Friday, April 6, 2018

April: Month @ a Glance {Late}

Happy April Friends!

And happy Friday! I hope your week has been going well and you are looking forward to a fun weekend ahead! 

I am very late to the game on this post {so sorry} this month, but I figured I would drop by and share what's been going on and a little bit about why I have been a little absent.  First off, no I am not pregnant! A lot of people keep assuming that I'm pregnant and that's not the big news.  However, I am excited to announce I am taking a new job and will be transitioning into a different field of work.

This job opportunity came up rather quickly, but it had everything I needed so I am excited to make that transition over to a new job and try something different.  I am also sad to leave my current position because it was my first "big kid" job and I have made so many great friends and learned so much at this job.  I am grateful for everything I have learned and look forward to taking it with me to the new job.

So here's what we have going on this month!

On the Agenda this Month:

1. Easter Brunch with Justin's parents
2. Easter meal with my mom's big family
3. Shopping with Janelle and the kids
4. Celebrating Janelle's birthday
5. Start my new job!
6. Mother/Daughter tea with mom
7. Lazy Sunday

Goals for April

1. Read Two Books: This one will likely be a stretch for me as I have been a bit chaotic lately; however, I am planning to read Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  This is the third book in the Illuminae Files series so I am excited to see how it plays out.  I'm also looking to listen to The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison.  My mom has been raving about this book so I downloaded it on Audible to listen to and I cannot wait to get started! 

2. Finish Decorating the Mud Room & Powder Room.  Justin worked so hard to get the Mud Room and Powder room done and they look amazing! Now I need to go and get some decorations for the space.  I'm not 100% certain what I'm going to put in there, but I am looking forward to shopping with Janelle tomorrow to get some ideas.  

3. Purge clothes/transition to Spring/Summer wardrobe.  Now that I'm starting a new job, it seems like a good time to start purging old clothing I no longer wear or need.  My plan is to take time on Sunday to go through everything and get rid of stuff I no longer wear/need.  I'll likely donate or sell most of the clothes I have because majority is in good shape.  

4. Set up my office.  Now that I am going to be working from home several days a week, I need to get my office space more functional for my needs.  As I started clearing my old cubicle out, I started to realize that I do not have a lot of office essentials at home so I spent some time last week and will spend some time this weekend figuring out what I need/what I have and getting everything set up more functionally for my needs.  I am excited to see how the space comes together.

Question of the Day: What did your family do for Easter this year? 

Share your responses below in the comments! 

I'd love to hear from you!

Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. Read my full disclosure policy here.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Broadway In Detroit Announces 2018-19 Subscription Season!

Detroit, Your Wishes Have Been Granted!

Hamilton and Disney’s Aladdin
Headline Broadway In Detroit’s 2018-19 Subscription Season

New subscription sales begin April 27

The wait is over! Broadway In Detroit announces the 2018-19 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season headlined by HamiltonDisney’sAladdin along with five other smash hit shows make their Detroit debut!   

The 2018-19 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season features seven shows and opens with Something Rotten!the hilarious new comedy smash, at the Fisher Theatre, September - October 2018, followed by: Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, at the Detroit Opera House, December 2018 – January 2019; The Play That Goes Wrong,Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy, at the Fisher Theatre, February 2019; The Lightning Thief:  The Percy Jackson Musical, an action-packed theatrical adventure, at the Fisher Theatre, March 2019; Hamilton, at the Fisher Theatre, March – April 2019;  Waitress, an uplifting comedy with music by Sara Bareilles, at the Fisher Theatre, May 2019; and, Anastasia, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical inspired by the popular films, at the Fisher Theatre, June 2019. Please note that all show dates may be subject to change.

The 2018-19 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season is now available for renewal by current Broadway In Detroit subscribers by visiting or by calling the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000, ext. 0. New subscription sales will begin April 27.

“Detroit theatregoers have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Hamilton at the Fisher Theatre and we are thrilled to include it on a super-stellar 2018-19 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season!” said Broadway In Detroit Executive Director Alan Lichtenstein. “And Disney’s Aladdin will be the perfect musical to take the family to see at the Detroit Opera House over the holiday season.”
Broadway In Detroit 2018-19 Subscription Shows

Welcome to the ‘90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self… and all that jazz. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point! From the director of Aladdin and the co-director of The Book of MormonSomething Rotten! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (NY Post). 

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “Exactly what you wish for!” (NBC-TV)

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London’s award-wining smash comedy!  Called “A gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “The funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast).  Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (Including their lines) it’s “Tons of fun for all ages” (HuffPost) and “Comic gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house.  

This "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is "electrifying!" (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they're ruining Percy Jackson's life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief is "mesmerizing" and proves "lightning can strike twice!" (TheaterMania).

Hamilton, will play its premiere Detroit engagement and anchor the 2018-19 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season.  Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.  With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex LacamoireHamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, Waitress is an irresistible new hit featuring original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse LiasonsWaiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland). “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna. A waitress and an expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her life. “Waitress is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to Detroit at last!  From the Tony® Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a young brave woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony® Award winner Darko Tresnjak.

Purchasing Subscription Tickets

2018-19 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season tickets are priced starting at $410 for all seven shows.  Current Broadway In Detroit subscribers can renew their subscription for the 2018-19 series by visiting or by calling the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000, ext. 0. New subscription sales will begin April 27.

Benefits for Subscribers

Broadway In Detroit season subscribers always get the best seats in the house, the same seats for each show, priority access to buy additional tickets for most season shows and extra attractions, and full exchange privileges at no charge.  Another added benefit for subscribers is the ability to post tickets for sale or forward to friends or clients up to two hours before show time via My Broadway In Detroit Ticket Exchange Program.  Subscribers also enjoy the ability to have tickets reprinted at the box office for no charge. Subscription prices include parking costs in the Fisher Theatre surface parking lot and deck.

Group reservation requests for all season shows except Hamilton are being accepted now for groups of 12+ to 20+ (minimum varies depending on show) by and using the name of the show as your subject line, or by phone (313) 871-1132, Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Individual tickets for all shows will go on sale at a later date.

For more information, please visit  Follow Broadway In Detroit on Facebook, as well as on Instagram and Twitter @BroadwayDetroit.

I'd love to hear from you!

Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. Read my full disclosure policy here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy 1st Day of Spring!

Happy Tuesday friends and happy First Day of Spring! Michigan is seeing a little sunshine and a little more warmth than we have in the past few weeks.  In fact, Sunday we say 55 degrees! So of course you know I went for a walk outside with my friend and her cute baby boy (see him here on Instagram).  

This week I am at training for work all week so my posts will likely be brief when I stop in to chat with you all.  Before I get too far in to the post, look how cute this picture is:

Last week Justin's mom took us girls to see Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and it was my niece's first time going to see a musical.  It was so much fun seeing Cinderella and watching my niece see her live for the first time.  If you haven't checked out Cinderella before, I would highly recommend checking it out.  The costuming and set design are fantastic!

This time last year I shared 25 Things to do this Spring on the blog and this year I plan to repeat some of those fun ideas because they were so much fun! This coming weekend we are having an Easter Egg hunt in our subdivision and JP and McKenna are planning to come join in the fun.  I'm also hoping to decorate eggs while the kids are at the house because I love decorating Easter Eggs.  

I'm also planning to get a few cute decorations to put up around the house this coming weekend.  I already have my Hello Spring sign up, but I think I'd like to add a few more things to my collection.  I bet Home Goods or Target would have some fun/cute ideas for decorations.

Well that's all for today! I hope you have a wonderful first day of Spring. 

Question of the Day: What is your favorite Spring Activity?

I'd love to hear from you!

Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. Read my full disclosure policy here.