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Welcome, School Groups!

Even though we can’t experience the magic of attending a live performance together, the Midland Center for the Arts will be bringing a live matinee performance right to you and your students -virtually!

We’re partnering with Shakespeare in Jazz to bring music and learning to your classrooms this fall for all grade levels.

  • October 20 / 10 AM & 1 PM
  • October 21 / 10 AM
  • $25 / per classroom
We’re excited to announce that the cost of virtual programs will be partially underwritten thanks to the generous support of Soaring Eagle Waterpark through the Art from the Heart Scholarship Fund, making these programs more affordable for all to enjoy.
Stay tuned! Details and registration information will be released soon.


Student Matinee Performances

Shakespeare in Jazz

October 20 / 10 AM & 1 PM
October 21 / 10 AM
All Grade Levels

Shakespeare in Jazz: All the World’s a Song is an engaging, participatory celebration of Shakespeare's work, offering an exciting new way to experience the his genius.  Great for those discovering his plays for the first time and for Shakespeare aficionados alike!

Throughout the concert, audience members will join Daniel's jazz group, featuring an amazing jazz vocalist, as they sing along to catchy, original songs based on Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Hamlet and many more!

Shakespeare in Jazz features the tremendous talents of jazz vocalist Frederick Johnson. Johnson has performed on stage with such musical greats as Chick Corea & Christian McBride and has performed as an opening act for Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, B.B. King and many others.

Check out Shakespeare in Jazz videos and three different study guides to learn more.

Reoccurring Events

Young Explorers

Join fellow Young Explorers once a month as part of your museum visit!

STEM Family Day

Participate in exciting experiments, discussions and demonstrations as we celebrate the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art, and math! 

Girls Only STEM Night

Join us once a month as girls ages 10 and up can hear a professional woman from our community share her personal story on a STEM-based career

Art From the Heart Scholarships

A limited number of group field trip scholarships are available. Early application is recommended. Forms can be downloaded here or pick-up at the Ticket Office.

Questions? Please call (989) 631-5930 x 1227.

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