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Celebrate the holiday season with your friends and neighbors during one of these dazzling opportunities at the Center! Creativity is buzzing on our stages and we have a seat for everyone. View all of our shows and events to discover the symphony, community theatre, and touring artists and companies!

Holidays at the Center

Center Stage Theatre: Irving Berlin's White Christmas

DEC 8, 9 & 13 - 16, 2023 / 7:30 PM
DEC 9, 10 & 16, 17, 2023 / 2 PM

Based on the heartwarming classic film, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is a holiday favorite for the whole family. Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act. The two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a sparkling new book by David Ives and Paul Blake, this musical delight features 17 dazzling Berlin songs, such as “Blue Skies,” “I Love a Piano,” “How Deep is the Ocean,” and of course the perennial holiday favorite, “White Christmas”.

Directed and Choreographed by Emma Lou DeLaney
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is presented through arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Sponsored by Isabella Bank 

Holiday Pops with Midland Symphony Orchestra

SAT, DEC 9, 2023 / 8 PM
Guest Artist: Abby Mueller
Broadway star Abby Mueller hosts our annual Midland Center tradition. Her breathtaking voice will be joined by the Choirs of the Center caroling all of your favorite seasonal tunes, accompanied by your own Midland Symphony Orchestra. Abby originated the role of Queen Jane Seymour in the Tony ® Award-winning smash hit SIX: THE MUSICAL on Broadway, originated the role of Carole for the First National Tour of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, and reprised that critically acclaimed performance on Broadway. Other credits include KINKY BOOTS on Broadway and extensive regional roles, including Fantine in LES MISÉRABLES, Eliza in MY FAIR LADY, Ellen in MISS SAIGON, and Abigail Adams in 1776. Don’t miss this signature event of the Great Lakes Bay region’s holiday season.

We are delighted to present a welcoming, relaxed performance of this concert for sensory-sensitive patrons and their families DEC 9 at 3 PM. Click HERE for more information.

Sponsored by WCMU Public Media

Men of Music Christmas Concert

SUN, DEC 10, 2023 / 2 & 7 PM
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish 3516 E Monroe Rd, Midland
Free to Attend, Freewill Offering will be collected for the Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network

The "Men of Music" chorus has been singing in the Midland, Michigan, area since 1936 (originally known as the Dow Male Chorus). The current membership consists of over 50 men. Our director is Grace Marra, and our accompanist is Joan Kinnett.

Youth Honor Choirs Holiday Concert

SAT, DEC 16, 2023 / 3 PM

The Midland Center Youth Honor Choirs, both individually and combined, will showcase music they've been working on since September. 

Directed by Anna Doering and Heather DeGroot.

Christmas in Killarney

TUE, DEC 19, 2023 / 7:30 PM

Come and join us in the old Irish village of Killarney in the late 1920s for an evening of Irish traditions and your favorite holiday songs! Irish dancers leap through the air, tap their feet, swirl and laugh while you enjoy the toe-tapping music and harmonies of the season. This musical will show you what it means to celebrate Christmas the “Irish” way – and learn where some of our most iconic holiday traditions originated!