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Join us for a fun night out featuring the comedy of “America’s Everyday Comedian,” C. Willi Myles in support of the Reif Center and ISD #318 Endowment Funds. Enjoy mocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and student demonstrations.Click here for complete details
Monday & Tuesday, April 3-4 | 7:30pm
Due to scheduling conflicts with the production company, STOMP will be postponed until the 2017-2018 Season. We understand this is a great disappointment. More information will be posted when available. In the meantime, we are reaching out to current ticket holders about the change.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation.Click here for complete details
Nelson Illusions is a one-of-a-kind theatrical spectacle that features four Master Magicians, each with an exciting, engaging, original style. The show combines a thoroughly entertaining blend of mystery, drama, romance, and comedy with some of the most beautiful & astonishing stage magic in existence today, including a girl sawn in half, the floating lady, a man melting through a sheet of steel, a woman shot from a cannon, and much more.. Audience members will be invited to the stage to share the wonder!Click here for complete details
A Concert with Commentary! Classical Music for Everyone!
Beloved compositions of some of America’s greatest composers. Program features the rarely heard solo piano version Gershwin made of Rhapsody in Blue, Aaron Copland’s humorous Cat and the Mouse as well as his rousing Hoe Down from Rodeo, Leonard Bernstein’s touching, soulful Anniversaries, as well as his unpunished Meditation on a Wedding (which will receive its Reif Center premiere) and Scott Joplin’s Wall Street Rag! Each composition will be performed in its entirety, and the program will close with a short, informal Q and A.Click here for complete details
Slavery, Dred Scott, Jim Crow, The Civil Rights Movement – we may know this history, but do we understand what it means TODAY? Through innovative, interactive theater techniques, Feeling History helps audiences understand, intellectually and emotionally, America’s legacy of institutional and individual racism. Together let us learn to ask challenging questions, consider new perspectives, and take action that will change culture and climate, and perhaps, even create a new legacy of equality for future generations.
1 FREE Student with each paid Adult or SeniorClick here for complete details
Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of the recently formed duo, Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined as Dusty Heart fuse to create a powerful and haunting sound. The pair has crafted a unique sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, and folk.Click here for complete details
James Sewell Ballet is more than a contemporary ballet company. More so, they are a chamber dance troupe that combines the elegance of classical ballet, the freedom of modern dance, and the can-do spirit of vaudeville. Their unique blend of talent, chutzpah, physicality and humor transcends all stereotypes of the classical art form.Click here for complete details
Eric Pollard is a Grand Rapids, Minnesota, boy better known by the name he shares with his stage persona, band and ethos: Actual Wolf. A few years back, he emerged from behind the drum kit to become a front man and accomplished songwriter. Listening to him was to hear a wolf trying on sound; a vocal chameleon who could effortlessly channel Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan or a nameless country music singer drifting in on an AM signal. There wasn’t any doubt this guy could sing, write or play — you just didn’t know where it was going to go.
Last year, Pollard left the Minnesota scene where he had just begun to make a mark to go to Nashville. On his way south he told folks he was going to make an album called Itasca, named for the county where he grew up — a land of 1,000 of Minnesota’s “10,000 Lakes,” tall pines, scrub brush and red dirt on the edge of town. Actual Wolf went all the way to the Country Music Capital of the USA to make an album that is required listening for a lonely late night drive up Highway 38 to Bigfork.
-Aaron Brown aka MN BrownClick here for complete details
The Minnesota Orchestra plays with heart and drive, earning it the loyalty of Minnesota audiences and an international reputation as one of the world’s great orchestras. Join conductor Roderick Cox as he leads the Orchestra at the Reif Center in performances of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture; Ravel’s exquisite Le Tombeau de Couperin; and Brahms’ powerful First Symphony. Hear for yourself why The Huffington Post says “Minnesota musicians play with urgency, immediacy and drama that never abates.”Click here for complete details
Friday-Saturday, June 9-10, 2017 | 7:00pm
Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 2:00pm
Reif Dance celebrates the end of another successful class year with their annual Spring Show. Ballet, jazz, tap and modern students, young and old, come together for this story-themed production. With past performance titles such as “Aladdin,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and “Little Red Riding Hood and the Storybook Mysteries,” you can understand why Reif Dance’s family-friendly productions are a delight to audiences. Always a mix of fabulous costumes, great music and exceptional talent.Click here for complete details