CHICAGO Cast Chat - TOMORROW

Don't miss you chance to talk with the cast members of the hit Broadway Musical CHICAGO.


Fisher Theatre Cast Chat
Tomorrow – Thursday, October 18
6:00-6:30 p.m.
Special pre-show chat with cast members of CHICAGO
Fisher Building’s 2nd Avenue Lobby – across from the Fisher Theatre Doors.
The event is completely FREE. You do not need a ticket to the show to attend this special event!

Review: CHICAGO Musical


He had it coming! Did you know, CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history! I saw the show on Tuesday, and it's showing no sign of slowing down. If you've been following for awhile you know I love Broadway performances and have attended my fair share of them. CHICAGO was nothing like any I have seen before. This was my first time ever seeing CHICAGO on the stage, however I already had a love for the movie that came out in 2002 with Renee Zellweger. This performance definitely was not like the movie at all. Costumes never changed, the orchestra was on stage and they're seating acted as a prop, the only actual props ever used were chairs. You could tell that this show was an original musical, as performances have completely changed and evolved to a whole new level. If you want to see a classic great I highly recommend grabbing tickets to Chicago. If you're in the Detroit-area you can catch the show now through the 21st of October.

Coming to Detroit: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Detroiters, get excited Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Sunday, October 14 for the triumphant return engagement at the Detroit Opera House, January 24 – February 3, 2019. With 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. 


 
Tickets for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA start at $35 and will be available for purchase online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787. Starting Monday, October 15, tickets will also be available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box offices.
 
 
Cameron Mackintosh said, “With PHANTOM still the reigning champion as the longest-running production on Broadway after 30 phenomenal years, with no end in sight, Im delighted that this spectacular new production of PHANTOM has been as well-received in the U.S. as the brilliant original and has already been seen by over 3.7 million people across North America since it opened in November 2013. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnsons amazing costumes, the new PHANTOM is thrilling audiences and critics alike all over again. With the production continuing to be such a success, we are delighted to welcome our exciting new stars to keep the music of the night soaring for many years to come.”
 
PHANTOM IS AN ENORMOUS HIT ALL OVER AGAIN!
 
“Powerful, gorgeous…and better than ever.”
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“Extraordinarily opulent.  This PHANTOM’S storytelling and relationships have an electrifying tension.”
-Chicago Sun-Times
 
“An intense and spectacular new production with a stunning new design, fresh drama and added momentum.” -Sunday Express (U.K.)
 
“Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled; this kind of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.” -The Scotsman (U.K.)
 
This PHANTOM is for a new generation.”
-Roy Leonard, Chicago Now
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations. Directed by Laurence Connor (who co-directed the new production of Les Misérables that is back on tour across North America after a hugely successful revival on Broadway, directed the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon that played London’s West End, Broadway and is now on national tour, and also directed the stage version of the movie School of Rock now playing on Broadway, in London’s West End, and on North American Tour), with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, and musical supervision by John Rigby.  The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe); book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber; orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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.
 
Cameron Mackintosh’s brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world.
 
For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/ustour/
 
Official show site:         www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com
Facebook:                     www.Facebook.com/ThePhantomOfTheOpera
Twitter:                        www.Twitter.com/PhantomOnTour
Instagram                     www.Instagram.com/PhantomTour
 
Performance times for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA appearing January 24 – February 3, 2019 at the Detroit Opera House, located at 1526 Broadway, 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.
·        Thursday. January 24 matinee at 1:00 p.m.
·        Special open captioned performance on Sunday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Zoya Holiday 2018: Jubilee


When it comes to nail polish my favorite time of the year is when fall and holiday polishes are released. Zoya just released their 2018 holiday collection Jubilee that consist of 12 new polishes included 2 new PixieDusts and a special effect leopard topper. 
  Leigh is a warm peachy neutral.

  Carson is a muted neutral pink cream.

  Taryn is a fuchsia micro-iridescent shimmer with a touch of purple and blue undertone.

  Maxine is red cream and is the perfect pop of color for Christmas.

  Allison is a ruby cream.

  Now let’s talk about the Leopard Spots Topper. This polish is reminiscent of the crackle polish, but way cooler. It’s meant to go onto texture polish, which means you can use it on PixieDust. I cannot get enough of this topper and how much fun it is, definitely going to be my fall go-to as I cannot wait for the holidays to arrive.
  Cookie is a gorgeous purple PixieDust with gold flecks.
Danica is a rich teal cream that will pair nicely with Juniper.

Kateri is a dark chocolate cream.
 
Thoughts on this collection: I really like the variety of colors and that it will transition perfectly from fall into the holidays. Of course you know I favor the darks, and usually hate the glitters and PixieDust – but not this time! I am in love with all the PixieDust shades – keep an eye on my Instagram to see which polishes I am wearing, and how I am pairing them with each other.
 

Restaurant Review: MATCH Eatery and Public House

    i was gifted the opportunity to try MATCH in exchange for an honest review.
 
Dinner in Canada, on the water, how can you resist? MATCHEatery & Public House is one of our new favorite date locations. Located just across the blue water bridge, MATCH’s menu is jam packed with some amazing food. We’ve given dessert and poutine a try, now it’s time to talk about entrees.
Typically I won’t order a Caesar salad at a restaurant, one of my friends makes amazing homemade dressing and it’s hard for anyone else’s recipe to compare that is until now. The waitress said that their Caesar salad was like none we had ever tried before, so of course we had to order the Hail Caesar!

Hail Caesar! Features hearts of romaine, creamy Caesar dressing, roasted grape tomatoes, confit garlic and grana padano parmesan cheese, finished with a balsamic reduction and the king of croutons. Hands down this was the BEST Caesar salad I have EVER had. I highly recommend ordering it if you love Caesar salads!
Bacon Mac n’ Cheese Dog features a bacon wrapped Nathans dog with spicy catsup, topped with cheesy mac & cheese on a butter toasted bun. You guys, this was delicious!
Of course, when a restaurant has pizza you have to try it. We went with the So-Cal, because it sounded unique and if you’ve been following along for a while you know we like to step out of the box.
So-Cal Pizza features cheese sauce, spicy ground beef, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, fresh jalapenos, red onion, fresh grape tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, tortilla hay, sour cream and key lime. Definitely a delicious and unique flavor explosion, that you’ll want to try.
I am now ready to go back for another Hail Caesar!



By the way, the view is amazing!

Travel Diaries: Dunes Waterfront Resort

 
For most of us, when it comes to travel a clean place to stay is critical and one with a lake view is even better. During our recent trip to Silver Lake Sand Dunes located in Mears, Michigan we stayed the night at the Dunes Waterfront Resort in the heart of Mears. While we visited during the last weekend of the season we were still able to do some fun things around town, as well as hit the dunes – which you can view here. Despite the rainy weather the view from our hotel room was absolutely gorgeous. Don’t forget to check out the Sand Castle Restaurant across the street for a delicious meal.
Amenities include:
Private beach with dock
Indoor heated pool and hot tub
Sun deck with tables and chairs
Video game room
24-hour front desk assistance
Walking distance from Silver Lake activities
Coffee Maker in room
Refrigerator
Lakeside rooms available
Pets are not allowed



Summer of Eighteen

[sunsets on the water]
I am the girl that as soon as Labor Day weekend hits I pull out my UGG boots, leggings, dark nail polish and oversized sweaters to put myself in full fall mode. This year, not so much – you see I had one of the best summers that I have had in a really long time thanks to my amazing boyfriend. Despite the fact that school took up a lot of his summer availability we were still able to squeeze in plenty of wonderful moments together. I can’t thank him enough for all the moments we shared this past summer. Over the course of the last few months I have shared some of these moments with all of you, and thought with temperatures dipping low it presented the perfect opportunity to get reminiscent.


 [turnout gear]
 [working on swimming]

[serene moments]

[cooking dinner together]

[gaining more trust when it comes to boating abilities]
 [Detroit Princess adventure]

 [dinner by boat - looooved this so much]
 [new memories when it comes to this salad]

[new restaurants in new cities]

[dodging rain drops]
 [picking peaches in the backyard]
 [amazing views]
[rockin' on the riverfront]

[my first ever steam engine ride]
A, I cannot thank you enough for all the fun I had with you this summer. I will cherish the memories we created forever. I don’t think either of us is ready for the fall, however I cannot wait for all the fall memories we are about to create. P.S. I cannot believe it’s already been over a year since THIS date happened and changed everything - and is definitely a night I could never forget. xo

Five Things

 {Little Sable Point Lighthouse}

This past week was definitely an interesting one. A and I took a little road trip, and things didn’t go exactly as planned. However, both of us stayed calmed and did what we could to make the best of the situation and fix the issues we were presented with. That being said, for me it was a turning point in our relationship. It showed how we reacted in a high-pressure situation, and how we worked to resolve the issues. I feel like since we have pretty good communication skills, as things were communicated things got done, issues got resolved and the weekend ended without any fighting at all. Let’s face it any negative situation stinks, but we got through this one, and it gave me that extra boost of confidence that if we work together as a team we can easily get through things. I can’t wait to see what this weekend brings…besides rain.

 {Gamers}
 {So glad I rode doubles with you - it was ridiculously fun}
 {Hello Lake Michigan}

{If you love Broadway shows you have to see Something Rotten}