Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind gift this holiday season? Tecumseh Center for the Arts is offering community members the chance to have their name or the name of a loved one engraved on an auditorium seat. This is a great way to honor a loved one or family member. Our “Take A Seat” campaign runs year round and typically costs $250. However by purchasing an engraved seat from now through the end of December, you can participate in this program while supporting the TCA for just $100.
So "Take A Seat" and be part of the TCA community by calling 517-423-6617. Our Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday from noon until 5 pm. You can purchase your engraved seat by cash, check or credit card in person or over the phone. Call or stop in by December 16 and the engraved seat will be completed by our next touring season show featuring Comedian Ben Bailey on January 21. For more information, visit www.TheTCA.org.
The holiday season is upon us and Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) has the shows to get you in the holiday spirit. As part of the Michigan Homegrown Project, the TCA hosts over 75 shows each year that share the theater stage with local artistic groups while building lasting relationships between art organizations and the theater.
December’s Michigan Homegrown Project events include:
December 4: Providing musical enrichment to the Tecumseh Area, Tecumseh Pops Orchestra & Community Chorus is a non-profit organization designed to foster, promote and increase appreciation of music. This fabulous group of artists is led by Music Director & Orchestra Conductor Howard Stukey, Chorus Conductor Hannah Sparrow, and Concertmaster Mrs. Hollis Bauman. To see their complete bios and learn more about the Tecumseh Pops & Community Chorus, visit www.TecumsehPops.com. The group’s winter concert will feature the fun modern sounds of "The Polar Express," Leroy Anderson's "Christmas Festival," and "Joyful, Joyful" from Sister Act, as well as the traditional "And the Glory of the Lord" and "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel’s Messiah. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors & youth.
December 9-11: Tecumseh Players presents "The Christmas Schooner, A Musical." The Christmas Schooner is based on true stories of a Michigan shipping captain living in Manistique (on the north coast of Lake Michigan) who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story, based on the historic Great Lakes voyages of Christmas tree ships during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Directed by Heather Harris, this musical is based on the book by John Reeger with music and lyrics by Julie Shannon. Tickets are $15 each.
December 18: The TCA Big Band & VocalAires, their singing partners, believe that keeping Big Band music alive is a privilege and they are excited to share their holiday concert with you. Please help them spread holiday cheer to those in need by bringing canned goods and non-perishable food items for the Tecumseh Service Club Food Drive. Join us as we swing into the season, Big Band style! Tickets are $10 each.
Tickets for all three events can be purchased through the TCA website at www.TheTCA.org or through the TCA Box Office located at 400 North Maumee Street in Tecumseh. You can also purchase tickets by calling 517.423.6617 Tuesday-Friday from noon until 5 pm. (The TCA will be closed November 24-25 in honor of Thanksgiving.)
In addition to the events listed above, the TCA will also host Tecumseh Public Schools Middle School Choir on December 13, Herrick Park Elementary’s Holiday Sing on December 14, Patterson Elementary’s Holiday Sing on December 15 and Monroe Street Theater Dance Company’s Winter Showcase on December 17. For a complete listing of the theater’s upcoming events, visit www.TheTCA.org. The TCA Michigan Homegrown Project is sponsored in part by Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts.
Tecumseh Youth Theatre proudly presents Disney’s classic animated tale of kidnapping villains and courageous puppies, adapted in this "fur-tastic" musical adventure. Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.
There are 3 opportunities to see this pup-ular show:
Saturday, November 19 | 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 19 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 20 | 3:00 pm
Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased at Tecumseh Center for the Arts
400 N. Maumee St. Tecumseh, MI 49286
517.423.6617 | www.TheTCA.org
The TCA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the greater Tecumseh community by providing exceptional arts and entertainment events as well as participatory opportunities. A major component of the overall performing experience, however, is to foster Arts education on both sides of the stage which is why the theater created the TCA Student Technical Corps or Tech Corps.
Though informal at first, TCA’s Tech Corps program has always been a part of the theater. Whether onstage as a performer, or behind the scenes as stage crew, the TCA has a long track record of providing students the opportunity to explore their interest in the world of theatre. The Corps is now in its second decade and has seen more than 115 middle and high school students, aged 12-18, pass through the program.
Tecumseh Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce the 2016-17 Student Technical Corps including: Sage Anstett, Mollie Cardella, Emily Carrier, Jacob Caywood, Alex Lammers, David Marsh, Maryssa McNamara, Fiona Michaelson, and Joey Serafin.
“I think the main thing students gain
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.