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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

Broadway Creative Team Seeks High School Students for Summer Production of GREASE at Midland Center

Well, this car is automatic, it’s systematic, it’s hydromatic, why it’s a star-studded lineup of Broadway creatives seeking the top high school talent to perform in a summer production of the hit mega-musical, GREASE! Auditions are now open for this staged production, designed to give professional-level experience and training to local rising stars, and offer artistic development for youth by working with a Broadway creative team with decades of professional experience from the Great White Way.

Midland Center for the Arts Seeks Kids Grades 3 – 12 for Youth Theatre Production of SEUSSICAL

One of the most beloved shows in America, SEUSSICAL the Musical, will shine brightly on the Little Theater stage at Midland Center for the Arts this spring, featuring youth performers from all over Mid-Michigan.

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.

An Unsuspecting Love is in The Air This Holiday Season with the Upcoming Production of ‘She Loves Me’ at Midland Center

Like many classic stories that we have grown to know and love, She Loves Me, the upcoming Center Stage Theatre production at Midland Center for the Arts, has a long history as a charming tale worth retelling with new and unique interpretations.

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.

Remembering the Flood with Stories of Optimism and Resilience

On May 20, 2020, Terri Trotter recalls being able to take her first steps inside the Center’s flooded archives and historical campus in Midland County after the flood water had receded, and now one year later, Trotter will be joined by other community members to reflect upon and remember their personal experiences as a result of that devastating flood.

Midland Center Opens New Mid-Century Modern Themed Bar & Lounge

More than 50 years ago an innovative and prolific architect used his vision and creativity to transform the world of architecture, energize the movement of Mid-Century Modern design, and leave a legacy of his work in the Midland community. Alden B. Dow, architect and philosopher behind the construction of Midland Center for the Arts, developed the region’s cultural destination for art, science and history exploration which finished construction in 1971.

Midland Area Community Foundation Awards Grant to Midland Center for the Arts

It has been 19 months since the devastating floods in Midland County, and organizations like Midland Center for the Arts are continuing to recover from the immense damages it caused to their facilities. While the Center has continued to offer the community enriching exhibitions of science, art and history in a temporary space, they have been working to secure resources necessary to repair and upgrade its many facilities including the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art.

Midland Area Community Foundation Awards COVID Relief Grant to Midland Center for the Arts

As the doors to the Auditorium at Midland Center for the Arts continue to remain closed as a result of the International pandemic, the community and local foundations have stepped forward to support Midland’s cultural destination while opportunities to draw in normal revenue are extremely limited. Thanks to the leadership of the Midland Area Community Foundation, Midland Center is the latest recipient of a COVID Relief grant in the amount of $30,000 for their focus area, Enriching our Community.

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.