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Super Scientific Circus

Super Scientific Circus

Underwritten by: Paul Bunyan Communications
Friday, January 30
7:00pm
Tickets: Ad $18/Sen $16/Stu $9
[FREE student with each paid adult. Discount N/A online.]

The Super Scientific Circus, starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.

6pm- Pre-show Carnival Activities: Face painting and balloon tyiing.

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Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea

Underwritten by: Dr. Lee & Mary Jo Jess & Itasca Reliable Insurance
Friday, February 6
7:30pm
Tickets: $28

Kathy Mattea, whose music combines elements of folk, bluegrass and gospel, is one of country music’s most respected artists. She has charted sixteen top hits with four reaching number one: “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses;” “Goin’ Gone;” “Burnin’ Old Memories;” and “Come From the Heart.” Mattea is a two-time Grammy Award winner, has won four Country Music Awards including two for Female Vocalist of the year, and four Academy of Country Music Awards, including Top Female Vocalist and Song of the Year.

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Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein the Musical presented by the Grand Rapids Players

Young Frankenstein

Fri-Sat, Feb 13-14 & 20, 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 22, 2:00pm
Tickets: Ad $15/Sen & Stu $10
Underwritten by Lakes Area Credit Union

 

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Itasca Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Itasca Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, February 21
7:30pm
Tickets: Ad $12/Sen $10/Stu $5
ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Underwritten by: 1st National Bank of Coleraine & Country Inn
Wednesday, February 25
7:30pm
Tickets: Ad $29/Sen $26/Stu $14

Celebrating over fifty years of joyous and uplifting a cappella music, Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to the Reif Stage to share the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South Africa. Named "South African Cultural Ambassadors to the World" by Nelson Mandela, this group has created a musical and spiritual message that has touched a worldwide audience. They have earned four Grammy Awards, with many more nominations, including an Academy and Tony Award nomination. Ladysmith Black Mambazo has recorded with such notable artists as Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Josh Groban, Melissa Etheridge, and more.

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Click, Clack, Moo by Theatreworks USA, New York

Click, Clack, Moo

Underwritten by: Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital
Friday, February 27
7:00pm
Tickets: Ad $18/Sen $16/Stu $9
[FREE student with each paid adult. Discount N/A online.]

When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop, hiding it in a cold barn along with some shivering cows who use it to type messages requesting blankets. When Farmer Brown ignores their deman xds, the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets = no milk and no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in this hilariously "mooooo-ving" new musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

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Reif Dance Company Show

Reif Dance Company Show

Underwritten by: Arrow Embroidery & Computer Enterprises
Friday-Saturday, March 6-7
7:30pm
Tickets: Ad $16/Sen $14/Stu $8

Some of the best talent in the region trains right here at the Reif Center. Our Reif Dance Company will astound you with their poise, athleticism and depth - setting a new high standard for student performance. Two nights of performance include a diverse presentation of classical and contemporary ballet, modern and tap dance numbers, with special featurettes each evening. Click below to learn more.

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Kingston Trio

Kingston Trio

Underwritten by: Sawmill Inn & Swanson Law Office
Sunday, March 8
7:30pm
Tickets: Ad $29/Sen $26/Stu $14

In 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco's North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late 50s & early 60s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation. Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular for a simple reason: great songs that sound as good today as the first time you heard them. And fifty-six years after "Tom Dooley" shot to the top of the charts, the Trio is still on the road thirty weeks a year, bringing back all the great memories and making new ones.

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The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley by Dallas Children's Theater

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Friday, March 13
7:00pm
Tickets: Ad $18/Sen $16/Stu $9
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Stanley Lambchop is just like everyone else. That's the problem. For Stanley, life is TOO normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls - right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat...really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley - the ultimate exchange student - explores the globe and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

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Simply Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute)

Simply Diamond

Underwritten by: Deerwood Bank
Saturday, March 14
7:30pm
Tickets: $25

Singled out by bandleader, Paul Shaffer of "The Late Show with David Letterman," as the best of the best among Neil Diamond tribute shows, Simply Diamond is as authentic as it gets. Impersonator, Brian La Blanc, brings more than just Neil's famous sequined shirts to the stage. His presentation of all Neil's popular songs will blow you away! Le Blanc is proud of the great attention to detail which he and his band members use in giving Neil Diamond's music new life.

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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Underwritten by: Anderson, Ophoven & Stauffer Law
Saturday, March 21
7:30pm
Tickets: $25

Legendary in the Bluegrass genre and called a “mandolin virtuoso” with “perfectly silken harmony” Doyle Lawson together with his band, Quicksilver, have recorded 40 albums and earned multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations. They are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. Lawson is reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year, crowned in October 2012, on the heels of Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame that September.

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Zodiac Trio

Zodiac Trio

Underwritten by: Itasca Community College
Sunday, March 22
2:00pm
Tickets: Ad $20/Sen $18/Stu $10

The Zodiac Trio enjoys an international concert schedule that spans three continents and presents an eclectic repertoire that mixes contemporary with the traditional.  Formed in 2006 at Manhattan School of Music, the trio earned the great honor of becoming the first American group, and the only ensemble with a wind instrument, to enter the esteemed Ysaÿe Quartet Chamber Music program at the Paris Superior Conservatory. In its relatively short history, the Zodiac Trio has managed to achieve a level of recognition on the international chamber music stage, rarely bestowed upon an ensemble of such untraditional instrumentation.

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The Master Builder by Commonweal Theatre

The Master Builder

Underwritten by: US Bank
Tuesday, March 31
7:30pm
Tickets: Ad $20/Sen $18/Stu $10

As the Reif prepares to break ground for renovation, the Commonweal Theatre of Lanesboro, MN, one of the nation's best interpreters of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, presents a fitting finale: Ibsen's The Master Builder. First published in 1892, The Master Builder is about architect Halvard Solness, who despite personal tragedy (including the death of his two sons) has risen to the top of his profession. With the entrance of Hilda Wangel, a young woman whom he met as a child ten years ago, his life acquires a new focal point, one that will mean the end of him.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood by Visible Fictions, Scotland

Robin Hood

Underwritten by: Target
Friday, April 24
7:00pm
@ GREENWAY AUDITORIUM
Tickets: Ad $18/Sen $16/Stu $9
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In a forest somewhere near you, there is a band of brothers seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean, trained justice fighting machines. Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forrest, but one thing is for sure . . . no rogue is safe! Join internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions for a silly and unexpected take on the classic Robin Hood. Come prepared to unleash your imagination as two actors, and a surprising stash of props, take on a multitude of characters. (Look out rich folks, your piggy banks may never be safe again!)

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Guy Noir: The Ballet by James Sewell Ballet

Guy Noir: The Ballet

Underwritten by: Center
Friday, May 8
7:30pm
@ EDGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Tickets: Ad $20/Sen $18/Stu $10

Known for their creative, visionary and contemporary take on a classical art form, the James Sewell Ballet (JSB) delivers another highly-appealing performance - Guy Noir: The Ballet. Inspired by the segment on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, the neo-story ballet has garnered national appeal as one of JSB's most entertaining works. It has been applauded for its spectacle of characters, costumes and music; and it features narrations by Keillor himself, as well as music by A Prairie Home Companions' Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. The familiarity of the Guy Noir: Private Eye character is certain to make this ballet resonate with Greater Minnesota audiences.

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Itasca Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Itasca Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, May 16
7:30pm
Tickets: Ad $12/Sen $10/Stu $5
GREENWAY AUDITORIUM, COLERAINE

 

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Reif Dance Spring Show: The Jungle Book

Reif Dance Spring Show

Underwritten by: Woodland Bank, GR Jaycees & Itasca Surgical Clinic
Fri-Sat, June 5-6/7:00pm
Sun, June 7/2:00pm
@ GREENWAY AUDITORIUM
Tickets: Ad $13/Sen $11/Stu $7

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 "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 - we couldn't imagine a better season finale than our Reif Dance Spring Show!

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