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Midland Center for the Arts Announces $47 Million Transformational Renovation

Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Mich. has announced a $47 Million transformational project that will reimagine the way art and science intersect in Michigan – a campaign they are calling, Center of Possibility. Having just commemorated its 50th Anniversary, the Center for the Arts celebrated its rich history as a regional destination for immersive exploration, historical research, artistic expression and scientific discovery.

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 Center for the Arts President and CEO Terri Trotter Accepts New Position, Returning to Longtime Home of Arkansas

After six successful years leading Midland Center for the Arts, President and CEO Terri Trotter has accepted a new position and will be returning to her longtime home of Arkansas.

People of All Ages & Artistic Experience Encouraged to Submit Art for an Upcoming Exhibit at Midland Center for the Arts

2020 was a year like most generations have never seen before, it is just a fact. But ‘What’s Certain About Uncertainty’ is the question that Midland Center for the Arts is asking of the community. The upcoming exhibit, What’s Certain About Uncertainty, is a traveling exhibition featuring objects from the Greater Michigan area that focus on the pandemic, historic flood in Midland County, racial injustice, and other life altering events through the lens of our friends and neighbors.

Explore Life on Other Worlds with Midland Center’s Virtual Pass

They say a photo is worth a thousand words, and that is no exception for the imagery produced by National Geographic’s world-renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers, conservationists and adventurers. Midland Center for the Arts presents an evening of discussion and exploration of the behind-the-scenes stories and stunning imagery of National Geographic as part of the Virtual Pass on Jan. 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now by subscribing for the Virtual Pass at just $9.99/mo at midlandcenter.org or by calling the Center ticket office at 989-631-8250. families subscribed for the Virtual Pass will have access to this virtual event along with many others.

Midland County Historical Society Collects Stories and Experiences About the Community Through Oral History Project

The history of Midland County is important, for its residents, historians and future generations. Although we often think of history as only what remains from the past, whether that be stories, journals, photos, documents or artifacts, history is actually living in each moment of every day. The Midland County Historical Society preserves the county’s history by maintaining a collection of historical objects and documents, but they are also working to ensure the stories of our current experience are documented and preserved for future generations and historians.

New Winter Festival Comes to Midland Center for the Arts

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly upon us and Midland Center for the Arts has planned a new holiday festival for families to celebrate and find joy during a socially distanced event Dec. 12 - 13. The Winter Festival will feature a one-way exploration through the Center with festive art, science and history activities for people of all ages.

Midland Center Invites Witches, Warlocks & Families for Socially Distanced Halloween Day Celebration

Families all around the region are contemplating what to do for Halloween this year, navigating what opportunities are safe and responsible in the time of an international pandemic. Midland Center for the Arts is helping to create the perfect opportunity where safety is a top priority. People of all ages will get dressed in their best costumes on October 31 for the Halloween Bash, an outdoor socially distanced celebration in front of the Center for the Arts.

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.