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Midland Center for the Arts Announces 2022-23 Season!

Embark on a journey to discover a world of possibilities right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region. From dazzling Broadway musicals to symphonic masterworks, captivating artists and theatrical productions featuring members of our community, the next season at Midland Center for the Arts presents a vast array of possibilities for all people to enjoy. New subscription sales will begin May 31, 2022, with single tickets available for purchase at a later date.

Midland Center for the Arts Welcomes New Manager of Produced Theatre and Theatre Education

Midland Center for the Arts has announced the addition of Travis Kendrick as the new Manager of Produced Theatre and Theatre Education. Kendrick comes to the Center as a professional director, choreographer and educator, having most recently served as the Director of Education for Mill Mountain Theatre and Visiting Faculty Member for both Hollins University and Virginia tech.

Midland Actress, Director and Volunteer Honored with National Community Theatre Award

Winning a Tony Award is the icing on the cake for Broadway stars, as is an Academy Award to a movie actor or a GRAMMY to a musician. These prestigious awards symbolize hard work, sleepless nights, dozens upon dozens of auditions and demos, a few tears shed and dedication to a profession they love. While these award shows garner millions of viewers every year, there’s another award deep within the theatre world that means just as much and celebrates the contributions of incredible volunteers in community theatre.

Midland Center Connects Broadway Stars with Aspiring Actors

While sitting in a cushioned, yet often tightly squeezed chair, we all adore the talents of the many actors, singers and dancers who grace the stage at our favorite theaters. Stages all around the world often presents performers with both naturally gifted talents as well as those that are highly trained. Each performer finds their gifts and skills one way or the other, but it is no secret that there is significantly more talent than roles that often exist in the professional space for aspiring Tony Award winners. Yet, the most talented actors and singers often credit community theatre and voice lessons with developing them into the performer they are today.

Costume Goddesses Work Together to Create CDC Approved Facemasks Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

As the State of Michigan continues to see a rise in cases of COVID-19, hospitals are seeing an exponential growth in visitors to be tested for the virus, treated for other health emergencies, and receive necessary treatments for ongoing health conditions. The demand for medical supplies is increasing while the ability to access these necessary tools is dwindling.

Carousel Isn’t a Love Story

As we get ready to present our concert staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at Midland Center for the Arts, it’s important to reflect back on our collective journey with this play, both here at the Center, and within the American community at large.
cast sitting on stage at the Lapin Agile

What Happens When Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso Walk Into a Bar?

Imagine if Albert Einstein had met Pablo Picasso, sat down at a local watering hole in 1904 and both disclosed what would soon become their most brilliant ideas. What would happen if these two struggling artists, geniuses you might say, shared tales and new discoveries? Welcome to the brilliant and witty writing of other legendary artist and playwright, Steve Martin.

girls dressing in costumes at theatre camp

Midland Center for the Arts Launches New Theatre Education Program

Midland Center for the Arts has launched a new educational program, Beginning Stages, to develop theatrical skills for youth with all levels of experience. As part of Center Stage Theatre, a community theatre company housed within the Center, Beginning Stages offers weekly educational workshops in performance and backstage skills for kids looking to explore the art of live theatre.