Tecumseh Youth Theatre (TYT) and Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) are partnering together to host week long drama camp sessions for elementary and middle school students as well as a three-day Tech camp for ages 12-18.
Elementary Camp is geared for students entering 2nd - 4th grades in the fall. The camp will take place July 9-13 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 at 7 pm. The cost is $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 Camp is set for students entering 5th-8th grades for July 16-20 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 at 7 pm. The cost is $120 per student and $100 for each additional student in the same family. Youth attending camp should bring their sack lunch each day.
Tech Camp returns this year and is available for students ages 12-18. Tech Camp will run July 11-13 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday-Friday. Tech Camp will include hands-on training with lighting and sound while learning how to use the TCA Sound and Light Boards. Youth involved with Tech Camp will be responsible for running the show for the Elementary Camp on Friday night. The cost is $60 per student and $40 for each additional student in the same family.
Space is limited, so register as soon as possible! Registration forms can be printed from the website or picked up at the TCA Box Office, Tuesday-Friday from 12-5:00 pm. All camp materials will be provided by TCA/TYT. For more information, visit TCA’s website at www.thetca.org.
Spring is here and so is the TCA Big Band & VocalAires’ Spring Concert, “Voices of Swing.” Join us at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 20 at 4 pm when we celebrate music from the Golden Age of Big Band.
Guests will hear songs that were made famous by vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Anita O’Day, Bobby Darrin, and others. Many of these featured artists sang with notable Big Bands, led by greats, Gene Krupa, Harry James, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, and Stan Kenton.
The TCA Big Band & VocalAires’ lineup includes vocal tunes But Not for Me, How About You, I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face, You Got a Friend in Me, A Little Bit South of North Carolina, Accentuate the Positive, Falling in Love with Love, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Stormy Weather, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, and Lullaby of Broadway, as well as instrumentals including Along Came Betty, Moten Swing, and After You’ve Gone. The music dates from 1930’s through the present, and includes tunes from big bands, Broadway, and film.
“Voices of Swing” will take place on Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and 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.
This event is part of the TCA Michigan Homegrown Project. The project is sponsored in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to everyone who supported Tecumseh Center for the Arts last week during our Fashion Fundraising events.
Special thank you to our retailers for this year’s TCA Fashion Show including Great Ideas, Devil’s Lake View Living, Sassy Wear Boutique, Adrian Maurice’s and Maves Fashion Faves. Thank you to all the models, The Boulevard Market for providing appetizers and Tecumseh High School S.A.D.D. students who modeled, decorated and volunteered throughout the week.
Thank you to our Junk to Funk Eco Fashion Show fashion designers, models, silent auction donors including the Downtown Tecumseh businesses for all the beautiful Derby hats, event emcees Katie Mattison and Michelle Swallow, Evans Street Station for providing appetizers, and our event sponsor First Federal Bank of the Midwest.
Last to everyone who helped make our inaugural Kentucky Derby Fundraising Gala such a hit – thank you! To all the patrons who dressed to the nines and wore their Derby hats, to Evans Street Station and Tuckey’s Big Boy for providing food and to everyone who helped decorate, tear down and attended the event.
And thank you to everyone who provided testimonials, pictures and stories about why they love the TCA for our online donation drive. On behalf of the TCA staff, we thank you for supporting your local theater.
Kelly Jo Gilmore, TCA Director
P.S. Did you miss last week's fundraising events? You can still show your support of the TCA by making an online donation by clicking here.
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.