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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 Josh Holliday, Communications and Public Relations Manager at holliday@midlandcenter.org.

Recent Stories

A Magical Cirque Christmas Brings Jaw-Dropping Magic, Big Laughs, Holiday Music and Stunning Circus Performances to Midland Center for the Arts

Despite a pandemic and world stress, we need a little Christmas right this very minute. On December 7, A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS comes to Midland Center for the Arts for a comedic, musical, and magic-filled time travel journey of the holidays through the years that is both a perfect date night and a family fun outing.

Midland Center for the Arts President and CEO Terri Trotter Accepts New Position, Returning to Longtime Home of Arkansas

After six successful years leading Midland Center for the Arts, President and CEO Terri Trotter has accepted a new position and will be returning to her longtime home of Arkansas.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical will Delight Audiences of All Ages this Holiday Season at Midland Center for the Arts

As audiences and families begin flocking back to theaters across the globe, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will fly into Midland Center for the Arts Nov. 19 - 20 with the critically acclaimed live stage show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.

Midland Center Offers Weekend of Festive Halloween Activities

Midland Center for the Arts returns with its annual tradition of creating a safe and educational Halloween celebration for people of all ages on October 30 with the Halloween Bash in front of the Center, and Halloween Cemetery Tour at the Midland Cemetery.

Midland Symphony Orchestra to Perform a Work Fitting for the Opening Night Occasion

It is Opening Night, for an actual indoor performance, where families and couples will gather together, get dolled up and enjoy a night out with live music featuring the Midland Symphony Orchestra. An affair that many have waited for, where the buzzing and energy permeates through the Brick Lobby at Midland Center for the Arts, and audiences shuffle into the Auditorium for a shared artistic experience.

Two New Exhibits Open at Midland Center for the Arts

Families can once again celebrate as a year-full of STEM and Art Exhibits return to the Center with the kick-off of Electricity & Simple Machines and the GMAE 50th Retrospective of Previous Winners to commemorate the Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Season. Having opened earlier this month, both exhibits are now on display in the Midland Center Auditorium, Little Theater and Brick lobbies and the former Saints and Sinners Lounge space.

Wine and Music Come Together for the Perfect Pairing in Multi-Course Meal at Midland Center for the Arts

Imagine a meal where the experience entices and satisfies all of your senses. From the elegant ambience to the aroma and flavors of the food, the emotions of the music and the tasting of the greatest wine varieties – Midland Center for the Arts’ upcoming Perfect Pairings event delivers on all of those desires.

Midland Center Addresses Social Injustice in Upcoming Production of Jesus Christ Superstar

For five decades, the story of Jesus has been sweeping the globe in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and now, Midland Center for the Arts is highlighting the relevancy of this centuries old story for Center Stage Theatre’s first production of the Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Season.

Educational Activities & School Field Trips Teach Students About the World of Germs and Viruses

Learning about the frightening world of viruses, bacteria and other microbes isn’t necessarily an easy thing to teach, and yet the last year has taught us about the severe impacts they can have on society and one’s personal health. That’s why Midland Center for the Arts has developed an interactive exhibit, lightening the conversation on germs and how we can combat the spread of viruses.

Midland Center for the Arts Announces 2021/22 50th Anniversary Celebration Season with the Return of Broadway & Performing Artists

When the lights go down and the curtain goes up at Midland Center for the Arts this season, the Center will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Season. The season brings an exciting array of opportunities that are certain to dazzle, entertain and transport audiences to new places – and they’ve saved a seat for you with one of their six subscription series – now on sale.