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

Auditions took place Friday, APR 28, 2023. Thank you to everyone who participated! Check back late 2023 when we announce the 2024 Rising Stars Production! 

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 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.

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

New This Summer: Step BEHIND THE CURTAIN in our Rising Stars Technical Track and learn and engage with industry professionals on how theatre lighting, sound, set design, and more work to produce a performance on stage! Click HERE to view the application. Applications due FRI, APR 28.

For more information, please reach out to Travis Kendrick, Manager of Produced Theatre & Education, at

A limited number of scholarships are available for programs like Rising Stars through the Art From the Heart Scholarship Program. Early application is strongly encouraged. Learn more and apply today at

The 2024 Rising Stars Program is sponsored by  Great Lakes Loons   Capital Power / MCV