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Recent Stories

Midland Symphony Orchestra Presents Postcards Concert with World Premiere of Children’s Book, Hello Yellow Cello

Midland Center for the Arts invites audiences to embark on a captivating musical journey across the globe with Midland Symphony Orchestra in its upcoming Postcards concert on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 7:30 PM. The evening boasts a repertoire that will have audiences of all ages transported to faraway lands. Featured guests include renowned double bassist Kebra-Seyoun Charles, winner of the Robert Fredrick Smith Prize at the International Sphinx Competition, and a special world premiere preshow orchestral arrangement led by MacArthur fellow, Tomeka Reid.

Midland Center for the Arts Presents Pulitzer Prize-winning Play Doubt: A Parable

Center Stage Theatre proudly presents the compelling and thought-provoking play Doubt: A Parable by the renowned John Patrick Shanley. Don't miss this captivating production, which will be performed at Midland Center for the Arts from October 12 - 15. Directed by Elaine DiFalco Daugherty, this Pulitzer Prize® and Tony Award®-winning play promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Drew Moomey Appointed Director of Development at Midland Center for the Arts

Midland Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Drew Moomey to the position of Director of Development. In this role, Mr. Moomey will be responsible for all fundraising activities, including overseeing the completion of the Center’s $47 million capital campaign; managing donor relations; establishing corporate partnerships; facilitating planned giving; and seeking foundation support for the organization.

We Are Talking About Bruno! Disney Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert Comes to Midland Center

Disney Concerts’ Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert comes to Midland Center for the Arts on September 23 at 6:30 PM. Encanto lovers of all ages can sing along with their favorite GRAMMY®-Award winning songs performed by a live band of musicians while watching the entire film.

Midland Center for the Arts Seeks Adult Actors for Pulitzer Prize-winning Play Doubt: A Parable

Center Stage Theatre is hosting auditions for Doubt: A Parable written by John Patrick Shanley at Midland Center for the Arts for performances on October 12 - 15. The Pulitzer Prize®  and Tony Award®-winning play will be directed locally by Elaine DiFalco Daugherty.

Midland Center Seeks Students in Grades 6 - 12 for Youth Theatre Production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1)

An exciting new adaptation of a Halloween classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, will be presented by Midland Center’s Youth Theatre on October 27 - 29, 2023 in the Little Theater. Auditions for students in grades 6 - 12 will be held on September 6 and 7, 2023. The stage play is directed by Travis Kendrick and written by Christopher Castanho, adapted from the Washington Irving short story.

Irish Super Group Comes to Midland Center with A NEW SHOW CELTIC THUNDER – ODYSSEY!

PBS darlings Celtic Thunder will play Midland Center for the Arts on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 PM. ODYSSEY, the latest show from the internationally acclaimed group, is a fascinating exploration of Irish music and culture, firmly grounded in the ensemble's impressive history, while ambitiously forging new paths. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10 AM and can be purchased online at, by calling (989) 631-8250, or by visiting the box office at 1801 W. St. Andrews Rd., Midland.

It’s Time to Dance! The Prom Dazzles the Outdoor Stage in August​​

Midland Center for the Arts’ Center Stage Theatre will present the regional premiere of the hit musical comedy, The Prom on August 2 - 11, 2023. The musical debuted on Broadway in 2018, with a book by Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf: The Musical) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin, Elf: The Musical, The Wedding Singer), music by Matthew Skylar (Elf: The Musical, The Wedding Singer) and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. The Center Stage Theatre production is directed by Bill Anderson Jr., with choreography by Gina Kearly and music direction by Matthew Conley.

Kelley Kritzman Named Chief Financial Officer of Midland Center for the Arts

Midland Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelley Kritzman to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As the Center’s CFO, Ms. Kritzman will manage the financial operations of the $9 million not-for-profit cultural organization, including overseeing all cash flow, managing the operating budget, financial forecasting, business planning, and overseeing the finances of the upcoming $47 million Capital Campaign renovation project.