Coming to Detroit: Hamilton

Detroit, get excited! HAMILTON is coming to town!! With all the hype, you can imagine how excited I am for this coming to town!

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway in Detroit announced today that tickets for the Detroit engagement of HAMILTON will be available online through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, on Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM ET.  Verified Fan is a new fan-facing technology from Ticketmaster that allows pre-registered fans to unlock access to tickets without competing against scalpers and bots.
Jeffrey Seller states, "Verified Fan is the newest program to make tickets available to theatre-goers at regular prices. I am confident that it will be a valuable service to our fans.  We know how challenging it is to buy tickets and this new Ticketmaster program will make the process a whole lot easier."
Ticketmaster Verified Fan® registration begins now and will close Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 PM ET.  Visit to register.
Those who registered will be notified by Ticketmaster via SMS text message on Thursday, January 24 if they have been selected for the Verified Fan on sale. The Ticketmaster Verified Fan® on sale will be available for purchases online only.
Tickets will be available for performances of HAMILTON at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, March 12 – April 21, 2019.
There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per household for the engagement. Tickets range from $80 - $185, with a select number of $485 premium seats available. Ticket prices include facility fees and parking.
A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase through a wristband lottery at the Fisher Theatre Box Office (3011 W Grand Blvd., Detroit).  From 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM on Friday, January 25, numbered wristbands will be distributed. Starting at 10:00 AM, groups of wristband numbers will randomly be called to purchase tickets at the box office windows. 
Additionally, there will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.
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 Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award ® Winning Best Musical In the Heights. 
HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA, and General Management by Baseline Theatrical. 
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.
Premiering in Chicago in April 2019, HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, an immersive exhibition inspired by the musical, will take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America.  For more information and to sign up to be the first to receive news and ticket sales alerts about HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, please visit
The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album. 
For information on HAMILTON, visit:
Performance times for HAMILTON appearing March 12 – April 21, 2019 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
•             Tuesday – Sunday evening performances at 8:00 PM
•             Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
•             No Sunday evening performance on April 14 or April 21
•             American Sign Language (ASL) / Open Caption performance on Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 PM
Tickets for the ASL / Open Caption performance are available now and 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.

Ticketmaster Verified Fan®
How does Ticketmaster Verified Fan® On Sale Work?
Prospective tickets buyers will need to register for an access code through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan® system.  Those who are verified and selected will receive an access code that unlocks the opportunity to purchase tickets via the Verified Fan on sale.  If you have been randomly selected to receive a code it will unlock the ability to access tickets. However, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Registering for the program does not guarantee that you will receive an access code for the Verified Fan on sale. 
If verified and randomly selected, you will receive an access code via text message. The first message(s) will include timing details and a link to where you can purchase your tickets, immediately followed by another text containing your unique offer code. Keep your phone handy – you’ll receive text messages 2-4 hours before the sale begins.
How do I register?
Go to January 16 through January 23 and connect your Ticketmaster account to register.
How do I know if my Verified Fan registration was submitted?
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Receiving a confirmation email only means your registration has been submitted. It does not mean you will receive an offer code. Fans may only register once.  Multiple registrations will disqualify you from the Verified Fan event. 
Please note: Registering does NOT guarantee you will be verified, receive a code or have the ability to purchase Verified Fan tickets.

New Year Intentions: 2019

The start of a new year is a time to reflect and set new goals for the year ahead. ‘New Years Resolutions’ tend to just set me up for failure, thats why I have decided to start setting intentions. For me intentions seem to have less pressure and feel like they’re something that I can actually accomplish. 

What exactly are intentions? Intentions are simply the plans and goals you make to align with your life path. They’re more attainable, and allow you to work toward achieving them at your own pace. When I was setting my intentions for the year I wanted to really focus on the journey rather than an immediate outcome which tends to usually be a main focus. One of my friends told me that if I honor my intentions everyday, it will continue to put me steps closer to my dreams - and I am rolling with it.

Usually I keep my ‘goals’ to myself, however this year I want to share a few of my ‘intentions’ with you in order to hold myself accountable. I decided to break them down into categories to make them simple. While my intentions are long than this, I thought I would just share five of them with you. What are some of your intentions in 2019?

Fitness: The perfect cliche place for me to begin. I think every year I say I want to focus on my fitness and become the best version of myself, however I don’t think I have ever actually achieved this. I just finished reading the book Unfu*k Yourself and it really changed my perspective on a lot of things. It talks about the domain we create, and we achieve what we want. In 2018 I spent time going to plenty of workout classes - I showed up, put in the work, but I wasn’t supplementing it with days spent at the gym - so really I wasn’t helping myself or reaching the goals I want to. That’s why this year I want to spend five days a week at the gym which includes bootcamp classes in the mix. I intend to focus on strength training, and properly breathing during core exercises. Despite my loose skin, sketch marks and cellulite, my goal is to be confident enough to wear a bikini when summer rolls around. It’s January so in reality thats five months of putting in the work to reach my goal - I know that I can do this and I will do it. Of course, I will be sure to share my journey with you through social media and post updates.

Nutrition: In 2018 I learned that meal prepping really isn’t something that works for me. I was spending countless hours in the kitchen, would package my meals in easy to grab containers and then when it came down to it I NEVER wanted what was in those containers. I had so much food waste it was pathetic and a huge waste of money. This year I want to be more mindful of the food I buy, even if it means buying things that are pre-cut for me (hello apples at Walmart). In order to reach my fitness goal I know my nutrition will need to be on point (with desserts and dinner out every now and then). My intention is to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more water and really try to live an 80/20 lifestyle. 

Career: A week before Thanksgiving I left my job to begin at a new one during the busiest time of the year for an e-tailer. I cannot wait to really move my career this year, and bet the best version of myself.

Faith: This is something very personal for me, that I am sure many of you really haven’t heard me talk about before, but since I am sharing my intentions I figured I needed to mention this one too. I think in order for me to live my best and feel more confident I really need to listen to what the Bible has to say, put my trust in Jesus, and really just allow myself to be vulnerable. 

Personal: I want to travel and go on more adventures, be spontaneous, read more, focus on the good, practice more gratitude, actually show up for myself, do what I say I will do, practice self love, nourish my body with workouts and healthy meals, work on becoming the best version of myself, work on my relationship with myself so I can have a better relationship with a significant other.

2018 Recap

Goodbye 2018, and Hello 2019. Can you believe it’s already 2019, and 20 years ago we were partying like it was 1999 - so crazy! For me, 2018 was just an okay year. Sure, it was filled with a lot of fun moments, but I really didn’t get to soak in a lot of those moments. To be honest I feel like I missed out on a lot of things too. 2018 was a year of struggle for me, for starters my career (or lack there of) was taking me down more than I thought it was. My job changed me from the bubbly happy girl that everyone loved to be around, to someone who lacked confidence, started arguments and genuinely was not happy. My depression from work carried over into my personal life. Honestly, I wasn’t enjoying life and was just going through the days. Thankfully, right before Thanksgiving I started a new position at a new company and I am finally feeling like I am getting back to my high energy bubbly self again. 

I am thrilled that 2019 is starting off on a positive note, and cannot wait to see what this year has in store for me. One of my intentions for 2019 is to see the good, therefore I found it only fitting to share with you some of my favorite moments from the past year. Here are 12 of my favorite memories/moments of 2018:

Drove across the Blue Water Bridge, used my passport and tried poutine - all for the first time.

 Went to DryBar for the first time, and discovered I love simple ways in my hair.

Went on plenty of amazing icy adventures, and learned that I don't need to drive all the way up north to discover plenty of beauty.

Went to the Auto Show for the FIRST TIME EVER - pathetic since I am a Detroiter. The experience was amazing and I cannot wait for the opportunity to go back again.

Driving to Illinois with my boyfriend to spend the day on a steam engine locomotive was probably one of my favorite memories/experiences of the year. This was one of those experiences that I would have probably never done in my life if it wasn't for A. He has a love for trains and volunteered to be a medic, and managed to get me on the train as well. People dressed in 1940's and 1950's clothing and the experience was one of a kind. It's definitely something I would love to go back and do again.

Took the boat to get dinner, multiple times and discovered new (to me) restaurants on the water. If you have never taken a boat to dinner I highly recommend doing it at least once in your life and watching the sunset afterwards. Summers are 100 percent made to be spent on the water, and taking the boat to dinner.

Something I really loved about the summer of '18 was the fact that weekends (and even some week days) were spent out on the water. Even though I can't swim I enjoyed kickin' it on the boat, dinner, views, sunsets and spending time with good people. I will be honest with you, water adventures did not come without a struggle. If you know me, you know that I love the water and any opportunity to go to the water, be on the water...etc I take it! However, last summer was different - my self-esteem was at an all time low, and my body confidence just wasn't there at all. As a result, I missed opportunities to be on the boat - obviously I regret that greatly. However, 2018 has taught me that I can't live a life of regret (I mean really who wants to do that?) - instead I decided that I will live 2019 to the fullest and say yes to as many adventures as I can - including ones that require me to be in a bathing suit.

 Attended Friendgiving with people I had never met before, and had the best time!

Rode in a dune buggy on the sand dunes for the first time ever and it was so much fun. Also a lot of memories from the dunes that will forever last a lifetime.

Found my faith once again, and learned that I need Jesus in my life. I also discovered that I absolutely love Christian music, especially TobyMac.

My baby turned 6! You guys, I seriously cannot even believe this! Time is flying by with this little one and I need it to SLOW DOWN!

Tried a TON of foods I have never had before, and expanded my taste pallet. If you have any food recommendations for me, please share!