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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

THE NAKED MAGICIANS at Detroit Music Hall, March 6 & 7



THE NAKED MAGICIANS RETURN TO TOUR U.S.
FOLLOWING LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY

AUDIENCES ARE READY FOR THE NAUGHTIEST AND FUNNIEST
MAGIC SHOW IN THE WORLD

DETROIT, MI, January 27, 2020 – Following their smash hit 2019 residency at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, The Naked Magicians will return to the U.S. for a coast-to-coast tour in 2020 making a stop in Detroit at The Music Hall, March 6 & 7.  Starring Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, two of Australia’s most famous magicians, the duo will forego top hats and capes for full frontal illusions complete with magic, muscles and endless laughs.

Tickets for The Naked Magicians start at $39 and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased at The Music Hall and Fisher Theatre box offices.

Perfect for date night or the ultimate “Girls Night Out,” The Naked Magicians have performed -- and undressed -- for millions of fans in more than 250 cities and seven countries.  “Good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants,” says Tyler. “When we say ‘abracadabra,’ the audience isn’t always looking at our hands.”

The buff bros went from best friends to partners in prestidigitation following several boisterous audience members asking them to make their clothes disappear. "It's kind of crazy because magic is the second-oldest profession ever and we couldn't believe that no one had combined the two things that everyone loves — magic and nudity," says Wayne.

The broad-shouldered Wayne and proud owner of a freakishly long tongue is the first Australian magician in TV history to have his own TV series (More Than Magic). The sporty tan lines and incredible physique seen on stage hint at Tyler’s Speedo-wearing days when he swam competitively at the Australian National Championships and Pan Pacific Games before becoming a professional magician. “Being on stage doing magic without relying on pockets or sleeves does add that extra challenge and ups our game,” Wayne says.

For more information go to www.nakedmagicians.com and follow The Naked Magicians online on Facebook (@sleevesuppantsdown), Twitter @NakedMagicians and Instagram @thenakedmagicians.

Performance times for The Naked Magicians appearing March 6 & 7, 2020 at The Music Hall, located at 350 Madison Ave. in Detroit are:

·         Friday evening performance at 7:00 p.m.
·         Saturday evening performances at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Tickets for The Naked Magicians start at $39 (includes facility fee) and are now on sale.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased at The Music Hall and Fisher Theatre box offices. For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com

A limited number of PREMIUM VIP seats are available in the first two rows of the theatre which include an exclusive post-show Meet & Greet and Q&A with The Naked Magicians cast and creators, plus the ultimate cheeky photo taken by the show and digitally delivered to VIP ticket holders!

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.

Follow Broadway In Detroit on Facebook (BroadwayInDetroit), Twitter @BroadwayDetroit and Instagram @Broadwayindetroit.


Tips to Stay Organized on your Trip





Proper preparation saves time and helps avoid inconvenience when traveling. If you are an avid traveler, you understand the need for being organized. US travelers take approximately 436 million domestic trips annually. Planning and organizing efficiently for your trip helps assure that you will be able to make the most out of your vacation time. The tips that follow will help you stay organized on your next trip.

Create a Checklist

When preparing for your trip, you can’t afford to neglect or overlook anything that is critical to your vacation. Think over every aspect of your trip, and make sure that you have everything listed that you will need. This list should include all of the things that you will need to pack and take with you.

Create an Itinerary

Having your trip planned down to the hour is a way of making sure to stay on schedule. Creating an itinerary means that you have to research every aspect of your trip to determine when you will need to arrive at specific locations.

The use of an itinerary is a way to stay organized and still maintain a level of spontaneity. This is done by listing various options pertaining to things you can do when you reach your destination.

Pack Modestly

It is easier to stay organized when you pack light. The more you pack, the more you have to keep track of. If you can reduce everything to one piece of luggage, you will have flexibility and better mobility. You also want to pack with anticipation of extreme weather.

Have Organized Carry-On Bag

If you are taking a flight to your destination, having a carry-on bag is essential. You can use this bag as a way to transport some snacks and other common items that you may typically pack in your luggage. Only pack the things you feel you need, and avoid packing items that are prohibited during your flight.

Unpack Upon Arrival

When you reach your destination, you will want to unpack your suitcase right away. It is unorganized to live out of your suitcase. Unpack your garments and place them in drawers and on hangers.

Prepare for TSA

The TSA is an inconvenient part of traveling with airlines. Having to remove your shoes and belt and remove the contents of your pockets can be a real headache. Prepare by wearing slide on shoes and keep the contents of your pockets to a minimum.

Keep a Travel Journal

Maintaining a travel journal is a way to keep track of anything that you feel is important while on your trip. Say, for instance, you find Dayton houses for sale; you can write down the information pertaining to these properties. You can also keep mementos and keepsakes in your travel journal.

Conclusion

There is no substitute for proper preparation. Being organized when traveling allows you to vacation with the peace of mind that comes with being ready and having everything in order.



Friday, December 27, 2019

Are Your Children Getting Enough Fun in their Lives?




How much fun would you say your children get on a regular basis?

Sure, many kids can create fun times by playing with friends, watching cartoons or videos and more.

That said you want them to have more than just play time or the television to entertain them.
So, where can you turn to provide more fun in your child’s life?

Come up with Ways to Make Your Child Smile
In coming up with ways to make your kid smile, it often involves taking some time to think about things.

So, give yourself some thinking time, clear your mind and get to coming up with more fun for your child.

One option would be to plan a family trip. This is even more important if it has been a while since the family had a chance to get away from the daily grind.
No, a family trip does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. By planning far enough ahead and looking for values, chances are high your family can travel. That is without having major financial repercussions.

So, if seeking tickets for Universal Studios Orlando or other destinations, get on it.
One avenue to explore is the Internet.

Many brands have websites and are quite active on social media. As a result, chances are rather good you will find ways to save money when you get your family out of the home more often.

By taking your children on some trips during the year, it does several things.
One, they get out of the home and see some new or familiar sites that they like.

Second, there is the opportunity for them to learn. Whether they go to a theme park, museum or other locale, chances are high they learn something.

Last, such trips are a great opportunity for some family bonding. Given how quick kids grow up, you want to enjoy all the time you have with them while they are young.
So, plan a trip and make your child smile time and time again.

How Active is Your Child?
It is not a good idea to run your child into the ground with too many activities. That said not having enough things for them to do can also be problematic.

With this in mind, it is good to come up with a reasonable amount of activities for them to stay busy. If you worry they will burn out, keep in mind that summer breaks and breaks over the holidays allow them to relax.

That said you should be able to come up with enough activities in and around the home to create a fun atmosphere.

For example, do you have a child with an interest in or a talent for sports?

If so, encourage them to go out for a sport in their area. Many communities have youth sports programs available. Not only can your child hone a talent, but it gives them a good chance to bond with other children their age.

You can also encourage your child to play an instrument, get involved in their church and more for fun times.

At the end of the day, where the next adventure awaits for your child is up to you and them.



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

ROALD DAHL’S Charlie and the Chocolate Factory coming to DETROIT!




PERFORMANCES FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 1, 2020
AT THE DETROIT OPERA HOUSE

TICKETS ON SALE ON NOVEMBER 17, 2019


DETROIT, MI, November 5, 2019 – Broadway In Detroit is thrilled to announce that tickets for the February 18 – March 1 engagement of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at the Detroit Opera House will go on sale Sunday, November 17.

Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at broadwayindetroit.com or ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased at the Detroit Opera House and Fisher Theatre box offices beginning on Monday, November 18.

Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the story of Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, who has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!