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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.

To learn more about the Center, arrange a media interview or obtain event specific imagery, please contact Alex Woody, Marketing Coordinator at woody@midlandcenter.org.

Recent Stories

Midland Center for the Arts Seeks Local Actors for Regional Premiere of The Sparrow

Center Stage Theatre is rounding out its 2022-23 season with the Regional Premiere of The Sparrow written by Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen at Midland Center for the Arts on June 1 - 4. The Midland production will be directed and choreographed locally by Emily Anderson, Gina Kearly and Travis Kendrick.

Midland Center for the Arts Seeks Top Teen Talent for Rising Stars Production of Footloose

Midland Center for the Arts is searching for the top teen talent in the Great Lakes Bay region, inviting current students in grades eight through twelve to audition for the Rising Stars production of Footloose. Designed for students interested in performance careers, participants will work through an intensive, professional-level rehearsal process with a Broadway creative team and star in a popular musical.

Kate the Chemist Ignites Gender Norms in Science and Brings STEM Fun for the Entire Family

Michigan native Dr. Kate Biberdorf explores – in sometimes explosive ways – the science that is all around us. A chemist, professor at The University of Texas and best-selling author, Dr. Kate’s exciting program entertains, teaches and fosters a positive, memorable impression of science. Join Dr. Kate when she performs as Kate the Chemist on Friday, February 24 as part of the MATRIX:Midland series at Midland Center for the Arts.

Midland Center for the Arts Brings Mother Goose Stories to Life in HONK! The Musical

Students throughout the Great Lakes Bay region are gearing up to present Midland Center for the Arts’ latest Youth Theatre production, HONK! The Musical from February 23 – 26. HONK! tells a vibrant and updated version of the beloved Hans Christian Anderson story, The Ugly Duckling.

Jon Loos named President and CEO of Midland Center for the Arts

The Midland Center for the Arts Board of Directors has named Interim President and CEO, Jon Loos, as President and CEO of Midland Center for the Arts.  Loos replaces former President and CEO Terri Trotter, who served in the role from 2016 through last February.  Today’s announcement serves as the successful conclusion to the robust CEO search that the Center Board’s selection committee conducted this year.

Midland Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions for 2022-23 Season

The Midland Symphony Orchestra is seeking professional musicians for performances in its 2022-23 Season, with auditions taking place on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3, 2022. Auditions will be approximately 10 minutes long and will consist of required excerpts, solo selection(s) and possible sight-reading.

Midland Center for the Arts presents Outdoor Production of RENT

There is no day like today, and that message which made its debut on Broadway in 1996 continues to ring loud and true today. A sentiment that will be shared during the upcoming production of RENT on the Outdoor Stage at Midland Center for the Arts, August 4 – 13.

The Ultimate Disney Cover Band Brings Night of Movie Classics to Outdoor Stage at Midland Center for the Arts

It doesn’t matter your age, when the music from your favorite childhood movie plays, you instantly put a smile on your face and begin to sing along. That is exactly the sensation audiences will feel at Midland Center for the Arts when The Little Mermen perform on the outdoor stage on July 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Comedian Bill Engvall Brings Farewell Tour to Midland Center

Known for his part on the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films and the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV, Bill Engvall is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. As part of his “Here’s Your Sign It’s Finally Time” retirement tour, Bill will take the stage at Midland Center for the Arts!

Midland Center for the Arts Appoints Jon Loos as Interim President & CEO

The Midland Center for the Arts Board of Directors have appointed Jon Loos to serve as Interim President & CEO while the organization continues its national search for a new leader.