Saturday, July 14, 2018


DETROIT, MI, July 13, 2018 – The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrellwill play Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, September 25 – October 7, 2018.

Tickets for Something Rotten! start at $35 and go on sale Sunday, July 15. Purchase tickets online at or, or by phone at 800-982-2787. Starting Monday, July 16, tickets may be purchased at the Fisher Theatre box office.

Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is a deliriously entertaining new musical comedy that brings down the house!” (New York Post).

The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music direction / conductor), Glen Kelly (arrangements), Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Steve Bebout (associate director), and casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA. 

From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of RentAvenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it's something wonderful... something for everyone... It's Something Rotten!, "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years" (Time Out New York)!

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!

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Performance times for Something Rotten!appearing September 25 – October 7, 2018 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:

•           Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
•           Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
•           Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
•           Special open captioned performance on Sunday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for Something Rotten! start at $35 (includes facility and parking fees) and go on sale Sunday, July 15. Tickets can be purchased online at, and by phone at 800-982-2787  Starting Monday, July 16, tickets can also  be purchased 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 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.

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Friday, July 13, 2018


Broadway In Detroit announced today that three blockbuster Broadway shows – CHICAGO, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON – will each make return engagements to Detroit in the upcoming season. 

Back by popular demand, CHICAGO will return to the Fisher Theatre, October 16-21, 2018 and Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to the Detroit Opera House, January 24 – February 3, 2019.  THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to Detroit for a fourth time after sold out and record-breaking engagements, playing at the Fisher Theatre from December 4-9, 2018. Please note that show dates may be subject to change.

Tickets for CHICAGO will start at $39 when they go on sale later this summer. Tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON will start at $39 and will be available for purchase in the Fall. Tickets for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will also go on sale this Fall and will start at $35.

The performance schedules, ticket prices and casting for all three shows will be announced at a later date.

There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history. CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.  It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers!

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “SouthPark.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.  The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.  THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA features newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design. This new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.  Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.  He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

Patrons who sign up for Broadway In Detroit email alerts will be notified about exclusive opportunities to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public. Sign up at

Advance group sales reservations, starting for groups of 12 or more, are available now for all three shows by contacting the Broadway In Detroit group sales office at (313) 871-1132 or with the show as your subject line.

Ticket buyers are reminded that the Fisher Theatre and Ticketmaster are the only official retail ticket outlets. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the theatres are unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and are unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

June: Month @ a Glance

Happy June Friends!

I can't believe we're entering June already! BUT I am looking forward to sunshine, swimming, time with friends and the general wonderful-ness of Summertime!

I always feel like May flies by with my birthday, Mother's Day, my mom's birthday and Memorial Day, so I am hoping that June finds us a little slower (though that is unlikely).  The best part of June is we start seeing some of that beautiful warm temperatures and people start coming out of hibernation for the summer. 

So here's what's on our agenda this month! 

On the Agenda this Month:

1. Spend some time with Grandma before she heads back to North Dakota
2. Baby Baptisms! My cousin's are baptizing their babies the same day
3. McKenna's dance recital!
4. Father's Day Celebrations with our dads
5. Vince's 30th birthday party
6. Annual strawberry picking event with Justin's family
7. Possibly heading to Grand Rapids to visit my cousin before she has her baby boy

Goals for June

1. Read Two Books:  Y'all..... I still haven't finished reading Ace of Shades by Amandy Foody.  I have enjoyed the book so far, but I feel like there are never enough hours in the day for me to get everything done AND sit and read a book.  Does anyone else have this problem? This month my goal is to finish Ace of Shades.  

2. Purge the pantry and linen closet.  One thing I have been trying to do is purge things I no longer want/need or are expired.  In June, I would like to go through our pantry and dispose of any items that have expired and I want to go through our linen closet in our master bath to get rid of any expired medication or unused products.  

3. Work on the Garden.  This is a carryover from May, but this still stands.  Ideally, I would like to put some burning bushes and some hydrangea into our garden before it gets to late for planting.  Otherwise I will have to wait until Fall.  I am happy to report our lawn looks much better this year than last year - it took a while to get there, but it looks nice.   

4. Focus on Thirty-One.  Last month I came very close to closing down my Thirty-One business, but I am happy to say that it lived to see another day.  Thirty-One is just a little side business, but I find when I get really involved with my business, I really enjoy myself.  For the month of June, I am planning to really focus on my business and see if it is something I want to continue pursuing.  Interested in learning more? Check out my Facebook Group.

Question of the Day: What are you planning for your dad for Father's Day? 

Share your responses below in the comments! 

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