This summer, the TCA brought Pure Michigan to the stage with a Native American documentary made by Michigan film-maker Audrey Geyer, a comedy routine featuring a retired Marine from Sand Lake and a musical duo from Kalamazoo.
Guests in June left the TCA with more understanding of Native American tribes, their sacred rites and the daily challenges that many Native Americans still face today. The opportunity for patrons to ask the film-maker about her experiences while filming the documentary provided invaluable insight into the many mysteries surrounding Native American culture. We hope our guests who watched “Our Fire Still Burn: The Native American Experience” learned something new about the Native American tribes right here in Michigan.
Local comedian Steve Smargon brought several of his friends to the TCA in July for an event called Steve Smargon and Friends. Steve was the winner of the Tecumseh Center for the Arts’ "So You Think You're Funny?" Comedy Open Mic Night in 2014 and joined local comedians Khurum Sheikh and Mike Neubecker on the TCA stage. One thing is certain, the comedians definitely had guests laughing in the aisles, with many people saying they can’t wait to see them again.
The Black Box Summer Series ended in August with an Americana musical duet called Red Tail Ring. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. The pair delivered both established ballads and original compositions with a clear, authentic ease that managed to transcend traditional form while honoring its legacy.
Our Black Box Summer Series is a great way for patrons to see Michigan acts while enjoying the comfort of an air-conditioned theater. Tickets to our summer series range in price from $5-$10, providing an opportunity for all to come out and enjoy the show. In addition, the TCA offers concessions and cash bar– providing a more relaxed and casual approach to the theater.
The TCA is a great place to meet up with friends and family for an end of the week outing with our Black Box Summer Series always being held the fourth Thursday in June, July and August. Stay tuned for more information on the summer line-up for 2016!
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.