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Backstage at the Reif Center: Interview with Myron Johnson

Continuing our investigation Backstage at the Reif Center, this month we sat down with Myron Johnson, one of our Co-Dance Directors at Reif Dance. Myron has been with Reif Dance since last January (2016), but [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|
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NEW! Youth Acting Workshop

Presenting Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. January-March 2017 Starting in January 2017, the Grand Rapids Players and Reif Performing Art Center will collaborate to offer a 12-week youth acting workshop. The program will begin with [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|
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Backstage at the Reif Center: Interview with Greg Johnson

Do you ever sit in your seat before a performance and wonder what's going on behind the curtain? That's the great mystery of theater! It's all an illusion intended to create a particular experience for [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|
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Reflect 2015

We're approaching a very exciting time of year: the holiday season is upon us, our dance students and staff are hard at work making preparations for our annual Nutcracker production, any day we can expect [...]

By |November 18th, 2015|
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A Strong Foundation

If you've driven through the parking lot of the Reif Center this week, you've noticed that construction workers are busy building the foundation. The process begins with laying footings - an important first step that [...]

By |June 25th, 2015|
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Construction Highs & Lows

Changes this week at the Reif Center include highs and lows. Starting with the high: The dismantling of our fly tower has officially concluded. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a fly tower (also known [...]

By |June 11th, 2015|
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What Happend to the Auditorium Seats?

Up until this week, the most staggering change at the Reif Center had been the removal of the auditorium seats. 610 of the collapsible seats from which we have sat and enjoyed 3 decades of [...]

By |June 3rd, 2015|
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Answers to your questions…

In just three short weeks, Reif staff will be moving out of our home at the Reif Center and setting up shop in a temporary location. It's hard to believe that three years of intensive [...]

By |March 13th, 2015|

Camelot: A Note from the Director

With so many one-night performances on the books at the Reif Center we find ourselves feverishly pushing forward. It's sometimes difficult to find time to delve deeper, behind the scenes of a performance. But it [...]

By |October 15th, 2014|

Reif Renovation Receives State Bonding?

Maybe you've heard some whispers over the last two years about a Reif Renovation project. And we know you've been left wondering what's happening, what's the scope of this project and where's the money going [...]

By |May 22nd, 2014|