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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

I Love My Hair! A CROWN Act Conversation

FEB 12, 2023 / 1PM - 4 PM

Join organizations from around the community for an afternoon celebrating the beauty and culture around natural and protective hair styles and exploring discrimination and current legislative movements. The day will consist of panel discussions, a vendor and partner fair focused on healthy hair care, and a hands-on art component for all ages. The panel discussions will take place on the Little Theater Stage and will focus on Social Justice and Legislation regarding the CROWN Act, the impact of hair discrimination and being confident and empowered to wear your authentic crown.

Event is free but ticketed.

HONK! The Musical

FEB 23 - 26, 2023
A Youth Theatre Production

Music by George Stiles
Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewes

An updated and vibrant retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, Honk! entertains both children and adults. The musical is set in the countryside and features Ugly, a cygnet who is mistaken as an ugly duckling upon falling into his mother's nest. It soon becomes clear that he is no ordinary Duck. With a tuneful score, witty lyrics and book by the music team that brought you Broadway's Mary Poppins, Honk! is sure to delight Midland audiences of all ages!

Join us for a special RELAXED PERFORMANCE of HONK! on FEB 25 at 3 PM. Learn more about relaxed experiences at the Center here.

Kate the Chemist

FEB 24, 2023
A MATRIX:MIDLAND Event

Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a scientist, best-selling author and entertainer who makes science fun, engaging and entertaining for all ages. Adults will enjoy her unique take on science, and kids will revel in her joyous and dynamic approach to experiments and chemistry! Her exciting and engaging program leaves audiences with a positive, memorable impression of science—all while diminishing the stigma around women in science. Don’t miss this dynamo in action as she explains and explores – in sometimes explosive ways – the science that is all around us!

Join the Center and Dow's Women's Inclusion Network before KATE THE CHEMIST to meet STEM Superheros in our community. Women from Dow will host a mini STEM career exploration at 5:30 PM on the performance night for the whole family to enjoy.

Join us before the show to do a fun and interactive science activity with Girl Scouts! Learn about chemistry and the scientific method when you test to see how long it takes packing peanuts to dissolve in different liquids. What liquid do you think will dissolve it the fastest? Girl Scouts offers many STEM opportunities to all its members throughout the year, like touring Google offices to working with Nexteer Automotive to earn an engineering badge. To learn more information about Girl Scouts head to our website at www.gshom.org.

Sponsored by Wildfire Credit Union and Girl Scout Heart of Michigan

Hiplet™ Ballerinas

MAR 16, 2023 

Come see the Company everyone is talking about during this special one night engagement. Specifically designed to make Ballet accessible to all, Hiplet™ is a fusion between classical pointe technique, hip-hop, African rhythms, classical ballet, and a variety of urban dance styles. After going viral on Instagram in 2016, Hiplet™ has received recognition worldwide, performing at Fashion Week in Paris, at half-time shows for the
NBA, and in Hong Kong’s Chinese New Years Day Parade.

“If ballet aims for the ethereal, Hiplet™, generally danced to pop music, is more concerned with earthiness. It has soulfulness, too; while the lower half of the body can be sharp and percussive, the upper half — how the arms connect with the back — conveys a natural flow” – The New York Times

Sonia De Los Santos

APR 13, 2023 / 6:30 PM

Latin Grammy-nominated artist Sonia De Los Santos brings a joyful sound to children of all ages with the music of Latin America. Sharing songs of hope and joyful community understanding in English and Spanish, Sonia's music uplifts hearts and encourages all of us to look back at our own journey, cherish our homes, be grateful to one another, dream of a better future, marvel at nature, and find light within ourselves. Lively, lyrical and soulful. This is an evening of music for the whole family you do not want to miss.

“Best Latin kids music.” Billboard Magazine

Winnie the Pooh

APR 25, 2023 / 6:30 PM

Disney's iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh… and don't forget Tigger too!) have come to life in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation.

Featuring the Sherman Brothers' classic Grammy Award-winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne, this beautiful fresh stage adaptation is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of the characters we all know and love, in a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood.

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