Tecumseh Youth Theatre (TYT) and Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) are hosting drama camp sessions for elementary, middle, and high school students this summer. The camps are sponsored by TYT and TCA. All three camps are taking place at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts located at 400 North Maumee Street in Tecumseh.
The elementary camp is geared for students entering 2nd - 5th grades in the fall. The camp will take place July 11-15 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. The youngest of our performers will learn all about live theater from on stage performances to behind the scenes. This camp will provide students the opportunity to perform live on stage or work behind the scenes with a final performance on Friday evening. The cost is just $120 per student and $100 for each additional student in the same family. Youth attending camp should bring their sack lunch each day.
Middle school students entering 6th-9th grade can participate in the Middle School Camp scheduled for July 18-22 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. As middle school students, this camp will provide more hands-on training and instruction on what it takes to put on a live performance. Attendees will learn music, dance, and acting as well as set construction and technical support. A final performance will conclude with a show on Friday evening. The cost is just $120 per student and $100 for each additional student in the same family. Youth attending camp should bring their sack lunch each day.
High school students entering 10th grade through graduating seniors can participate in a one-week camp July 25-29. This year’s camp will be a little more challenging but always fun as participants learn a little more difficult dance routines, engage in exciting vocal experiences and even learn some modern takes on Shakespeare. Of course students will also receive hands-on training with lights, stage props, costumes, sound and light boards. The cost is just $120 per student and $100 for each additional student in the same family. Youth attending camp should bring their sack lunch each day.
The TYT and TCA are thrilled to have additional staffing this year featuring recent music theater graduates in addition to Tecumseh Youth Theatre Directors and staff from Tecumseh Center for the Arts.
Space is limited so youth should register as soon as possible! Registration forms can be printed from the TCA website or picked up at the TCA Box Office, Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday from 12-5:00 pm. All camp materials will be provided by TCA/TYT.
To our loyal TCA patrons,
Thank you, thank you, thank you! It’s because of you that Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) has enjoyed another successful season. We greatly appreciate your support and cannot believe our 35th year is coming to an end.
If you attended one of our shows … thank you!
If you donated money through one of our fundraisers or sponsorships … thank you!
If you volunteered your time or talents … thank you!
Don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend one of this year’s shows, you still have time! We will close out our season on May 22, 2016, at 4 pm with the much beloved TCA Big Band & VocalAires Spring Concert “Love Notes”. Tickets are still available and it promises to be an amazing event as they perform hits from A & M Recording artists. So mark your calendars and call or stop by Tuesday-Friday from 12 noon to 5 pm to purchase your tickets at the Box Office. You can also buy tickets online at our recently updated website www.TheTCA.org.
Our season may be coming to a close, but summer fun is just getting started! Our Black Box Summer Series takes place the fourth Thursday of June, July and August. Enjoy hot talent in a cool and relaxed atmosphere. As always, we are featuring Pure Michigan Talent! This summer’s lineup includes an evening with the Tecumseh Players, and music by The Crossed Lines and Kylee Phillips. Remember, tickets are $10 per show or purchase the entire series for just $25; a $5 savings!
We’re also gearing up for our annual Summer Drama Camp, in partnership with Tecumseh Youth Theatre. Elementary Camp runs July 11 – 15, Middle School Camp is July 18 – 22, and High School Camp is July 25 - 29. Times are 9 am to 4 pm each day and the registration fee is $120 for the first student and $100 for each additional student in the same family. Campers always have a blast while learning acting and singing skills and techniques, as well as gaining knowledge of costuming, set design, lighting and sound. Registration begins June 1 and space is limited, so be sure to secure your child or grandchild’s space. Registration forms will be available online starting June 1.
Most importantly, keep an eye out for exciting things to come! We have a lot of great things happening at the TCA and can’t wait to tell you all about it. You can keep up-to-date with the TCA on our website, social media sites; Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube, or receive our monthly email newsletter (you can sign-up through our website).
Again, thank you. Remember the best way to support the Tecumseh Center for the Arts is to attend one of our shows. See you at the theater!
Shelley Lim, Director of Cultural and Leisure Activities Kathy Field, Director of Operations
Karen Bunch, Technical Director Kelly Jo Gilmore, Sales and Marketing Manager
Joanna Gall, Box Office Manager Ross Travis, Assistant Technical Director
Come celebrate spring with the TCA Big Band & VocalAires as they present “Love Notes” Sunday, May 22 at 4 pm. This year’s annual spring concert will feature music of A & M Records recording artists, including Herb Albert, Burt Bacharach, Chuck Mangione, and more.
A & M Records was co-founded in 1962 by trumpeter and band leader, Herb Alpert, and recording executive, Jerry Moss. Throughout its storied history, the label produced recordings for a broad range of artists including Burt Bacharach, Liza Minnelli, The Carpenters, Carole King, Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass, Quincy Jones, Chuck Mangione, Sting, The Police, Janet Jackson, and Sheryl Crow. TCA Big Band & VocalAires will perform music from some of these great artists and more, as they pay homage to the history and artistry of A & M Records.
Herb Alpert and his amazing Tijuana Brass were prolific instrumentalists, and produced top-ten hits in three different decades with songs such as Java, A Taste of Honey, and Rise. The TCA Big Band & VocalAires’ selections will include a fun instrumental version of Tijuana Taxi, and a vocal, This Girl’s in Love, which was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and recorded by Herb. It was originally released as, This Guy’s in Love, and was sung by Alpert. It became his first #1 hit.
Patrons will also hear music from the Burt Bacharach collection, whose sixty-plus year career has led him to collaborate with artists such as Dionne Warwick, Perry Como, The Carpenters, Christopher Cross, and more recently, Patti LaBelle, Michael MacDonald, and Elvis Costello. Bacharach’s tunes, Look of Love; Living Together, Growing Together; Make It Easy on Yourself, and What the World Needs Now is Love will be featured.
This year’s spring concert will also include music by Chuck Mangione, a unique instrumentalist whose flugelhorn playing style catapulted him to fame in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. His song and album entitled, Feels So Good, put him on the charts in 1977, and he enjoyed success well into the ‘80’s and ‘90’s. Land of Make Believe, and Children of Sanchez were two of his more popular hits, and both will be performed at Sunday’s concert.
The band hasn’t forgotten its roots in Big Band and Swing era music either, and will include a number of standards on the day, including There’ll Be Some Changes Made, and a very special tribute version of I’ll Be Seeing You.
As a special treat, the TCA Big Band & VocalAires’ spring concert will be recorded by JTV studios in Jackson, Michigan, to be later aired on the station’s show “SoundWave,” which shines the spotlight on the area’s rich arts and entertainment scene. Please come join us and be part of this very special event!
Tickets for the TCA Big Band & VocalAires Spring Concert, “Love Notes,” on Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. are priced at only $10 (plus fees). They can be purchased online at www.TheTCA.org , by phone at 517.423.6617, or at the Box Office located at 400 N. Maumee Street in Tecumseh.
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.