HGTV Host is Pumped for Big Race and Big Stage Role

Mika Kleinschmidt has confirmed she’s good below strain, which can turn out to be useful over the subsequent two weeks. She and her husband, Brian, assist purchasers construct spectacular homes in 100 days or much less on HGTV’s “100 Day Dream Home,” navigating main hurdles and fast turnarounds with every mission. And the couple gained the second season of “Rock The Block,” in order that they’ve confirmed they will win in aggravating moments.

That capacity to excel in high-pressure conditions is bound to be an asset as Kleinschmidt faces two nerve-wracking occasions over the subsequent two weeks: going to Nationals along with her highly-competitive dragon boat racing workforce and performing within the Tony Award-Winning musical “In The Heights.”

Here’s the news on each occasions on Kleinschmidt’s high-pressure to-do checklist…

Before Hitting the Stage, Kleinschmidt Will Hit the Water

Kleinschmidt has been busy coaching for a world-class competitors with the Tampa Blade Runners — probably the most aggressive dragon boat racing groups within the United States. Dragon boats, which originated in China, are sometimes lengthy and slender boats, ornately designed and with a drum on board to supply rhythm for the paddlers.

The Club Crew World Dragon Boat Championships happen in Sarasota, Fla. from July 19 – 24, 2022, with 80 groups from around the globe anticipated to compete — together with Kleinschmidt’s workforce.On July 16, she posted pictures on Instagram of herself and her workforce making ready for the massive occasion. She wrote, “Last and solely probability to scope out our race venue earlier than Nationals begin subsequent week! LFG!!!”

In 2019, Kleinschmidt — who’s been a part of the workforce for a few years — informed Tampa’s Fox 13 News how she stays cool below strain throughout huge races. “The technique is principally ensuring you lock it in, do not actually take note of what is going on on round, simply focus in your boat, as a result of that is the one boat you may management on the market,” she stated.

Kleinschmidt’s Also Rehearsing for “In The Heights”

Once the competitors is over, Kleinschmidt will commerce dragon boat racing for on-stage performing. Starting July 29, Kleinschmidt will play the function of salon proprietor and mega-gossiper Daniela in a brand new manufacturing of “In The Heights” on the Spanish Lyric Theater in Tampa, Fla. The musical, which was additionally launched as a film in 2021, tells the story of a tight-knit group in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, following characters who’re striving for a greater life.

On June 1, Kleinschmidt posted a video to Instagram of the cast doing its first run-through of songs. She wrote, “After a 2 12 months delay it has lastly begun! Last night time was our first sing via and the expertise on this cast leaves me speechless. This show goes to be one thing particular , do not miss it!”

The Kleinschmidts are huge supporters of group theater. In May 2022, Brian and his mother — a former music instructor — carried out in “Titanic: the Musical” on the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton, Fla. Mika additionally periodically sings for her followers on Instagram.

The Spanish Lyric Theater’s manufacturing of “In The Heights” runs July 29 – Aug. 7 on the HCC YBOR Mainstage Theater in Tampa.

Once these two main occasions in Kleinschmidt’s life are full, she will be able to proceed to concentrate on actual property, parenting, and doubtlessly beginning to movie once more, although HGTV has not but introduced whether or not “100 Day Dream Home” has been renewed for a fourth season.


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