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The Center. Our Stories.

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.

To learn more about the Center, arrange a media interview or obtain event specific imagery, please contact Josh Holliday, Communications and Public Relations Manager at holliday@midlandcenter.org.

Recent Stories

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Comes to Midland Center for the Arts

“Won’t you ride along with me?” Daniel Tiger and all his friends from the beloved Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS television series are hopping back aboard Trolley for DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! coming to Midland Center for the Arts on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 pm.

Midland Center for the Arts Announces $47 Million Transformational Renovation

Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Mich. has announced a $47 Million transformational project that will reimagine the way art and science intersect in Michigan – a campaign they are calling, Center of Possibility. Having just commemorated its 50th Anniversary, the Center for the Arts celebrated its rich history as a regional destination for immersive exploration, historical research, artistic expression and scientific discovery.

Midland Center for the Arts Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Just as It Began

It was May 1, 1971 and the Midland Symphony Orchestra and Choirs of the Center were joined together for the dedication concert of Midland Center for the Arts featuring “Prelude to Die Meistersinger” by Richard Wagner, “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber, and “The Promise of Living” by Aaron Copland. And 50 years later, to commemorate this dedication performance, Midland Center for the Arts will reflect on its history just as it began.

Midland Center for the Arts Announces 2022-23 Season!

Embark on a journey to discover a world of possibilities right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region. From dazzling Broadway musicals to symphonic masterworks, captivating artists and theatrical productions featuring members of our community, the next season at Midland Center for the Arts presents a vast array of possibilities for all people to enjoy. New subscription sales will begin May 31, 2022, with single tickets available for purchase at a later date.

Midland Center Seeks Young Scientists and Engineers to Participate in STEM Festival

Is your child a future scientist or engineer? Do they love mathematics and technology? Midland Center for the Arts is looking for young STEM students, grades kindergarten – 12th grade, to submit a project proposal for their annual STEM festival.

Explore Art, Science & History with Summer Camps at Midland Center for the Arts

It’s the start of spring, which can only mean that sunny days lounging by the pool, a barbeque with friends, and day trips to the zoo are just around the corner -- and for many families in Midland, it means an exciting week-long of exploration at Midland Center for the Arts for Summer Camps.

Musical Based on New York Times Best-Selling Books Comes to Midland Center for the Arts

Hop on board for an unforgettable ride with the Kennedy Center-commissioned musical, DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! (THE MUSICAL!), from Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, Emmy Award®–winning writer, and New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems, at Midland Center for the Arts, March 20.

The Cultural Phenomenon Known as the British Invasion Comes to Life on Stage at Midland Center for the Arts

On Sunday, February 9, 1964, close to 50 percent of U.S. television viewers tuned in to the number one variety show of the era, The Ed Sullivan Show, to see the American debut of a British group called The Beatles. This was the beginning of a cultural phenomenon known as the British invasion. On March 11 at Midland Center for the Arts, audiences will experience The British Invasion – Live on Stage

Midland Center for the Arts Announces Auditions for The SpongeBob Musical

Midland Center for the Arts is bringing the magic and fantasy of Bikini Bottom to the stage this spring with The SpongeBob Musical and is seeking members of the community to audition for this spring production with Center Stage Theatre, the national award-winning community theatre company based in Midland.

Midland Center and Chippewa Nature Center Partner Together on New Exhibit Discovering Biomes of the World

You might not regularly think about the biome in which we live here in Michigan. With our many seasons like sunny summers and cold snowy winters, the environment we call home is unique and special to us – just like how other regions around the world have special attributes to them. Many of these elements are in part due to the biome in which they exist. A new exhibit at Midland Center for the Arts is allowing families to discover many of the prevalent biomes around the world in an interactive hands-on exhibit through partnerships with the Chippewa Nature Center.