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Thursday, June 30, 2022

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is coming to Broadway in Detroit!



Broadway In Detroit announced today that individual tickets for the Detroit premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will go on sale on July 8 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available online at, charge by phone (800) 982-2787, and in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times calls it “a breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson (Fosse/Verdon)a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La LandThe Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (RentNext to Normal).

Declared “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post’s Peter Marks, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike. It went on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards. The show launched its First North American Tour at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado and has since performed in more than 40 cities across North America playing for more than 1.5 million audience members. The show’s now-iconic blue polo and arm cast are part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200, entering the chart at #8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since
1961 – and went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Recommended for ages 12+; This production contains some adult themes, including discussions of suicide. Children under the age of five will not be permitted in the theatre.

For more information on Dear Evan Hansen, visit the show’s website and social media pages at:

Performance times for the Dear Evan Hansen appearing September 27 – October 9, 2022 at the Fisher Theatre located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
  • Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
  • Special Open Caption performance on Sunday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen start at $50 (includes facility fee) and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 800-982-2787, and in person 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 (10 or more) please email or call 313-871-1132.

Tickets for the Open Captioned performance can be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the fourth show in Broadway In Detroit’s 60th Anniversary Subscription Season which also includes My Fair Lady, Ain’t Too Proud, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Beetlejuice, and Jagged Little Pill. Full Series Subscriptions, which start at $365 and include a ticket to all six shows, are still available at

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 verify 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.

All ticket purchasers will receive a Broadway In Detroit Health & Safety Guide via email in the days prior to their performance. This guide will also be posted on the company’s website ( and available at the Fisher Theatre box office. It will have the latest information on the company’s health and safety protocols as well as information on what to expect when you arrive at the theatre.

For more information on Broadway In Detroit, subscriptions, group sales and more, please visit

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Broadway In Detroit is a part of the Ambassador Theatre Group.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Headed to a Game or Concert? Grab this Clear bag for just $13!!

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

10 Ideal Supplements to Help You Relax Your Muscles


We all know that tension in our muscles after a long day of work or when we're stressed out. While there are many ways to relax your muscles, supplements can also be a great way to help. Here are some of the best supplements to help you relax your muscles and get relief from tension and stress.

1. Chamomile

Chamomile is a popular herbal tea that you can also take in supplement form. Chamomile has long been used as a natural remedy for anxiety and stress relief. It contains compounds called flavonoids that may have calming and relaxing effects on the body. Chamomile supplements are believed to be a great way to relax your muscles, reduce tension, and promote a sense of calmness and relaxation.

2. Magnesium Complex

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a role in many bodily functions, including muscle relaxation. Magnesium supplements may help to relax your muscles and reduce tension. Magnesium complex is a great supplement to get you the magnesium you need for muscle relaxation and stress relief.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Red, White and Blue Crafts

  1. Summer Mason Jar Vases - fun, festive, and …. best of all … super SIMPLE!
  2. Patriotic Clothespin Wreath - super easy to make and cost less than $10 to make! Well, if that isn’t worth celebrating, I don’t know what is!
  3. Patriotic Banner Printable - This Free Patriotic Banner Printable is perfect for all of your Fourth of July decor and party fun
  4. Red, White and Blue Mason Jars - painted and distressed with stars and stripes.  And put together to make an American flag.
  5. Easy 4th of July Planter - This DIY patriotic planter is a winner when it comes to cute and easy craft projects. It's fun to decorate while decorating your porch, yard or garden with the Stars and Stripes.
  6. Patriotic USA Sign Display - Display some fun pictures of your kids or pets this Summer!
  7. 3 Star String Art - Here is an intermediate tutorial for a 3 Star String Art decoration. Hang it outside on your porch or lean it indoors on your fireplace mantle. Where ever you put it, it’ll be an impressive piece of decor.
  8. Patriotic Mason Jars - recycled mason jars make this craft easy, cheap and fun to make!
  9. USA Map Wooden Door Hanger - Display some cute American pride on your front door from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July all the way to Labor Day!
  10. Patriotic Wreath - fun, easy clothespin wreath to show your love for your country ALL SUMMER LONG!
  11. Patriotic Painted Rocks - If you enjoy painting rocks, you’ll absolutely love to make these simple patriotic painted rocks. They are great for the 4th of July as well as Memorial Day and Labor day too!!
  12. Silverware Holder - This simple DiY silverware holder is an easy project to store forks, knives, and spoons at a cookout or dinner party. A few basic craft supplies make this easy to make for July 4th or to match any party theme.
  13. Americana Wreath for the Front Door - If you’re wondering how to make a wreath for the front door, keep reading for an easy Americana wreath tutorial that’s perfect for summer.
  14. Patriotic Art with Fabric Scraps -  easy patriotic art with fabric scraps. Because the flag looks great outside, but we shouldn’t neglect the interior of our homes.
  15. Sparkling Star Decorations - sparkling stars are great for a myriad of uses to celebrate all Summer long! Make garland, use them as cupcake toppers or even just stick them to the wall! So many ideas!
  16. Fireworks Dried Flower Bouquet - Dried hydrangeas make this beautiful arrangement! Great for a table centerpiece or to make a wreath with!

Monday, May 30, 2022

Mosquitoes Want your Blood


Have you ever had a vacation spoiled by that itchy feeling?

I mean the one you get after you have been bitten by a mosquito.

One itchy bite is not too much of an issue. But if you have more than one, then it can quickly become very annoying.

It gets even more frustrating when you find that those around you are not itching nearly as much because they have only been bitten once or twice.

What makes you so much more attractive to mosquitos?

Could it be that your blood just tastes that much better to mosquitos? What type of blood do mosquitos like?

Do mosquitos have a favorite blood type?

Mosquito bites are not just annoying and, they also spread deadly diseases like Malaria, Zika, and Dengue Fever.

For this reason, scientists have investigated several factors that attract mosquitos to bite people. One of these factors was found to be blood type.

Each blood type in humans has a distinct set of specific proteins, called antigens. It is the protein from our blood that the female mosquitos need to successfully give birth to their offspring.

There are four different blood types:

  • Blood type A: only A antigen on the surface of red blood cells

  • Blood type B: only B antigen on the surface of red blood cells

  • Blood type AB: both A and B antigens on the surface of red blood cells

  • Blood type O: no A or B antigen on the surface of red blood cells

Many people also secrete these antigens through their saliva or tears. Scientists refer to those people as secretors. If you have blood type A, you are a type
A secretor, while those with blood type O secrete H antigen which is a precursor to A and B antigens.

What blood type do mosquitos prefer?

It has been found that mosquitos are more attracted to people with blood type O. This is based on a 1974 study of 102 human participants. Which found those with O type blood were bitten more than people with other blood types.

A more recent 2019 study placed different blood types into separate feeders. It was observed that mosquitos preferred to feed on the type O feeder much more than the feeders with other blood types.

A 2004 study examined mosquito preference for blood type between type O and A. When blood type antigens were applied to the arms of study participants, it was found that significantly more mosquitos were attracted to people to the H antigen, that is, blood type O.

The conclusion is that mosquitos may be able to sense the antigens secreted through tears and saliva as they approach a person.

However, there are other known factors that will attract mosquitos:

What else attracts Mosquitos?

Clothing – mosquitos prefer dark colors like green, black and red. Instead wear, softer colors like pastels, beige, or white.

Carbon Dioxide – we emit this when we breathe out, something you can’t avoid doing. Mosquitos can sense carbon dioxide from a significant distance. The more you exhale the more attractive you become. Larger people exhale more.

You could hold your breath around mosquitos, but that will only help for a minute or two. If you are overweight, losing weight might lead to fewer mosquito bites.

Heat and Sweat - mosquitoes have a nose for other scents too. They can sniff out lactic acid, ammonia, and other compounds found in our sweat. Strenuous exercise increases the buildup of lactic acid and heat in your body and will have you breathing more heavily too.

Lively” Skin - your skin is naturally teeming with microscopic life. The combination of bacteria and sweat creates a distinct fragrance that attracts mosquitos. Bathing regularly may help.

Pregnancy - -an African study in 2000 found those who were pregnant attracted twice as many mosquitos compared to those who were not pregnant. This could be because of carbon dioxide and heat, those in late pregnancy exhale 21% more volume of breath and their abdomens are about one degree warmer.

Beer - one study found significantly more mosquitoes flew toward the participants who had drunk one liter of beer than those who had drunk a liter of water. Why is still unclear. But if you’re near mosquitos and intend to drink beer, take precautions.


When mosquitos are nearby, they want your blood. If you have blood type O, they may be more attracted to you than to others. You should always take precautions by covering up and spraying insect repellant over yourself.

You can also try wearing softer colored clothing, don’t exercise, keep cool to prevent sweat and heat, keep yourself clean to limit your bacteria, and avoid beer and pregnancy!