Summer Hours: June-August
(closed Monday & Tuesday)
12 (noon)-5:00 pm and one hour prior to show time
Regular Season Hours: September-May
12 (noon)-5:00 pm and one hour prior to show time
Located in theater outer entry
400 North Maumee
Several local performing groups call the TCA home. Find out who they are and what they are about:
The TCA Big Band & VocalAires was initially formed in 2004 as an in-house group at the TCA, intent solely on offering an opportunity for area musicians to share their love of big band music with the community through a few concerts a year. While we still present two concerts at the TCA per year, one in May and one in December, the group has also performed at such diverse places as Lenawee County's annual Relay for Life The Clinton Fall Festival; The Lenawee County Fair; Tecumseh Recreation Department's Music in the Park series; Hickman Cancer Center Fundraiser, Graze to Raise to benefit cancer patients' treatment costs; St. John's Lutheran Church Benefit for the Catherine Herrick Cobb Domestic Violence Center; Toe Tappin' at the Tate; the Tecumseh Technological Park Groundbreaking Ceremony; and as TCA pre-show guests of the Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Arte Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Cab Calloway Orchestras, as well as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The band has performed not only in Lenawee County, but also in Washtenaw, and Jackson Counties in Michigan, and Lucas County in Ohio. As of March 2012, a mere 8 years after its inception, the group has performed more than 90 times.
The volunteer group consist of people from all walks of life, including college and high school band and vocal directors, retirees, business owners, medical industry employees, Tecumseh and Onsted City, and Raisin Township Employees, including the Tecumseh City Fire Chief, a U of M employee, college students, as well as a corporate pilot, and range in age from 19 to 70+ years. Past and present members hail from many local Lenawee County towns including Tecumseh, Adrian, Blissfield, Morenci, Onsted, Manitou Beach, Clinton, and Cement City, as well as Washtenaw County's Ann Arbor, Saline, and Dexter, Hillsdale County's Somerset Center, and Monroe County's Temperance and Monroe.
Adrian College's Director of Bands and Department Chair, Dr. Marty Marks is the group's director and lead alto sax player, with former Tecumseh Schools' Instrumental Music Director and lead tenor sax player Jim Rice, former Hudson Band Director and lead trombone player John Ashley, and former Bedford Schools and Monroe Community College Band Director, and 15 year director of the State of Michigan's MSBOA Paul Stanifer serving as assistants. The group boasts a full big band compliment of five saxes, four trombones, four trumpets, four rhythm players, and six vocalists.
We have a great time performing this music, and hope you'll come along for the ride! For additional information or booking info contact: TCA Big Band Manger Karen Bunch email: techdirector@theTCA.org
Tecumseh Youth Theatre provides experiences and opportunities for the participation live theatre for the area youth. We have a commitment to showcasing youth talent in live theatre productions, giving students the opportunity to perform and learn about multiple facets of theatre production. In addition, TYT strives to bring quality theater productions to the community using youth talent, assisted and supported by experienced, caring adults in an effort to support the arts and bring them to as wide an audience as possible.
TYT presents three shows per season, a high-school aged play or drama, a high school aged musical and a middle-school aged musical. Any youth who lives in the Tecumseh School District area or attends Tecumseh Public Schools is invited to audition for roles in the three shows. Audition dates will be posted on the TYT and the TCA web sites. Students interested in working on lights and sound for the productions should contact the Tecumseh Center for the Arts.
The Tecumseh Pops Orchestra was established in 1981 to foster, promote, and
increase the musical knowledge and appreciation of our citizens. The Tecumseh
Community Chorus was established shortly thereafter, providing additional diversity
to our musical repertoire. Since then, the Orchestra and Chorus have presented two
shows per year – the Holiday Concert on the first Sunday in December, and the
Spring Concert on the first Sunday in May.
The musicians of the Orchestra, and the vocalists of the Chorus come from all walks of life. Teachers, retirees,
medical and business professionals, students, homemakers, and many other professions are represented within
our membership. All have various musical backgrounds, from performing professionally to singing in the
shower. There is one driving force that brings us all together, and that is the love of music . . .
New members are always welcome! Weekly rehearsals begin approximately 8-10 weeks before each concert.
To join our mailing list, or if you are interested in becoming a member of one or both groups, contact us at:
Tecumseh Pops Orchestra & Community Chorus P.O. Box 125 Tecumseh, MI 49286
The Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh has been presenting the Travel and Adventure Series for over 30 years. Shows are the second Tuesday of October, November, January, February, March and April, each month a different city, country or region is featured.
Each digital film is shown on the big screen at TCA and is hosted and narrated live by the film maker. You'll find the films adventurous, educational and for a truly enriching experience. For a truly relaxing travel experience order the complete Travel Adventure Sereis.
The Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh holds weekly breakfast meetings on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church on Bishop Reed Drive in Tecumseh. Kiwanis Club serves the Tecumseh community with many sponsored events and activities.
At Dance Steps Studio, Inc. we will share our passion for the art of dance with the students that we teach, providing them with the highest quality of instruction and strive to make a positive influence in each and every life that we touch.
Laurie Stoianowski – Owner/Director
123 S. Ottawa St.
Tecumseh, MI 49286
740 Woodland Dr. East
Saline, MI 48176
5449 Countryside Dr.
Saline, MI 48176
"Professional Instruction in a Positive Environment."
Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Combo Classes (Ballet/Tap) (Hip Hop/Tap) (Lyrical/Hip Hop), and Mommy & Me.
Director – Ashley Palmer
P.O. Box 337
124 E. Maumee St
Adrian, MI 49221
Tecumseh Dance Workshop (TDW) strives to provide a quality Dance Education, through highly trained and experienced Faculty. Our Mission is to nurture an appreciation of the Arts, instill a strong work ethic, self discipline, a sense of fulfillment and a knowledge of Dance Theory and Technique. TDW welcomes you and your student.
We have hard-working and concerned Faculty who will be working with your student. The Faculty has not changed in many years and is the primary reason that so many of our students have been chosen for the most Prestigious Pre-Professional Schools in the country. Dance education is most rewarding when the student works consistently to the best of their ability.
Director Helene Knierim, RAD, RTS, AIDTA
115 Bidwell Street
Tecumseh, MI 4928
Phone: (517) 423-3937