Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) is welcoming The Cat’s Pajamas as part of its 2018-2019 National Touring Season! With no additional instruments other than their voices, The Cat's Pajamas captivates audiences with their high energy, charming personalities, and impressive showmanship. The Cat’s Pajamas takes a cappella to a whole new level.
The Cat's Pajamas are 5 high energy singers who create all the sounds of a band using only their voices. The group was formed in 2005 by Brian Skinner whose passion and drive for performing and music production is the heartbeat (and drum beat) of The Cat's Pajamas. The original members had previously worked together in college groups at The University of Wisconsin such as the Wisconsin Singers and a cappella groups the MadHatters and Redefined.
After their first contract in college and original demo, The Cat's Pajamas were hired as guest entertainers by Norwegian Cruise Lines where they performed 40 weeks a year for three years, and quickly became their highest rated act. They were also asked to sing as part of Oprah's Cruise of a Lifetime.
After perpetual cruising and touring on land, The Cat's Pajamas decided to move down to Branson, Missouri. Since the move they've been performing over 200 shows a year! The Cat's Pajamas reached millions of new viewers when they performed on NBC's hit show The Sing Off. Recent appearances have included being hand-picked by the amazing Andy Williams to continue his legacy at his Moon River Theatre, performing nightly at Music City Centre Theater on the Branson's strip and headlining at Resorts Casino (a Mohegan Sun property) in Atlantic City, NJ. They were also chosen to be part of PBS' TV special "Doo Wop Generations" which aired nationwide in March of 2018. Most recently, The Cat's Pajamas were selected to sing on Broadway as part of an a cappella competition at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre after an evening performance of the hit musical Kinky Boots (at the time starring Wayne Brady, David Cook and Pentatonix' Kirstin Maldonado).
Come sing and dance the night away with The Cat’s Pajamas at Tecumseh Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Both concessions and the TCA bar will begin serving at 6:30 pm. Beer and wine are available. Sponsored in part by Martin’s Home Center and WLEN 103.9 FM, tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors, youth and military members. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street, Tecumseh, Michigan, or on-line at www.thetca.org.
By: TCA Technical Director Karen Bunch
Do you have a “Bucket List”? You know, those lists we all make that “someday I’ll do that”? Some people’s lists are long and filled with adventure. Some aren’t long at all, but still filled with fun and adventure. Some include more time with family and friends. Some include all of the above. For many people, that list includes traveling to exotic or maybe not-so-exotic places.
If you aren’t crossing these places off, what holds you back at the moment? Time? Money? Someone to watch the family’s FurKids, or maybe the Feather- or FinKids? Possibly someone to house-sit? Maybe you would prefer to travel with a guide who speaks the local language and knows the best places to visit. Well, the Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh has a solution for ALL of those challenges with their annual Travel and Adventure Series! Every second Tuesday of the months of October, November, January, February, March, and April, the Club hosts “guides” at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) who have traveled and filmed far-away lands, as well as those special places closer to home. Their live-narrated film presentations promise to take you (virtually) to another place, to experience a land faraway (or a land right next door)!
Concerned about time? Presentations start at 7:30 p.m. and last about 2 hours. Money? It’s only $5 a ticket for individual shows, and $24 for all 6 shows! Someone to watch the Fur-, Feather- or FinKids? The house probably won’t miss you, because you’ll only be gone a couple of hours, and the FurKids will forgive you for leaving them home alone … if you bring them a treat! Personal Guide? You’ll get that and more from the filmmakers themselves.
Maybe you DO have the time, money, and someone to look after things here, but you’d like to take advantage of this great opportunity to preview what to see and do as you fulfill that vacation on your Bucket List. Many people have taken advantage of that aspect of the Kiwanis film series, and one of the best parts about the evening? Most filmmakers are available at intermission and after the show to answer your questions. In addition, all presenters offer DVD’s of their various adventures, so you might want to take advantage of that opportunity as well.
Through its 38-year history, the Kiwanis Travel and Adventure Series has taken its audiences all over the world. As someone who has had the pleasure to meet and work with 95% of the presenters who have visited the TCA, I can tell you that you will definitely get your money’s worth!
Of the many presentations I’ve had the great fortune to see over the years, I most enjoy those that are closer to home, such as the Adventures of the Grand Canyon, Lewis and Clark Trail, Hawaii, The Pacific Northwest, and the Trans Canadian Railway.
A few of the “Tuesday Destinations” I have actually seen and enjoy revisiting, some I have yet to visit. But, I too have a personal Bucket List that includes overseas travel - England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia, and Iceland top that list. Kissing The Blarney Stone, seeing Loch Ness, the castles, London, The Scottish Highlands, Reykjavik and their Symphony Orchestra, Iceland’s geological wonders, Fiords National Park - Te Wahipounamu, The Outback and Sydney Opera House. All are intriguing to me, and while visiting them in person isn’t in the immediate future, all have been within reach through the Travel and Adventure Series.
January 8, 2019 provides yet another opportunity to see an “exotic land,” as we travel from Egypt to Gibraltar. I’ve always been fascinated by the Pyramids and local customs, dress and cuisine, and look forward to a trip around that part of the Mediterranean. Exploring the region from the comfort of the TCA could be just
“the ticket” and beginning for you and me! Egypt to Gibraltar, How to Travel the World for Free, The Colorado Plateau, and Germany, Switzerland & Austria are all available for you to discover from January thru April of 2019.
I love to travel, and have had the great good fortune of checking-off one personal Bucket List item relating to travel, and that is to visit all 50 States. I’ve also visited Tijuana, Mexico, and 5 of the 13 Provinces and Territories of Canada. Some places I’ve traveled to solo, some I’ve traveled to with family members, some with friends, but all are memorable.
So what Continental destinations or overseas countries are on your list? How adventurous do you want to be? The perfect place to start that discovery is with the Kiwanis Travel and Adventure Series at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts! Who knows where you will be inspired to go after you “virtually visit” new locations without “leaving town?” Bucket List? Check!
From marriage to homeownership, hilarious memories are bound to become unforgettable stories. Come forget about your unshoveled sidewalks and dusty shelves, and instead be transformed into the world of suburbia comedy with Lawn & Disorder.
Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) is thrilled to jump start the New Year with Lawn & Disorder on January 26, 2019. The dynamic duo of Karen Morgan and Jim Colliton will delight and excite with their clean stand-up comedy and crazy couple game shows. Karen began her comedy career as a Finalist on Nickelodeon’s Search for the Funniest Mom in America and has since been featured on Sirius XM and commercials for Wal-Mart and Zyrtec. Bedford, Massachusetts native, Jim Colliton, has appeared on networks such as Comedy Central, NBC, FOX, and AXStv.
Is your house a disaster? Is your yard a disgrace? Is your family crazy? Great! You are our people. Join us for the comedy of Lawn & Disorder!
National headlining comedians Karen Morgan & Jim Colliton join together in this hilarious show about life as we know it: mowing grass, talking trash and better halves that make us laugh. Through stand-up comedy, audience participation and a crazy couples game show, Jim and Karen make us forget about the dirty dishes in the sink at home.
Join us as Lawn & Disorder shakes the winter chill off at Tecumseh Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 26. This show is the theater’s second event of this year’s National Touring Season. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:30 pm. Sponsored in part by Carpet On Wheels and Kirchhoff Automotive, tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors, youth and military members. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street, Tecumseh, Michigan, or on-line at www.thetca.org.
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