Something Rotten! is coming to Detroit

I received complementary tickets to see the show in exchange for this post.


Something Rotten is coming to Detroit, and I am so excited to see this new and original musical. This 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’Farrell, will 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 www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, 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 Rent, Avenue 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!
 
For more information…
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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 www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, 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 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.

Welcome back to Detroit - Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera and The Book of Mormon

Detroiters have you heard the news three MAJOR Broadway Blockbusters are returning to Detroit and I can't wait. Detroit will be welcoming Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera and The Book of Mormon. If you've been following Fashion meets Food for the past year you know that Andrew and I absolutely love attending Broadway shows, so you can imagine our excitement when we found out that these three blockbusters were being added to an already amazing lineup of Broadway coming to Detroit.

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, 2019THE 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, “ South Park .” 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 ParkerTHE 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 www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.
 
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 emailing groups@broadwayindetroit.com 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.

Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-Door

I received this car to drive for a week in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Hello pretty little thing, Mazda you sure do not disappoint. This past week I had the opportunity to hit the town in the Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-door. I usually hate red vehicles, but the metallic red shade of this vehicle was really eye catching and took sporty meets stylish to the next level. Also, I don’t think I have ever received so many positive compliments about a car before. This is a hatchback, is not like the one your grandparents drove back in the day, it’s stylish and will turn heads while you’re cruising down the road. I really loved how roomy the hatchback area was – it fit three beach bags and a large cooler with room to spare!  My personal vehicle gets 11 MPG, which is absolutely TERRIBLE, especially with rapidly increasing gas prices. The Mazda3 Grand Touring 5-door averages 30 MPG (20 MPG city and 35 MPG highway), which is AMAZING! After driving the car for a week I had a quarter tank of gas left!

Features:
Navigation system – love this because I have ZERO sense of direction

AM/FM radio

Sirius XM

Adaptive Cruise Control – seriously love this feature when I’m on the expressway.

6-way power drivers seat – it adjusts height-wise for my short self, which was nice because I could actually see over the dashboard.

Moonroof – which I am obsessed with and even use when it’s blazing hot outside.

Lane assist – annoying beep when you cross a line (thankfully this feature could be turned off because it drives me insane).

Blind Spot Monitoring on side mirrors and popup dashboard – LOVE

Heated Seats – despite it being ridiculously hot outside, there were two days that this feature was actually used – both instances were to make backs feel better.

Heated Steering Wheel – obsessed with this feature during the chilly months.

This car is fabulous, I am really starting to fall in love with Mazda’s and with a starting price point of $24,945 this car is definitely one you won’t want to pass up.