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Concerts & Comedy

Midland Center for the Arts Hosts Outdoor Summer Concert

It’s been three months since Midland Center for the Arts ceased performances in its theaters. Since this time, the Center has anxiously anticipated a day when they could bring people together again to enjoy one another’s company while celebrating the creativity of live performing arts experiences. “We are thrilled that this day is finally here as we enjoy the beautiful Michigan summer and our first outdoor concert featuring Michigan’s very own Joshua Davis,” said Terri Trotter, President & CEO.

Comedy Night Returns to Midland Center, Pants Optional

At this rate, most of us have exhausted our entire wish list of those Netflix originals series, indulged in new thrilling tales through Amazon Prime, and left with the agony and anticipation of Hamilton’s arrival on Disney+. And while the options of what to do during these moments of self-isolation seem limitless between the piles of laundry, Zoom calls and children screaming for attention, there is something so comfortable, enlightening and freeing about sitting in the comfort of your own home with the option to not put on a pair of pants, let alone a face full of makeup.

Brush Off Your Tiara and Unleash Your Inner Princess

The Center is ‘giving a ball’ and one local princess will be perform a solo at the Broadway Princess Party! An iconic trio featuring Broadway’s original Cinderella, Belle, and Anastasia come to Midland Center for the Arts on Feb. 7 for this hit concert, direct from New York City. Princesses of all ages are invited to share a video singing one of Disney’s animated favorites: “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog, “Just Around the Riverbend” from Pocahontas, or “When Will My Life Begin” from Tangled.

Midland Center Opens the Window for Cultural Exchange

When we experience the traditions and lifestyles of a new culture through the worldly perspective of an artist, we open the window for further dialogue and cultural exchange. This is the purpose of the Windows on the World Series at the Midland Center for the Arts. The Center is proud to partner with the Midland Area Interfaith Friends for an evening of music and conversation with Arab-Jewish ensemble Shesh Besh on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 4100 Chestnut Hill Drive, Midland, MI. The ensemble will perform several selections from both Eastern and Western repertoire, and answer questions while facilitating conversation about life in the Middle East and their goal of building bridges across religion and culture through the art of music. The event is free and open to the public.

Che Apalache Visits Washington Elementary School in Bay City

On Monday morning you could hear the sound of students shuffling through the halls of Washington Elementary School as they approached the school gymnasium with excitement. In an effort to connect youth in the community with high quality performing arts experiences, the Midland Center for the Arts brought Latin American string band, Che Apalache, to the students in Bay City, Mich.

Midland Center for the Arts presents Josh Turner

Josh Turner, one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers, makes a stop at Midland Center for the Arts March 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m., available online at midlandcenter.org, at the Center ticket office, or by calling 989-631-8250.