YOUR SERIES. YOUR FAVORITE NIGHTS OF THE YEAR.
Subscribers know they will have at least 4 nights of fun over the next year! As a subscriber, you not only ensure four (or more!) fun nights out, but you get great benefits as well!
Series Subscription Packages Include:
TICKETS – Includes one ticket to each pre-selected show in the following Series:
- Broadway & Beyond Series
- Windows on the World Series
- Midland Symphony Orchestra Series
- Center Stage Theatre Series
- Made in Michigan Series
- Premier Choral Series
- DISCOUNT – Up to 25% off single ticket prices and you can add on additional shows not included in the series package for up to 10% off.
- SEATING – You’ll get the first chance to renew your seats next season and get best available seats. You’ll also get early access to additional shows for best seating.
- ADDITIONAL PERKS
- Unlimited free exchanges up to 24 hours prior to the show
- Avoid individual processing fees
- Exclusive pre-sale opportunities
- Invitation to exclusive subscriber events
Series subscriptions are available until the first performance of each series. Please contact the Ticket Office for assistance.
Renew your series subscription by May 18 for the best seats!
It’s easy to buy!
- VISIT – Stop by and our Ticket Office staff will be happy to assist you:
Monday – Friday: Noon – 6 pm
Saturday: Noon – 6 pm
- CALL – Call us at 800.523.7649 and we will be happy to assist you. See hours above.
- MAIL – Send a completed order form with payment to:
Midland Center for the Arts
Attn: Ticket Office
1801 W. Saint Andrews Road
Midland, MI 48640
BROADWAY AND BEYOND Series
Our stage sizzles when today’s most thrilling touring productions come to town! Get ready for a season of “Big City” entertainment right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region!
BROADWAY & BEYOND Series Sponsor:
November 23 & 24, 2018 – 7:30 pm
November 24, 2018 – 2 pm
Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits.
February 15 & 16, 2019 – 7:30 pm
February 16 & 17, 2019 – 1 pm
This lavish new stage production tells the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family, once again thrilling audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score.
April 18, 19 & 20, 2019 – 7:30 pm
April 20, 2019 – 2 pm
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, it’s the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops when the King of Siam hires a British schoolteacher to teach his many wives and children.
May 28 & 29, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit comes to Midland! With songs by Grammy® and Tony®-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.
WoW (Windows on the World) Series
Expand your horizons! Artists from around the globe bring their unique artistic heritage to our stage. Learn about different cultures with these “slice of the world” performances, each ending with a free and casual post-show party. Try something new! Have a drink…share a laugh…explore your world!
October 16, 2018 – 7 pm
Through stunning performances of everything from tango to folk to jazz, Russian Renaissance is redefining the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments (balalaika, domra/domra alto, button accordion, and balalaika contrabasso) and capturing the attention of audiences worldwide.
January 9, 2019 – 7 pm
With vibrant a cappella harmonies set to Brazilian rhythms and a joyous stage show, Ordinarius has breathed new life into Brazil’s most beloved songs, from traditional choros to the music of Carmen Miranda.
February 26, 2019 – 7 pm
Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, Kodo is forging new directions: traditional rituals recast as theater. Since the group’s debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981, these percussionist kamikazes really raised the roof on all ﬁve continents.
March 16, 2019 – 3 pm
Collage Dance Collective works to inspire the growth of ballet by showcasing a repertoire of relevant choreography and world-class dancers representative of our community.
MIDLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Series
“Music is a universal language, and next season’s repertoire will inspire with its power and beauty. From renowned classics to lesser-known works offering new experiences in symphonic music, our 2018-19 season has something that will speak to everyone.”
– Bohuslav Rattay, Music Director
October 6, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Elegant, yet fiery guest violinist Chloe Trevor performs Vivaldi’s widely recognized and beloved The Four Seasons fused with the Argentine tango twist of Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Also on the program is Rachmaninoff’s superb – and sometimes stormy – second symphony.
November 3, 2018 – 7:30 pm
MSO principal tuba Mark Cox takes center stage to perform one of only a few compositions written for solo tuba and orchestra. Bookending the soloist are two of Brahms’ enduring works: the dark and moody Tragic Overture and his lush and beautiful second symphony.
December 7 & 8, 2018 – 7:30 pm
December 8 & 9, 2018 – 3 pm
Leap into the holiday season when Midland Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Rapids Ballet Company present The Nutcracker. From the creative minds behind The Polar Express, Jumanji, Wicked and Sweeney Todd comes a fresh – yet familiar – take on a holiday classic!
Share the magic and rekindle the tradition as Michigan’s only professional ballet company brings this treasured family favorite to life.
February 2, 2019 – 7:30 pm
The pride of Bay City and master Gershwin interpreter, Kevin Cole joins the MSO for two rhapsodies for piano. Also on the program, the fifth symphony by one of classical music’s most enigmatic composers.
April 13, 2019 – 7:30 pm
The Symphony and vocalists from across the region perform Carl Orff’s monumental Carmina Burana. Even if you don’t recognize the name, the haunting melodies of this popular and significant work are known by all.
CENTER STAGE THEATRE Series
“The incredible talent in this region allows Center Stage Theatre to do things no other community theater does, from commissioning new works to presenting the greatest plays ever written!”
– Dexter Brigham, Managing Director
October 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2018 – 7:30 pm
October 14, 21 & 28, 2018 – 3 pm
The Addams kids are growing up and beloved daughter Wednesday has fallen in love with a regular guy from a respectable family. When she invites her beau and his parents for dinner, the Addams family hilariously faces the spooky nightmare they have avoided for hundreds of years: normalcy.
December 13, 14 & 15, 2018 – 7:30 pm
December 15 & 16, 2018 – 3 pm
This original adaptation of the holiday classic breathes fresh life into Dickens’ cherished characters – Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit – introducing a new generation to the timeless tale of Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man of heart and generosity!
January 12, 18 & 19, 2019 – 7:30 pm
January 13 & 20, 2019 – 3 pm
The fall of an aristocratic Russian family, trapped in their own denial and unable save their beloved estate, portrays a bold meditation on social change and materialism.
February 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2019 – 7:30 pm
February 17 & 24, 2019 – 3 pm
Juicy, wicked, and full of guilty fun. Dive into the lives of New York society women struggling to play their expected roles in a world where husbands hold all the power. It’s a heartfelt depiction of romantic rivalry, toxic friendships, and the thousands of supporting roles women play in their own lives.
May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18, 2019 – 7:30 pm
May 5, 12 & 19, 2019 – 3 pm
One of the most enduring shows of all time reimagines the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song, the musical follows favorite son Joseph as he is sold into slavery by his brothers, thrown into prison, elevated to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunited with his family.
MADE IN MICHIGAN Series
The most significant musicians arising from the Great Lakes Bay Region are back from the “Big City”!
September 29, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Out of the lamp and onto our stage! Korie, “Genie” in the national tour of Aladdin, takes the stage to sing tunes from the smash musical and other Broadway hits.
April 6, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Delve into comedy as Midland native Evan Mills returns with his sketch duo partner, Brittany Flynn, to perform tunes and parodies in an evening of lighthearted fun.
PREMIER CHORAL Series
“The choral subscription provides our audiences with an array of thrilling performances. We’re excited this season to have our ensembles collaborate with some of the finest artists in the world including Broadway star Lexi Lawson, and The King’s Singers a cappella ensemble from England!”
– Dr. Matt Travis, Music Director
November 10, 2018 – 7:30 pm
The Chorale is joined by Lexi Lawson, currently playing Eliza in Broadway’s Hamilton, to sing us through the revolution using multi-media to tell the story of the life and times of our founders, including the founding of Graham Windham, the nation’s oldest non-profit, non-sectarian child welfare agency. A portion of the proceeds benefit the agency.
December 15, 2018 – 7:30 pm
The combined Choirs sing your favorite tunes of the season! This fast-paced, high-energy concert, featuring over 200 voices raised in song, is the perfect way to get in the spirit and enjoy the most wonderful time of year.
February 17, 2019 – 6:30 pm
One of the premiere choirs in the world, The King’s Singers will be joined by our own Camerata Singers to perform repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the Beatles, as well as exciting new commissions.
October 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends on the same stage, for one night only! With more than 94 charted records and 34 top hits combined, you’ll hear favorites like Under The Boardwalk, Stand By Me, On Broadway, This Magic Moment, Up On The Roof, Saturday Night At The Movies, Save The Last Dance for Me, Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, Poison Ivy, Down In Mexico, Only You, Magic Touch, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, I’m Sorry and many more.
October 28, 2018 – 6:30 pm
It’s like Whose Line Is It Anyway, only it’s Whose LIVE Anyway. Enjoy a completely improvised 90-minute show of games, scenes and songs that will tickle not only your funny bone, but every bone in your body. Bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast on stage! Featuring comedians Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray.
November 30, 2018 – 7:30 pm
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases.
Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.
January 20, 2019 – 7 pm
Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to 10! Nominated for five Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.
Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poisson, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger-than-life characters and exhilarating story that turned Rock of Ages into a global phenomenon.
Adult language and subject matter
March 9, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Canada’s first couple of fiddling have captivated audiences all over North America with their exceptional musical skills and obvious joy in performing together. Their own original material fits seamlessly alongside refreshing reinterpretations of traditional and contemporary tunes during an uplifting evening of music.
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The Center sends event-related information via email a few days before each event. Please be sure that the Ticket Office has your correct email address on file and that you are not on the do-not-mail list.
All sales are final.
Subscribers may exchange tickets for free up to 24 hours prior to the event. The value of the exchanged ticket(s) will be applied to another Center 2018 – 19 event. We cannot hold a credit on your account.
The Center offers a diverse selection of programs.
Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Therefore, patrons are responsible for making informed decisions regarding their ticket purchases. Contact the Ticket Office if you have questions regarding age appropriateness or content.
Everyone must have their own ticket.
Children are always welcome; however, regardless of age and even if you expect a child to sit in an adult’s lap, everyone must have a ticket to enter the venue.
A processing fee is applied to every order.
The Center applies a processing fee to most performance tickets. There is a one-time fee of $10 for renewing subscribers ($15 for new subscriptions or those renewing after May 18) that is specifically used to maintain and upgrade our facilities.
We have wheelchair accessible and no-step seating available.
Please make sure needs are known when reserving your seats. Please note that our theatres do NOT have elevators.
Make a difference by adding a donation!
Did you know ticket sales pay for only 30% of operating expenses? Individual contributions are essential to our future vitality. Play your part by including a tax-deductible donation with your subscription. Your generous support is an investment in the arts and educational programs in the community.
Include a donation of $100 or more with your subscription and receive these benefits in addition to those already listed:
- Priority seating based on donation level and date received
- 10% discount on purchases at Intermission the Museum Store
- 2 admissions to the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art
- Recognition in performance programs
- Access to the Donor Lounge
- VIP parking
- And more!