Midland Center for the Arts reveals lineup for upcoming performing arts season

The Midland Center for the Arts has announced its diverse lineup of performing arts for 2023-2024 season. From Broadway blockbusters to global dance performances and symphony concerts, the season has something for everyone. 
"The Prom" will be performed on the outdoor stage, August 2-11.
The season includes different series of performances, including the Broadway & Beyond series, Midland Symphony Orchestra series, community theatre in the Center Stage series , MATRIX:MIDLAND series, and the Windows On Our World series. 

Alex Woody, Midland Center for the Arts communications and public relations manager, says the season kicks off this August with Center Stage Theatre’s regional premiere production of The Prom. 

“The musical celebrates inclusivity and acceptance with catchy songs in a heartwarming message,” Woody says. “Performances will take place on our Outdoor Stage from August 2-11.”
"Come From Away" will be performed in April 2024.
Woody highlights some of the upcoming Broadway & Beyond shows, including a heartwarming and uplifting Broadway musical, Come From Away, in April 2024. 

“The show tells the true story of how a small town in Newfoundland opened its doors to stranded passengers when the world stopped on 9/11,” he says.

Also included in this lineup is Cirque Dreams Holidaze, to get audiences in the holiday spirit, Tina Fey’s Broadway adaptation of the 2004 blockbuster, Mean Girls, and the uplifting musical rooting for the ‘underdog,’ Annie. 

The Midland Symphony Orchestra kicks off the season in October with a Spooky Symphony, featuring music from Hitchcock movies. 

The Windows On Our World series focuses on cultural performances, showcasing worldly perspectives and stories. “The Windows On Our World series will explore culture and perspective with performances like Beyond Babel, an incredible contemporary dance show telling a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story with pop music,” Woody says. 
The 25th anniversary tour of "Chicago" comes to Midland in May 2024.
The season comes to an end in May 2024, with the revival of the longest-running Broadway show, giving Midland audiences the chance to experience “all that jazz” with the 25th anniversary tour of Chicago. 

Tying together science, history, art and entertainment, the MATRIX:MIDLAND series also has a lineup of cutting-edge performances. 

“The MATRIX:MIDLAND series has some exciting new performances for the Center,” Woody says, “including 360 ALLSTARS, an electrifying breakdancing group that delivers a supercharged circus featuring basketball, BMX biking, acrobatics and beatboxing.”

Providing engaging events for people of all backgrounds is part of the center’s mission, says Woody. “This season features perspectives and stories from all over the world, through a variety of mediums,” he says. “Our goal is to provide a diverse range of cultural experiences that are accessible and engaging to everyone in the Great Lakes Bay Region.”

Season subscriptions for new subscribers are available starting Friday, May 12. Single tickets for events go on sale Monday, June 26. The Center is also in the midst of a $47 million Capital Campaign Center of Possibility project renovation. The plans include a reimagined Center for the future, including a more open Art & STEM Museum, world-class art studios, and a centralized main entry and lobby space. 

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