Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) was the recipient of a grant from Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation totaling $10,360. The Foundation awarded the grant as part of a matching fund program to purchase a communications system and four new wireless microphones for the theater. Previously, the TCA received $4,989 from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs to be used for this project.
“Tecumseh Center for the Arts is a true gem within the community,” stated the City Manager Dan Swallows. “We thank the Tecumseh community, business sponsors and patrons who have supported the theater since it was originally gifted to the city over 35 years ago. It is because of the support of donors and supporters like the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation that we can continue to make ongoing improvements to the facility while enhancing the theater experience for our patrons.”
The new communication and sound system will be a true asset to the theater and the wide variety of talented professionals and community groups that perform on the TCA stage. TCA staff provides sound, light and technical support for nearly every performance at the theater. The new communication devices and sound system will replace equipment that was originally purchased in 1991.
“We are extremely appreciative and grateful for the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation,” stated Director of Leisure and Cultural Affairs Shelley Lim. “They continue to support the theater in our fundraising efforts and remain one of our biggest supporters. We’re looking forward to improving the theater going experience for all of our patrons with this new equipment.”
They're back and it's going to be one wild ride! Lightwire Theater is returning to the TCA stage on Saturday, February 27, 2016. This time they'll be performing Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey.
In 2012, Lightwire Theater was featured in America’s Got Talent (season 7) which launched them into the national spotlight. Since then, Lightwire Theater has been fortunate to travel internationally, sharing their unique brand of storytelling with audiences of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.
During the fall of 2014, Lightwire Theater had the opportunity to compete in truTV’s newest competition series, Fake Off. In addition, their holiday production, A Very Electric Christmas debuted on public television stations in select markets.
Come watch this year's performance featuring Marvin the mouse's adventure that will take him on a wild ride through the cosmos. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, Marvin is labeled as a loser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero.
Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and views awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves?
Tickets for this year's performance can be purchased online through out website at www.thetca.org, in person at our box office or over the phone by calling 517-423-6617.
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.