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Dream and explore with family friendly programs 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, choirs of the Center, and touring artists and companies!

Kids & Family

Dinosaur World LIVE

FEB 5, 2022 / 2 PM

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive show for the whole family, ages three and up. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favorite fearsome giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus! Using stunning puppetry to bring these life-like dinosaurs to the stage, don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding Jurassic adventure!

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

FEB 11, 2022 / 6:30 PM

“Won’t you be my neighbor?” Daniel Tiger and all of his friends from the beloved PBS KIDS television series are hopping aboard Trolley to Midland with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Along with “O” the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, Mom and Dad Tiger and many more, Daniel Tiger will take live audiences on an interactive musical adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production filled with music, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations!

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus


Hop on board for an unforgettable ride with the Pigeon! Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! It’s not easy being the Pigeon—you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! (THE MUSICAL) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.

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APR 7-9 / 7:30 PM
APR 10 / 3 PM
Relaxed Performance: APR 9 / 3 PM

SEUSSICAL the Musical, will shine brightly on the Little Theater stage at Midland Center for the Arts this spring, featuring youth performers from all over Mid-Michigan. The fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza by Tony Award® winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on this Island, Ragtime), brings to life all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Relaxed Performance and learn more about Relaxed Events at Midland Center.


APR 14, 2022 / 6:30 PM

Step into an outrageous adventure of arts while igniting all of your senses as giant portraits and famous works of art are created live on stage. You’ll be surrounded by enchanting original music, unusual instruments, and the incredible talent of powerhouse vocalists. Take a magical journey where things may not be as they seem, up is down and depth is all perception, as you try to discover what reality is. The stage and audience are ever-evolving with movement, color, music, hilarity and creativity. Artrageous is the best place for your family and friends to come together to create pure, joyful fun and lasting memories! CBS TV says “Go see this show!”

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.