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Get ready to embark on a Halloween adventure like no other as Midland Center presents a new adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, featuring Youth Theatre actors from the Great Lakes Bay Region and directed by Travis Kendrick. This imaginative play is written by Christopher Castanho, and adapted from the classic Washington Irving story. Performances are from October 27 - 29 and promise spine-tingling excitement for audiences of all ages. Midland Center will offer complimentary children’s books to all kids who attend a public performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to connect reading and literacy with live theatre.

"The Center is proud to offer free books to children at Sleepy Hollow performances, as we’re working to foster a lifelong appreciation for literature and live theatre,” said Travis Kendrick, the show’s director and Manager of Produced Theatre and Theatre Education at Midland Center for the Arts. “This production is a testament to the talent of the youth in our region, the power of imagination, and the joy of theatre. I can't wait to share it with our community."

In this new adaptation, Will and his friends embark on a journey into the world of spooky stories on Halloween night, finding themselves immersed in Washington Irving's timeless classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. “I wanted to craft a family-friendly telling of this classic story,” said Christopher Castanho, playwright and Advertising and Marketing Manager at Midland Center for the Arts. “Working with these talented young actors has been so inspiring and we hope to leave audiences spellbound!”

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will run for one weekend only from October 27 - 29, 2023. There will be a Relaxed Performance on October 28 at 2 PM. Relaxed performances at Midland Center for the Arts to learn more, visit Tickets are available online at, by calling (989) 631-8250, or by visiting the box office located at 1801 W. St. Andrews Rd., Midland.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is sponsored by Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.


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