Friday, March 16, 2018

School of Rock is Coming to Detroit April 10-22!



Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock – The Musical is coming to Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, April 10-22, 2018. Tickets for School of Rock – The Musical start at $39 and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 and online at or Tickets are also available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office.

School of Rock – The Musical is based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book byJulian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Laurence Connor.

School of Rock – The Musical opened on Broadway to rave reviews on Sunday, December 6, 2015. This Ben Brantley New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’ “is an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz,” raves Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly. And in his four-star Critics’ Pick review, Time Out’s David Cote proclaimed, “School’s IN – forever!” School of Rock – The Musical was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Lloyd Webber and Slater), Best Book (Fellowes), and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Alex Brightman). School of Rock – The Musical also won the 2017 Oliver award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Based on the hit film, School of Rock – The Musical is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pintsized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

School of Rock – The Musical features scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter and music supervision by John Rigby.

School of Rock — The Musical is produced on Broadway by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful GroupWarner Music Group Access IndustriesThe Shubert Organization and The Nederlander OrganizationNina Lannan and Madeleine Lloyd Webber serve as Executive Producers.

For more information…

Performance times for School of Rock – The Musical appearing April 10-22, 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.
•           Sunday matinee at 1:00 p.m.
•           Special Open Captioned performance on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for School of Rock – The Musical start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787, and online or 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 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.

School of Rock – The Musical & Broadway In Detroit will participate in The Broadway League’s Kids Night On Broadway program Wednesday, April 11. For this program, a limited number of kids tickets (16 & under) will be FREE with the purchase of an ADULT ticket at full price. Special pre-show activities designed for kids and families will also take place in the Fisher Theatre and Fisher Building lobby prior to the show. For details and more information visit

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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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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Masked Beauty Skincare's NEW Luxury Face Mask - A treat for your skin!

Disclaimer: I received these face masks for free from Masked Beauty Skincare in exchange for an honest review.  All views and opinions are my own and not those of Masked Beauty Skincare.

Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far! Today I wanted to share a little bit about Masked Beauty Skincare's NEW Luxury Face Masks! If you are anything like me, skin care is a bit baffling.  I know I am supposed to moisturize, exfoliate, use sunscreen, etc., but I honestly feel like there is so many options out there that I often don't know where to begin. 

Thankfully, I had the opportunity to try Masked Beauty Skincare's new luxury face masks.  When it comes to exfoliating, I am not great about it.  Of course, my lack of exfoliation ends up with me getting dry and flaky skin on my face (especially around my nose and eyebrows) which does not always look great under makeup.  So when these two wonderful tubs came in the mail, I was super excited! 

Masked Beauty Skincare sent me both the Coffee and Chocolate Facial Mask and the Purifying Charcoal and Diamond Mask along with a handy silicone applicator.  For purposes of this review, I focused on the Coffee and Chocolate Mask first and will likely be sharing a review of the Charcoal and Diamond Mask on Instagram at a later date.  

Before trying the mask, I spent a few minutes washing my face and removing my makeup so my skin would be fresh for the mask.  Applying the mask was super simple with the silicone brush.  All you have to do is take a little bit of the mask from the tub and put it on your face.  The bottle recommends starting in the middle of your face and working your way outward so I started at my nose/forehead then made my way outward toward my ears and jawline.  

The mask itself was a little goopy-er than I was anticipating, but it felt nice on the skin.  I will say even with a stuffy nose (I had bronchitis last week), I could clearly smell the coffee and the chocolate on my skin.  Once you cover your face, you are to wait five to ten minutes before removing the mask with warm water.  

I honestly felt like I had put a delicious mixture of chocolate and coffee on my face - it felt so nice and soft on my skin and unlike other masks, it did not get stiff as it set.  I would like to point out that it did burn my upper lip and nose a little bit when on, but my skin was raw from blowing my nose all week. 

Once the mask had set for the allotted time, I gently removed it with a towel and warm water.  The removal process was just as easy as the application and took me less than a minute to take it all off.  Typically I am not a big fan of masks that are chunky, but the coffee pieces did not linger like some of the other masks I've tried.  

So how did my skin feel?

Because I have sensitive skin, my skin turned red at the removal of the mask - I was not in pain, that is just how my skin looks when exfoliated (if you think this is red, you should see my eyebrows after a wax!).  Not only did my skin feel sooooo soft after the mask, it felt very fresh and it smelled amazing! There is nothing more delicious than coffee and chocolate and I was able to smell it for several hours after I removed the mask. 

The best part about the mask is I felt the effects from the exfoliation for several days after use.  I was a bit worried the skin on my lip/nose area would be agitated after the mask, but the exact opposite happened.  I think the caffeine from the chocolate and the coffee gave my skin a bit of a boost to help it heal after I beat it up all week.  

So that is my review of Masked Beauty Skincare's New Face Masks! Thinking about getting one for yourself? You should! These masks are $7.99 retail price and can be found at stores like Albertsons, Safeway, Hy-Vee, Meijer, Marc's, Kinney Drugs and Weis.  To get the silicone applicator, you would need to go to Rite Aid Drugstores to find one! These are easy and could be used for more than just the application of a face mask!

Masked Beauty Skincare is also doing a beauty giveaway! All you have to do is enter in below in the form for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

To learn more about Masked Beauty Skincare, check out their Instagram

Question of the Day: What is your favorite face mask? 

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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 6, 2018

PhotoWall: Add a Little Fun to Your Walls!

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from in exchange for an honest review.  All views and opinions are my own and not those of PhotoWall.

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend are looking forward to an exciting week ahead.  This week is going to be a bit chaotic for me because I have a work event that will take up the majority of my time this week, but I always look forward to the event.

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about Photowall! They are a Swedish company with a passion for design and quality. They sell wall murals and canvas prints that are environmentally friendly, fire-retardant in accordance with Swedish standards and do not fade in sunlight. Not to mention all of their motifs are chosen with care.

So how in the world does one go about ordering a canvas print from Sweden? Pretty easily I must say.  After spending a great deal of time on the website {there is so much to look at!}, I finally landed on the print of my choice.  Being an avid lover of all things canvas and prints, I fell in love immediately with the one you see in the picture above.  I have been leaning toward more geometric and modern pieces for my spaces at home so as soon as I saw this one it jumped right out at me! The neat thing about this print is that I can hang it any direction and the piece still looks pretty.

I must say, I had a blonde moment when I could not figure out how much it would cost US Dollars versus Swedish Dollars but the lovely Jennifer at Photowall pointed out to me that all you have to do is select what country you're in and it will automatically update to US Dollar.  Easy peasy.  To be honest, I assumed it would take several weeks for the product to arrive to my house, but it was there within the week.  In fact, I ordered in on Valentine's Day and received it on February 19th - 5 days is all it took for me to get my hands on this beautiful print!

The package was smaller than I was anticipating, but I also knew that the item would come "deconstructed" to my house.  The reason they do not ship the canvas as one piece is because it could break in the mail.  By shipping the item disassembled to the customer, they are lessening the likelihood for the item to be broken on arrival.  

Inside the box I found:

Rolled Up Canvas
Wooden Pieces for the Frame
Hardware for assembly (packaged separately in a sealed air bag for protection)
Packing Slip

Maple was not included in the packaging, but was very intrigued by what I was up to.  
P.S. Can you believe how much bigger she is?! I mean, she's still little compared to the other fur babies, but she is significantly larger than when we got her (insert sad face).

Once I got everything unrolled and ready to set up, I followed the instructions from the YouTube Video link Photowall sent me with my confirmation.  At first it seemed a little daunting to put together but the video made it rather straightforward and simple and I think I spent no more than 10 minutes putting it together (and that's a little longer than I think it would take - I just was multitasking and kept coming back to the canvas).

Once I got everything measured (I did not do this part very well ha!) , I peeled the coverings off the sticky part and put the wood pieces onto the canvas.  Once I had the wood lined up, I stuck the corners down per the instruction of the video.  In the picture below you can see how I have one corner done, but the other is not complete.  The sticky pieces on the wood go all the way around the edges so you just lift the corners and stick them right down. 

Once all of your corners are down you start putting the screws and metal pieces onto the wood.  This part I struggled a tad bit with because I had some of the pieces a little off centered, but it was easy to fix and once I adjusted everything it fell right into place.  This part was the most time consuming because you have to screw four screws down in each corner, but once you're done with that the canvas is together and ready to use.  Photowall also provides it's customers with a screw, drywall anchor and hook for the frame so you do not have to purchase any extra supplies.  You can just assemble your art and hang it up on the wall!

One thing I really appreciate about this canvas is the wood and metal pieces felt very sturdy and I am not worried that it will ever fall apart.  Not to mention the canvas is very thick so I am not worried about wear or fading on the artwork.

Another nice thing about their website is you can upload your own images to be printed on to canvases or murals! I debated between ordering my own image or picking one of theirs but I honestly can say I would go back and order more.  We are in the middle of redecorating our mudroom and powder room and I think I will be ordering more canvases from them for the space with my own images or theirs - I will just have to see what speaks to me more!

So what did you think? I am excited with the product as well as their customer service.  Not only were they extremely helpful, their service was very quick and simple to assemble.  I will definitely be shopping with Photowall again in the future! 

I am excited to share that Photowall has offered a 20% discount for my readers that is good until 30 days from today (April 5th).  All you have to do is use the code RunwithJackabeeCampaign2018 in your cart!

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.