March 2-3, 2018 | 7:30pm
Reif Dance is the premier dance school in the region, and our Reif Dance Company showcases the best of the best. Their talent will blow you away! The Company Show brings together original, classical, contemporary, and modern dance. Presenting works by professional choreographers as well as student choreography. A special collaboration with GRHS Bands will be the highlight this year as they perform excerpts from West Side Story.Click here for complete details
The aptly named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Sue Passmore. All of them best friends, the Ontario-based trio charms with their impeccable vocals, winsome songwriting, and on-stage banter drawn from a seemingly endless succession of comedic adventures on the road and at home. And it’s not just audiences falling in love with the Good Lovelies, the group are 4-time winners at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and 2010 Juno Award winners.Click here for complete details
As the child of Country Music Royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. Now in the third decade of her career, with 6 number ones, 14 top ten singles, 2 Grammys, 2 CMA wins, and many more prestigious nominations, Pam Tillis’ star shines ever brighter.Click here for complete details
The Social Animals are a full time, van-living young band. They speak through elegantly sarcastic, thoughtful lyrics with memorable melodies splattered across a canvas of indie rock instrumentation. They don’t do backflips at their live shows or slide across their knees into guitar solos. Instead, they play their music passionately and honestly, carrying both the intensity to move feet and the delicacy to keep them still. Between songs, their dry commentary on the status of their lives and the world around them appeals to the type of person who, perhaps, spends time actually reading through a band bio.Click here for complete details
The Reif Center and ISD #318 Endowments invite you to a special performance by The Sound Exchange. It begins with a social at 6pm featuring mock-tails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, followed at 7:30 by a delightful evening of entertainment by The Sound Exchange.
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Based on the book by Newbery Medal-winning author Paul Fleishman, Seedfolks is about an immigrant neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio that is transformed by a community garden. Nine-year-old Kim plants six lima bean seeds in the vacant lot next to her apartment building to honor the father she never knew. Slowly, each member of the community finds a reason to plant their own seeds, resurrecting a derelict lot and uniting a fractured neighborhood. Actress Sonja Parks embodies the 11 distinct voices of Gibb Street in this enthralling one-woman production.
Produced by Children’s Theater Company
1 FREE student ticket with each paid adult or senior
Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece band. Dedicated to re-creating the true sound of The Carpenters, Rock and her band showcase some of the most memorable songs of the 70s including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and of course “Close to You.”Click here for complete details
Now beginning its third decade,” the Artaria String Quartet was recently lauded by the St. Paul Pioneer Press — “Artaria Quartet is likely to give eloquent voice to whatever work it tackles.” Artaria has served as MPR Artists-in-Residence and was featured on Twin Cities Public Television in the Minnesota Orginal series. The quartet has appeared at major summer festivals including the Banff Centre in Canada, Festival de L’Epau in France, and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA. Currently they direct the Stringwood Chamber Music Festival each summer in Southeast Minnesota.Click here for complete details
Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs!
Produced by Childsplay, Tempe, AZ
By Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz
Adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman
With music composed by Michael Koerner
Based on the book by P.D. Eastman. Copyright ©1961 by P.D. Eastman. Copyright renewed 1989 Mary L. Eastman. Originally commissioned and produced by Seattle Children’s Theatre.
Recommended for Grades: Pre K-2
1 FREE student with each paid adult or senior
VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, together with Don Shelby (former WCCO news anchor) as Mark Twain, celebrate life on the Mississippi River. Through choral music and the spoken word, VocalEssence takes listeners on a musical journey of the past and present—choral masterpieces, favorite folksongs, traditional spirituals, and Americana—all paired with the words of Mark Twain.
MPR Members: $2 DiscountClick here for complete details