Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) welcomes pianist Barron Ryan to its stage on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 PM.
Barron Ryan’s love for music has always been divided. The son of two musicians, he grew up in a house filled with the sounds of artists ranging from Mozart to Michael Jackson. So, when it comes to his own work, he’s not content drawing on just one influence. He combines them all into a musical adventure that’s vintage yet fresh, historical yet hip, classic yet cool.
After beginning piano lessons at age four with his father, Barron seemed destined for a career in music. He excelled in performing throughout his middle and high school years in Tulsa, OK, then continued to impress his peers and instructors as a piano performance major at The University of Oklahoma. After winning a piano competition that sent its winner to perform internationally, Barron found his artistic voice while on tour. He discovered the joy of jazz- and ragtime-inspired concert music (found on his debut album, Classical with Attitude), and learned from great jazz pianists by transcribing and replaying their solos (found on his second album, The Masters’ Apprentice).
In 2019, Barron noticed a shocking lack of funk-, pop-, and country-inspired classical music. Realizing he could fill that void, he composed the “Magic City” Sonata and a dance suite called Suite Thing. Those works are now published and recorded on his third solo record, First of Its Kind.
In 2021, Barron added ‘commissioned composer’ to his growing list of accolades. Commissioned by Chamber Music Tulsa to produce a work commemorating the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, OK, he wrote a piece for piano trio entitled My Soul Is Full of Troubles. Smithsonian Magazine took notice and named Barron One of Ten Innovators to Watch in 2021. Barron is following in his favorite composers’ footsteps by publishing his original works in the public domain. He offers his work as a gift to the world, and as a chance to collaborate with artists from around the globe.
Tickets for Barron Ryan: Classic Meets Cool at Tecumseh Center for the Arts can be purchased online at www.TheTCA.org or at the TCA Box Office. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors, youth, and military members.
Special thank you to this year’s sponsors including Vision Performance Group, Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh, Robert Fox from Howard Hanna, Carpet on Wheels, and Core Mechanical. Special thank you to Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation and the Michigan Arts and Culture Council for supporting the theater’s season. For more information, or to purchase your tickets, visit www.TheTCA.org or call 517-423-6617, Tuesdays-Fridays between noon and 5 pm.
WTCA Radio Show presents A Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 10 at 2 PM
Saturday, December 10 at 7 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 2 PM
Tickets: $15 each | On Sale Now at www.TheTCA.org
2022 A CHRISTMAS CAROL CAST LIST
Ebenezer Scrooge: Alan Hall
The Narrator: Jimmy Lancaster
Radio Announcer: Jon Livengood
Marley’s Ghost Spirit: Daniel Cook
First Spirit Ghost Of Christmas Past: William Fowle
Second Spirit Ghost Of Christmas Present: George Reasoner
Third Spirit Ghost Of Christmas Future: Rick Miller
Nephew Fred: Joshua Smith
Belle: MaryAnn Stock
Bob Cratchit: John Valenti
Mrs. Cratchit: Karen Miller
Old Joe: Kim Greenfield
Poole: Jeff DiCenzo
Lamb: Joe Bennett
Mr. Fezziwig: Mike Walters
Martha Cratchit: Kristin Miller
Fan Scrooge: Piper Holtz
Helen: Sarah Stanley
Tiny Tim: Madelyn Stanley
Peter Cratchit: Alexander Olney
Belinda Cratchit: Destiny Rodriguez
Harriet Cratchit: Kellie Hill
Charwoman: Lori Monagin
Mrs. Dilber: Chris Blair
Buck Cockney and Frederick Cratchit: Chance Adkins
Merchants #1, #2, #3: Aiden Hernandez; Bob Miller; Marc Hernandez
Guests #1, #2, #3: Debbie Keyser; Pat Bogusz; Betty Cummings
Young Caroler: Tracylee Odgers
Carolers: Spencer Family (Kenny, Anna, Abbey, and Penelope); Kellie Hill; Tracylee Odgers
Sound Effect Performers: Chelsea Miller; Paul Chouinard; Brad Hill; Mike Walters; Kim Greenfield
News of the Day Announcer: Larry Hall
On-Air Booth Attendant: Jason Smith
Commercial Performers: Spencer Family (Kenny, Anna, Abbey, and Penelope); Alex Carone;
Sue Ives; Rick Miller; Debbie Keyser; Connie Hutchison
Producer: Karen Bunch
Artistic Director: Joyce Lancaster
Musical Director: Mark Felder
Technical Director: Ross Travis
Assistant Technical Director: Julie Donovan
Student Technicians: Cheyenne Bruner; Tehya Clement; Gavin Fisher, Zara Garrison; Gray Rakebrand, Hailey Scott
Box Office Manager and Graphic Designer: Joanna Gall
Costumers: Judi Schultz & Dianne Marsh
Costume & Backstage Assistants: Betty Cummings; Debbie Keyser; Kellie Hill; Sue Ives
Theater Director: Kelly Jo Gilmore
The leaves are falling from the trees, the morning air has a certain crispness to it. This can only mean one thing in Lenawee County; it's time for Tecumseh's Appleumpkin Festival.
Tecumseh Center for the Arts will have two information booths set up during the festival this weekend (Located on North Ottawa Street in front of Tecumseh Library). Make sure to swing by to pick up information on our upcoming shows including Three Men and A Tenor, Barron Ryan, and the free Veterans Day concert. You can also sign up to win two free tickets to one of our National Touring Shows.
In addition to our season, we'll be sharing information on the TCA Outdoors with information on the TCA Street Art Trail, Mary Jo Mensing Sculpture Garden, and future TCA Music Park. Local Artist Pat Deere will be joining us throughout the weekend to discuss her project Artists and the Alzheimer's, "I'm Still Here project. Pat has painted several murals for Tecumseh Center for the Arts since 2020 and this past summer submitted one of her collaborative sculptures "God's Gift" to the Mary Jo Mensing Sculpture Garden.
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.