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Join Broadway Professionals & Top High-School Talent From The Great Lakes Bay Region

Midland Center for the Arts is searching for the top talent in the Great Lakes Bay Region that is interested in gaining professional-level experience and training from a Broadway Creative Team for a summer production of FOOTLOOSE. This newest initiative is designed for Rising Stars, current High School students including current freshmen through graduating seniors, who will work through an intensive rehearsal process and star in this rockin' nostalgic musical. Rehearsals will include a professional-level schedule and daily small group collaboration in a safe, healthy, outdoor environment (Indoor rehearsal in the case of inclement weather).

The Creative Team brings professional experience from the Great White Way, starring and working on Broadway productions.

Performances will run June 28 - 30, 2023. Audition information is coming soon! Check back in mid-February for information on how you can audition to be a part of the Rising Stars program.

For more information, please reach out to Travis Kendrick, Manager of Produced Theatre & Education, at To receive the latest updates and announcements on the Rising Stars program, please enter your e-mail below.

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JUN 28 - 30 / 8 PM
at the Outdoor Stage in front of the Center

Cut loose with this year’s Rising Star production of Footloose!  The explosive movie musical bursts onto the live stage with dynamic new songs and dazzling choreography. Footloose celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness. Midland Center’s Rising Stars program brings together professional creatives from New York City and Broadway with the top youth talent from all over the Great Lakes Bay region.  Featuring hit songs like “Holding Out For A Hero,” “Almost Paradise,” and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy,” the Tony Award-nominated musical with Grammy and Academy Award-nominated score is sure to have you dancing in your seats!

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