Tecumseh Center for the Arts Announces 42nd Season
Tecumseh, Michigan – Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) announces its 2022-2023 National Touring Season featuring six shows taking place October 2022 - April 2023. Patrons can purchase season tickets for this year’s lineup beginning Wednesday, August 31.
10/22/2022 — THREE MEN AND A TENOR | 7:30 PM
Great pop vocal music, quick-witted humor, and overall likeability make THE THREE MEN and a TENOR SHOW a unique musical experience for audiences that cannot be matched. The group has a national touring schedule and has opened shows for entertainment legends like Jay Leno and The Beach Boys; performed the national anthem to start the NASCAR FireKeepers 400, and had a national PBS-TV special ("Three Men and a Tenor- In Concert") that was shown from Los Angeles to Nashville.
11/05/2022 — BARRON RYAN: CLASSIC MEETS COOL | 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 combines them all into a musical adventure that’s vintage yet fresh, historical yet hip, classic yet cool. Since 4 years old, Barron seemed destined for a career in music. He excelled in performing throughout his middle and high school years in Tulsa, OK, then continued as a piano performance major at The University of Oklahoma. 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. As of 2021, Barron added ‘commissioned composer’ to his growing list of accolades. Commissioned by Chamber Music Tulsa to produce a work commemorating the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, he wrote a piece for piano trio entitled My Soul Is Full of Troubles. Smithsonian Magazine named Barron one of Ten Innovators to Watch in 2021.
01/21/2023 — TCA COMEDY SHOW | 7:30 PM
TCA Comedy Show returns with another great roster of Michigan comedians. This year’s show includes local comedian Steve Smargon, Bi-polar Marine, as he takes the stage with three other Michigan comedians including Khurum Sheikh, Bob Phillips, and Mike Green. Khurum Sheikh is a 25-year veteran of the Ann Arbor Police Department who now does comedy all over the country. Originally from Pakistan, his comedy touches on current events from the hilariously unique perspective of a Pakistan Police Officer in the USA. Bob Phillips has been seen on the Fox stand-up comedy series “Laughs” and is heard daily on SiriusXM satellite radio’s Raw Dog Comedy, Laughs USA, the The Foxxhole, and Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup. He is a contributing writer to the website “Funny or Die,” and is one half of the popular internet podcast, “The Sal & Bob Show.” Mike Green is quickly becoming one of the top and most requested National headliners. With original jokes and the knowledge to make it all look made up every time… his clever “clean comedy” and strong improv background, will take you on a “Comedy Vacation.” While developing his own show, he was lucky enough to work with such luminaries as Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Titus and Ellen DeGeneres.
02/18/2023 — FANTASTICK PATRICK | 4:00 PM
Fantastick Patrick brings something fresh and exciting to the world of live entertainment with a show full of comedy and incredible tricks. The show is great for any age group that likes to have fun and is our family, friendly matinee performance for the season! You’ll be amazed as he performs fantastic tricks from juggling fire, swords, and balls to an awesome yo-yo act, plate-spinning, and free-balancing massive objects on his face! Patrick is an experienced entertainer with a ton of hilarity and crowd interaction. He keeps the audience fully engaged throughout the entire show, even the smallest of children are enraptured. Fantastick Patrick has performed at major corporate events with performances for: Facebook, Old Navy, Walmart, The Ritz-Carlton, Port of Los Angeles, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield, Pasadena Rose Bowl, and Dodger Stadium.
03/18/2023 — THE MOXIE STRINGS | 7:30 PM
Hailed as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments through an electric, innovative lens. Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn hold Bachelor of Music degrees in music performance and music education, which have given each the technical foundation to explore the limits of her instrument while building a reputation for musical excellence. Alison performs on a newly invented, electric cello, and Diana on a contemporary 5-string violin. The Moxie Strings compose most of their pieces and arrange melodies from many countries, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching, mainstream melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. The band’s polished, high-energy show continues to redefine strings’ role in contemporary music, and offers audience members a diverse, fun, musical experience.
04/22/2023 — DREW & KIN FEATURING DANNY K | 7:30 PM
Fan favorites Drew and Kin (husband and wife dueling pianos stars) return to the TCA stage and this time they are bringing friends with them including singer and musician Danny K. This year’s show promises to bring the house down with their high energy, all request musical show combined with original music. Drew De Four grew up in Michigan and attended U of M where he studied Music and Theater. A Dueling Pianist for 20+ years with 2,000+ shows and 2,000+ songs in the repertoire, De Four has also written and produced 9 records available on all streaming services. More recently, Drew has worked in Film and TV, writing and producing music videos (available on YouTube), TV Pilots, and his first feature film: DUELERS, to be released in 2022. “Kin” (aka Colleen) grew up in Ohio and studied Vocal Performance and Music Education at Eastern Michigan University. She taught vocal music for ten years to students K-12 while also releasing a few records in that time. For the last 10 years, she has been performing Dueling Pianos and her own music all around the world with her husband. Daniel "Danny K" Korzelius grew up in wintry Buffalo, NY, and attended the University of Buffalo for a BFA in Musical Theater. As soon as he graduated, he realized some places were sunny all year. He quickly moved to Wilmington, NC, where a buddy had convinced him to try dueling pianos. He had no idea that 15 years and dozens of clubs later, he would still be doing it. Danny aspires to be as well rounded a performer as possible. He likes to bring his theater background to the show, with impersonations of everyone from Louie Armstrong to Kermit to Joe Cocker. You don’t want to miss this musical celebration as we sing along, clap along, and dance the night away Drew, Kin and Danny K!
Season Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 31. New this year, season ticket holders can purchase all six shows at a discounted price, or pick 5, or just 4 shows. You can also purchase Season Tickets at an adult price or senior/youth price. All Season Ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
Come out and experience the excitement of a live performance at your local theater! To order your season subscription, call us at 517-423-6617 or visit the TCA online at www.TheTCA.org beginning August 31!
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.