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Midland Center for the Arts presents Outdoor Production of RENT

There is no day like today, and that message which made its debut on Broadway in 1996 continues to ring loud and true today. A sentiment that will be shared during the upcoming production of RENT on the Outdoor Stage at Midland Center for the Arts, August 4 – 13.

Midland Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions for 2022-23 Season

The Midland Symphony Orchestra is seeking professional musicians for performances in its 2022-23 Season, with auditions taking place on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3, 2022. Auditions will be approximately 10 minutes long and will consist of required excerpts, solo selection(s) and possible sight-reading.

The Ultimate Disney Cover Band Brings Night of Movie Classics to Outdoor Stage at Midland Center for the Arts

It doesn’t matter your age, when the music from your favorite childhood movie plays, you instantly put a smile on your face and begin to sing along. That is exactly the sensation audiences will feel at Midland Center for the Arts when The Little Mermen perform on the outdoor stage on July 23 at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Midland Center and Great Lakes Bay Pride Partner for Screening of Documentary About Michigan Gay Rights Activist

While the past few decades have prompted radical change in the perception of the LGBTQIA+ community to achieve equality, none of this progress would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of gay rights activists. One particular standout in Michigan is Jeffrey Montgomery. In the feature-length documentary, AMERICA YOU KILL ME, Montgomery dives into his life and impact fighting for gay rights across the country.

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.”

Midland County Historical Society Turns Back Time with Cemetery Tour of Sanford Civil War Veterans

In 1865, the American Civil War officially came to an end, the conclusion of a four-year battle over the status of slavery in the United States. Several of those civil war veterans that called Midland County their home are at the center of the upcoming guided Cemetery Tour on behalf of the Midland County Historical Society.

Beloved Kids Yoga Educator and Musician Bari Koral Brings YOGAPALOOZA to Midland Center’s Outdoor Stage

When it comes to battling stress and anxiety, Bari Koral has discovered powerful tools through yoga and mindfulness to teach families all around the globe. A beloved children’s recording artist and internationally recognized kids yogi, Bari Koral teaches tens of thousands of parents, children and teachers each and every day through her music – and she is bringing an interactive concert to the outdoor stage at Midland Center for the Arts on June 11.

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.