Thank you Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation for supporting Tecumseh Center for the Arts once again this season. The theater received two separate grants from the Foundation for this year's season.
The first award for $9,500 will help bring the Irish/Celtic band RUNA to the TCA stage on Friday, February 24. Called "Timeless and flawless ..." RUNA is quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new "super-groups," interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of bluegrass, flamenco, blues, and jazz while offering a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. Tickets for RUNA are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors, youth and military. Learn more about RUNA here.
The second award for $1,000 will be used to bring the 338th Army Band from Livonia, Michigan, to the TCA stage during our Veteran's Day celebration which takes place on Saturday, November 5 at 12 pm (noon). This event is free to the public and will include guest speakers and color guard.
The Foundation is confident that music and the performing arts positively enhance people’s lives, which is why the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation seeks to enrich the Lenawee County region’s cultural life through its support of, education in, performance of and appreciation for the performing arts. The Foundation’s primary focus is on music and performing arts programs that benefit the Lenawee County community and/or students in the County’s primary and secondary education programs (including post-secondary scholarships in music and performing arts).
THIS NON-PROFIT FOUNDATION:
*Perpetuates the charitable vision of Elizabeth Wilson in its assistance to music and the performing arts.
*Serves the Lenawee County region as an important resource by awarding grants to qualified non-profit organizations with specific, identifiable needs in the areas the Foundation targets.
*Values self-reliance and encourages the use of matching funds for proposed projects.
The Elizabeth Wilson Foundation funds only projects that involve music and the performing arts.
In celebration of our upcoming Season Preview event and this year’s international touring season, the TCA is hosting Spirit Week -- where everyone who participates WINS free tickets!
The Spirit Week campaign will take place the week of September 26-30, 2016. During each day of Spirit Week employees, patrons and community members who dress-up according to the daily theme will WIN tickets.
HOW TO WIN:
Every person who stops by the TCA dressed in the daily theme or posts a picture on social media wearing the daily theme while tagging Tecumseh Center of the Arts will receive one ticket to each of our 2017 Black Box Summer Series taking place June, July and August 2017!
SPIRIT WEEK DAILY EXTREME WINNERS: Each day, TCA staff will pick one winner who went above and beyond in the daily theme and that person will win one ticket to the affiliated touring show. For example: if someone paints their body blue (it could happen!) they would be named TCA Spirit Week’s Extreme Winner for Monday, September 26 and receive one free ticket to see Owen Campbell.
For more information, contact the TCA!
Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) is once again preparing to raise the curtain on this year’s season featuring a blues guitarist from Australia, a comedian, an Irish/Celtic band, dueling pianos and a four-legged dog show!
Patrons, business sponsors and the general public are all invited to the TCA on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 pm for a sneak peek at this year’s line-up. The event includes appetizers, a cash bar, live performances by local groups plus fantastic ticket giveaways. You don’t want to miss this year’s special staff recognitions as well as new promotional videos highlighting the TCA and our local Homegrown partner organizations.
Those in attendance have a chance to win a set of complimentary tickets to one of our Touring shows including Owen Campbell, Comedian Ben Bailey, RUNA, Dueling Pianos and Mutts Gone Nuts. We’ll also be holding a special drawing for those individuals who completed our survey over the summer with one lucky person winning tickets to all five touring shows plus two TCA Big Band & VocalAires concerts.
As a special thank you to local businesses, the TCA staff will also be recognizing each of this year’s business sponsors as well as foundations and individual supporters. Local organizations including Tecumseh POPS Orchestra and Community Chorus, Community Arts of Tecumseh, Tecumseh Youth Theatre, Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh, and Carnegie Studios will have representatives in the TCA lobby with information on their upcoming events.
This event is free and open to the public so stop by, enjoy the sneak peek presentation and listen to some live music while enjoying a glass of wine. You may even walk away the winner of a set of complimentary tickets to a TCA show!
Tecumseh, Michigan - Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) is building momentum for this year’s season with the announcement of new patron benefits effective September 1, 2016.
All of these new patron benefits are part of the Tecumseh Center for the Arts’ Michigan Homegrown Project. The TCA Michigan Homegrown Project was created to emphasize the importance of sharing the theater stage with local artistic groups while building lasting relationships between arts organizations and patrons for many years to come. It is the goal of The TCA Michigan Homegrown Project to host 75 events each year that focus on celebrating the arts in the Tecumseh community. The project also aims at increasing the number of patrons who visit the theater each year while strengthening and developing meaningful relationships with partner organizations. The project also includes the partnership with local art galleries and artists to display their artwork in the TCA lobby during performances.
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.