Embark on a journey to discover a world of possibilities right here in the Great Lakes Bay Area. From dazzling Broadway musicals to symphonic masterpieces, captivating artists and theatrical productions featuring members of our community, the upcoming season at the Midland Center for the Arts presents a vast array of possibilities for everyone. New subscription sales will begin May 31, 2022, with single tickets available for purchase at a later date.
The 2022-23 Broadway & Beyond series begins with My Fair Lady, the lavish new production of Lincoln Center Theater‘s beloved musical; Broadway holiday sensation, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Musical comedy ; The Book of Mormon, Best Musical, winner of nine Tony Awards; Seven-Time Tony Award-Winning Magical Mind-Blowing Best Musical Cats; and the fabulously fun and high-energy Legally Blonde – The Musical.
Audiences can experience cultures from around the world with Nobuntu, a five-part a cappella vocal ensemble of women from Zimbabwe, performing Afro Jazz and Gospel; the two-time Grammy-nominated ensemble, Sones de México; a boldly innovative and powerful blend of deep-rooted Indian classic ragas, vocals, brass band arrangements, jazz harmonies and hip-hop infused rhythms from the Aditya Prakash Ensemble; and First Nations Mi’kmaq fiddler and singer, Morgan Toney, celebrating his mother tongue, elders and heritage.
The Midland Symphony Orchestra will open its season with Symphonic Dances: Rebirth, Renewal & West Side Story, featuring dynamic work by young composer Dai Wei, symphonic dances by Sergei Rachmaninoff and selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein; then a collaboration between the Midland Symphony Orchestra and the choirs of the Center performing the most important choral-orchestral masterpiece ever written in Mozart Requiem & More; the Center’s annual tradition of Holiday Pops featuring Broadway star Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story); sensational guest pianist Evren Ozel for Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky; and ending with popular soloist and Michigan native George Goad for Taking Fate In Our Hands.
Center Stage Theatre, the Centre’s community theater company, debuts on the outdoor stage this summer with Pulitzer Prize-winning Jonathan Larson’s Rent; then comes back inside for Little Women, the timeless story based on Louisa May Alcott’s ornate novel; A Christmas Story, The Musical, based on the perennial favorite holiday movie; the transcendent story of resilience and triumph, These Shining Lives; and the innovative and haunting play, intertwined with music and dance, The Sparrow.
MATRIX:MIDLAND will showcase inspiring and challenging new ideas with Kate the chemist, scientist, best-selling author and artist who makes science fun, engaging and entertaining for all ages; Hiplet Ballerinas, a fusion between classical advanced technique, hip-hop, African rhythms, classical ballet and a variety of urban dance styles; the leading infrared technology expert and Midland native guiding the exploration of the Milky Way, Dr. Marcia Rieke; and the forgotten story of Mozart’s sister, interpreted by an extraordinary actress, The Other Mozart.
The Center offers the best places at the best price with a season pass. Subscribers enjoy many benefits, including ticket discounts, access to priority seating before tickets go on sale to the public, and flexibility with your package purchase. For more information on how to become a subscriber today, visit midlandcenter.org. New subscription sales will start on May 31, 2022