mr. Beane's book for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA blends masterfully with the musical's cherished score with songs including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"

The creative team includes scenic design by Tony® Award nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by six-time Tony® Award-winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony® Award-winner Kenneth Posnerand sound design by Tony® Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.

The Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA tour is produced by Work Light Productions. CINDERELLA was produced on Broadway by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions and in association with Center Theatre Group.

For more information please visit www.CinderellaOnBroadway.com
Twitter: @CinderellaBway

Performance times for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA appearing March 13-18, 2018 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:

•           Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
•           Sunday evening performance at 6:30 p.m.
•           Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
•           Thursday & Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m.
•           Special Open Captioned performance on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA start at $35 (includes facility and parking fees) and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787, and online atwww.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office.  A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (12 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com. Tickets for the Open Captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.

The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the Chrysler Pacifica. As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

23andMe Results!

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Happy Monday Friends! 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is off to a wonderful start! A while back, I talked about how Justin gave me a 23andMe DNA kit for Christmas and how I was super excited to find out more about myself and my ancestry.  Well, the results are in!


Turns out I am mostly British and Irish, which honestly did not surprise me.  Based on my skin, freckles and hair type, I was estimating that I would be Irish at least.  I was a bit surprised to find that I had French and German in my blood, but I thought that was pretty exciting.

Another part of the test is the Traits Portion.  This covers the different traits I would be likely/not likely to have based on my DNA makeup.  For most of the 81 traits they provided, it was accurate.  However, some of the traits they listed me as less likely to have I actually did have.  A perfect example is a Widow's Peak.  They listed that I would be unlikely to have one, but I do.  Interestingly enough, of the participants that have similar DNA to myself 78% did NOT have a Widow's Peak and 22% did.  So I was in the 22% minority in this area.  There were a few other traits that I showed that were predicted to not be present so it looks like I took some of the minority traits in some areas.  It was fun to see the different traits that I would likely to share with people sharing similar DNA structure as myself.  

Because Justin got me the Health + Ancestry part, the test also looked at some common medical issues and gave me some information about *potential* issues I could have based on my DNA type.  It also looked to see if I had any of the variants in my DNA that would indicate things like Alzheimer's or Macular Degeneration.  I am not going to share the results in great detail here, but I will say it was very informative and I am glad to know what things I could be predisposed for.

So that is the end of my results! I definitely think that doing the test was worth the price to  know more about myself and learning more about my heritage (especially with no known medical history).  

Want to check it out for yourself? 


Thinking about doing your Ancestry test too? Go to www.23andme.com and check out their DNA Genetic Test kit options! And if you decide to do one too, make sure to let me know! I'd love to hear about your experience too!


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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Pantry Organization

Happy Tuesday Friends! I hope your week has been off to a great start and you are feeling organized and ready for the rest of the week.

A few weeks back I shared my coat closet organization, and since I've been on an organizing tick, I thought I would share another space I went through and did some de-cluttering and organizing.  This past weekend Justin and I had some down time at home and since I could not paint the mud room/ powder room {we didn't have the proper tools for me to do so}, I took some time to go to the At Home store and get some more organize boxes for our pantry! I was thrilled when I was looking around that I was able to find matching boxes for the ones I purchased last year.

I knew I wanted to have some storage boxes in the space to help me keep food and other items grouped up and organized so when I found these boxes, I was super excited! So of course I came home and started pulling everything out of my pantry and started getting everything organized!

So here's the result!

Before




I have to be honest, I am quite a bit embarrassed by how awful this space is.  When I started pulling everything out, I decided I would divide it by food and non-food items.  The food items went on the island in the kitchen and the non-food items went into the dining room.  Doing this allowed me to see how much of our pantry was being used to store food and how much was being used to store random stuff that did not belong in the pantry.

Once everything was pulled out of the pantry, I took some time to deep clean everything.  This included wiping down the shelves and vacuuming and mopping the floor.

Here's what the pantry looked like after I gave it a good cleaning.  It is amazing how much bigger the space looked once it was emptied and cleaned.



After

Once everything was cleaned out, I started going through the food and trashing anything that had expired or is something that we no longer needed/went bad.  This eliminated quite a significant amount of food that we had not eaten before it had expired.  I also took the chance to go through all of our small appliances and miscellaneous other items that we had been storing in the space.  As a result, we ended up deciding to get rid of some of our storage items, our spice rack and one or two small appliances.

Once we had decided what to get rid of, we started putting the items into the bins and organizing the space so that food went on one side (for the most part) an the appliances and miscellaneous items were on the left.  That way things were easy to find and have a distinct spot.



Since I organized the space, I smile every time I walk into the pantry and feel so much better.  

Question of the Day: What space in your home needs a face lift? 


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