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Welcome to the media center for the Midland Center for the Arts. A vibrant hub of stories, photos and content that illustrate the exciting activities and people that bring the arts, sciences and humanities to life in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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Recent Stories

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Disney's Newsies to Light Up the Outdoor Stage, Starring the Region's Top Teen Talent

Next week, Midland Center for the Arts will present its Rising Stars production of Disney’s Newsies, taking place from June 26 - 29, 2024, at 8:00 PM on the Outdoor Stage on the Center’s campus. Based on the 1992 Disney film, this musical features a celebrated score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and Jack Feldman, alongside a compelling book by celebrated actor and writer, Harvey Fierstein.

Steve Schonberg - Photo Credit Emma Pratte

Steve Schonberg Joins Midland Center for the Arts as Vice President, Marketing & Sales

Today, Midland Center for the Arts announced that Steve Schonberg will join the Center’s executive team on June 10th as Vice President, Marketing & Sales. He will succeed Diane Willcox, who previously announced her retirement scheduled for this summer. Steve, well-established in the Broadway community, has relocated to Midland from New York City where he built a strong reputation working in the arts as well as in consumer and nonprofit marketing.  

Midland Center for the Arts Unveils 2024/25 Season of Discovery

Midland Center for the Arts is excited to announce its 2024/25 season. Featuring a lineup of captivating performances from Broadway hits and symphonic classics to cutting-edge contemporary dance and global music, the Center is looking forward to welcoming audiences to a season of journey and discovery.

Midland Center’s 2024 Summer Camps Are On Sale Now!

Looking for the perfect summer activity for your child that will engage your kid’s mind and creativity? Midland Center for the Arts offers summer camps in a variety of areas for grades pre-K through 8th! Explore week-long camps with subjects such as nature and sustainability, STEM, drawing, music, dancing, acting, improv, and more. Discover camps and register at

Diane Willcox Announces Retirement from Midland Center for the Arts

After almost 40 years of dedicated service in the arts industry, Diane Willcox, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Midland Center for the Arts, has announced her retirement, effective early August 2024.

Midland Center for the Arts Seeks Adult Actors for Pulitzer Prize-winning Musical Next to Normal

Center Stage Theatre announces auditions for the Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize®-winning rock musical Next to Normal at Midland Center for the Arts on March 6 and 7, with performances scheduled from May 17 to 26. Tommy Wedge, Assistant Professor of Theatre at SVSU, will direct the production, with music direction by Jim Hohmeyer. The Center is searching for actors aged 16 and up to fill the six roles in this electric production. Auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 7 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at the Center.

Midland Symphony Orchestra Will Take Audiences to the Northern Lights at February Concert

Discover one of the most beautiful natural phenomena at Midland Center for the Arts and the Midland Symphony Orchestra as they present Wonders of Nature on February 24, 2024, at 7:30 PM. The program showcases breathtaking videos of the Aurora Borealis curated by award-winning astronomer, Dr. José Francisco Salgado.

Midland Center for the Arts Hosts 43rd Annual Holiday Art Fair

The Holiday Art Fair, now in its 43rd year, is set to showcase the works of 39 talented artists in a festive setting that rings in the spirit of the season. From 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, November 18, and 12 PM to 5 PM on Sunday, November 19, guests will be able to wander through a trail of local artist vendors inside the Brick Lobby to purchase handmade items and special gifts for the most wonderful time of the year.

Midland Center for the Arts Selects Spence Brothers to Lead Renovation Capital Campaign Project

Midland Center for the Arts has announced the selection of Spence Brothers as the construction management firm for the upcoming Renovation Capital Campaign project. As previously announced, Quinn Evans, a nationally recognized Michigan Architectural Firm, is designing the renovation. With a reputation for delivering exceptional results and a commitment to excellence, Spence Brothers will play a crucial role in bringing the vision of the new Center to life, ensuring a state-of-the-art hub for arts, science, and innovation.

Midland Center for the Arts Presents New Adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Get ready to embark on a Halloween adventure like no other as Midland Center presents a new adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, featuring Youth Theatre actors from the Great Lakes Bay Region and directed by Travis Kendrick. This imaginative play is written by Christopher Castanho, and adapted from the classic Washington Irving story. Performances are from October 27 - 29 and promise spine-tingling excitement for audiences of all ages. Midland Center will offer complimentary children’s books to all kids who attend a public performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to connect reading and literacy with live theatre.