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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

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.

Broadway Creative Team and Top High School Students Present HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL at Midland Center for the Arts

It’s time to get’cha head in the game and bring out your inner Wildcat for the upcoming production of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL on the Center’s Outdoor Stage, June 23 – 25. After weeks of intense rehearsals and training by professional teaching artists, and under the direction of Broadway veteran L’ogan J’ones, 20 rising stars in the Great Lakes Region will take the stage performing Disney Channel nostalgic numbers like “Stick to the Status Quo” and “Bop to the Top.”

World Famous Illusionist, REZA, Comes to Midland with a Magic Show That Feels Like a Rock Concert

Recognized as one of today’s most highly sought-after entertainers in the touring illusion industry, Reza brings his innovative, engaging and spectacular performance to Midland Center for the Arts, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.

WAITRESS, The Hilarious Hit Broadway Musical Comes to Midland Center for the Arts

The diner is open and the mega-hit Broadway musical with music by Sara Bareilles, WAITRESS, comes to the Great Lakes Bay Region for two performances at Midland Center for the Arts, February 15 – 16 as part of the Huntington Bank Broadway & Beyond Series.

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

The Beloved Broadway Musical ANASTASIA Comes to Midland Center for the Arts

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia, is set to arrive in Midland for four upcoming performances at Midland Center for the Arts, June 3 - 5 as part of the Huntington Bank Broadway & Beyond Series.

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.

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.

Five-Time GRAMMY® Nominee, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Brings Unique Blend of Blues Rock to Midland Center for the Arts

Known as a guitar hero for creating a unique sound that blends the blues and rock music genres, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an award-winning artist with an upcoming performance at Midland Center for the Arts, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at midlandcenter.org or by calling the Ticket Office at 989-631-8250.