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The creative energy on our stages is irresistible and the Center has many programs and ensembles to participate with. From comedies, tragedies, dramas and musicals with Center Stage Theatre to contemporary and classical choral ensembles by the Choirs of the Center, our stages feature award winning community-based programs. View all of our shows and events to discover the programs by the Midland Symphony Orchestra as well as touring artists and companies!



Center Stage Theatre

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August: Osage County

FEB 15 - 23, 2020

The Weston family comes together after their patriarch, world-class poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston, disappears. The matriarch, Violet, depressed and addicted to pain pills, is joined by her family, all well trained in the Weston family art of cruelty. Bursting with vivacity, this Tony Award® winning play is funny, vicious and compassionate. Written by Tracy Letts!

Contains Strong Language

Carousel in Concert

MAR 7 - 8, 2020 

SPECIAL COLLABORATION! Broadway conductor Richard Carsey leads the MSO, the Choirs of the Center and members from Center Stage Theatre in this performance of the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein score that includes “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and “June is Bustin’ Out All Over. More details and video.

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

May 8 - 17, 2020 

Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune, sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives (played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress, his fiancée and the threat of landing behind bars! Based on a novel by Roy Horniman

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About Center Stage Theatre

Center Stage Theatre is a national award-winning volunteer theater program. Its performance season, draws tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the Great Lakes Bay Region and includes comedies, tragedies and musicals, from popular favorites to lesser-known titles. 

Peanut Gallery

Kids Kabaret Performance

MAR 4, 2020

Talented young singers showcase their performing skills in these fun, friendly-friendly nights of music and laughter!

Beginning Stages Performance

JUN 10, 2020

The Spring Beginning Stages students (grades 4 - 6) will present a performance to showcase all they have learned to their friends and family!

Fantastic Mr. Fox

JUN 11 - 14, 2020

This enchanting Roald Dahl tale concerns the extraordinary adventures of three nasty farmers, two curious creatures, a family of foxes, and our hero—a most fantastic fellow! Join Mr. Fox and his friends the Badgers, Moles, Rabbits and Weasels, as they outfox the farmers and face a nasty fellow named Rat, all in pursuit of a glorious feast!

Sponsored by: Great Lakes Loons


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About the Peanut Gallery

Peanut Gallery is the youth theater division of Center Stage Theatre. Each season, Peanut Gallery offers family-friendly productions featuring actors in fourth through eighth grade, and a summer production for ages 13 through 21.

Choirs of the Center

Carousel in Concert

MAR 7 - 8, 2020 

SPECIAL COLLABORATION! Broadway conductor Richard Carsey leads the MSO, the Choirs of the Center and members from Center Stage Theatre in this performance of the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein score that includes “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and “June is Bustin’ Out All Over." More details and video.

Men of Music Spring Concert

APR 17 - 18, 2020

Join the Men of Music in this hilarious annual tradition. Everyone—including the singers—is sure to have a great time laughing the night away. Don’t miss this light-hearted show of musical enjoyment.


Youth Choirs Spring Concert

APR 22, 2020

Midland’s premier choral program for young singers will welcome the coming warm weather by wowing your family in this one-hour concert showcasing talented local performers, and featuring over 100 young musicians.
Summer Sing! With the Camerata

Summer Sing! With the Camerata

JUN 19, 2020

The Camerata Singers present their summer program with repertoire ranging from the serious to the silly.

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About the Choirs of the Center

Community participation has been the lifeblood of Center Stage Choirs for more than 55 years. Its performance season draws audiences from across the Great Lakes Bay Region and includes an exciting variety of choral programs.

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Theatre Education for Youth

Theater Education

Activities to foster future actors and theatre technicians for all ages in the greater Midland area.
Girls in Theater seats

First time coming to a show with us?

Here's useful information before your visit. We also have a children's go-to guide for families.
Audition

Audition

Center Stage Theatre and Choirs of the Center provide members of the community to perform on stage, check out our upcoming auditions!
Once on this Island

Broadway & Beyond

Discover Broadway musicals, intriguing comedians, artists from around the world, symphonic masterworks, theater and more!