The Reif Center’s 2015-2016 Annual Report

We invite you to learn more about our organization by examining our 2015-2016 Annual Report. If you'd like to read the report in print, click the button below to view and print a pdf. or [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|

Backstage at the Reif with Sharon Marty

Backstage at the Reif Center Sharon Marty, Costumer for The Grand Rapids Players March 2017 Last month we chatted with Sarah Kowitz of the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program, one of our co-tenants at the [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|

Program Notes: Vienna Boys Choir, Conductor Oliver Stech

“Smile”     Part 1 William Boyce (1710 – 1779) Alleluja 3-part canon Arr. Gerald Wirth William Boyce was born in London, the son of a joiner. He became a choirboy at St. Paul’s Cathedral [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|

Backstage at the Reif Center: Interview with Sarah Kowitz

One of the goals for our recent renovation and expansion project was to realize the Reif Center as a regional hub for a diverse range of artistic activity. As part of that goal the Reif [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|

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|
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.

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|
  • Greg Johnson

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|

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|

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|

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|