Born from a talking piece of wood carved by the old Geppetto, the rebellious, cheeky and careless Pinocchio discovers the meaning of growing up through a thousand trials. To become a real boy, he will have to face Mangiafuoco, the terrible Puppet Master, suffer the malice of the Fox and his sidekick, the Cat, escape from Toyland and save his father from the belly of the giant fish!
Pinocchio from Tout à Trac is another amazing journey into the heart of childhood and imagination. Since 1998, Tout à Trac has been exploring the inner workings of imagination and of theater through a creative process in which acting with masks, storytelling and puppetry all play an active part.
One FREE student ticket for every paid adult. Use the code FREESTUDENT online in the discount code section.
Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Theater Education Program, directed by Jim Cagle.
The Theater Education Program, a joint project of The Reif and the Grand Rapids Players, will present an adaption of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Students ages 6-12 grades will perform after attending six-weeks of theater training.
This adaption preserves the original poetry while simplifying the language. The version is adapted by award-winning playwright Claudia Haas, a White Bear Lake, Minn native who has devoted more than 20 years to writing plays for youth and young performers.
Recreated from the classical ballet by Tchaikovsky, and performed by the superb Reif Dancers, The Nutcracker tells the enchanting story of young Clara who dreams that her nutcracker doll is transformed into a valiant prince. After defeating the evil Mouse King and his army, they are transported to the fantastical Land of Sweets where they are welcomed by a host of delectable characters. A winter holiday tradition, this performance, with its passionate music, beautiful costumes and elegant dancing, will leave your family warm with good cheer. Adult tickets are $16 and child/students are $9.
There are three shows:
Friday, Nov 30 – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 2 – 2 p.m.
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This season, don’t miss out on a wildly-imaginative, “not-so-silent night” the whole family can celebrate together.
A perfectly un-traditional holiday experience for the entire family — Four world-renowned hoofers and a swingin’ seven-piece band inject the signature Rhythmic Circus style of rapid-fire tap into upbeat holiday classics.
Rhythmic Circus: Holiday Shuffle captures the spirit of the holiday with a beatboxing rendition of “The Grinch”, a full-cast performance of “Linus and Lucy” (A Charlie Brown Christmas), five new originals, and a bright mash-up medley titled “Toy Soldier March” where the dancers and musicians are adorned in colorful soldier attire performing a syncopated percussive dance sequence at eye-popping speeds.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Bring the whole family for this fun concert and thanks to our sponsors, tickets are only $1! Ring in 2019 Live@TheReif.
As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.
Two Shows: Noon and 3 p.m.
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We’ll warm up one February night with hot Latin music. The featured soloist for this concert is talented trumpeter Mr. Earl Salemink. Salemink will perform the solo in Johnny Cowell’s Virgin de la Macarena. The ISO trumpet section and Salemink will also be featured in Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday. The orchestra will also perform Leroy Anderson’s Blue Tango, Arturo Marquez’s Danzón Number 2, Jose Pablo Moncayo’s Huapango and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Cappriccio Espangnole.
Earl Salemink has served as the principal trumpet for the DSSO since 1989 and has performed solos throughout the Midwest over the span of his career. Salemink teaches trumpet at the University of Wisconsin, Superior.
The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug’s world, capturing all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books! Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt. Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others.
Most enjoyed by ages 5 through adult
Adults $20, children/students $10. FREE student ticket with paid adult. Use the code FREESTUDENT for the online discount code at checkout.