Mention his name to just about any country music lover and the response will likely be, “What a voice!” Berry’s incredible tenor has delivered chart-topping singles such as “Your Love Amazes Me,” “Standing on the Edge of Goodbye,” “I Think About It All The Time,” “Change My Mind,” and “You and Only You.” But it was his stunning performance of the title track of the 1995 CD O Holy Night that led to his most enduring legacy. John Berry began doing a Christmas tour in 1996 and this year marks his 21st consecutive Christmas concert series.Click here for complete details
Friday-Saturday, December 8-9, 2017 | 6:30pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 2:00pm
Recreated from the classical ballet by Tchaikovsky, and performed by our 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.Click here for complete details
True Hope Ministries welcomes nationally-know Christian recording artist John Tibbs to the Reif Center, Friday, December 15th, at 6:30 PM. Local talent Jed Laplant will open the show! John will present an acoustic set, mixing Christmas favorites with some of his well know songs including “Dead Man Walking”, “Anchor”, and “Everything I Need”. Doors will open at 6 for general seating, with Jed taking stage at 6:30. You will be blessed by both of the young men we are happy to host!
Tickets also available at: www.truehopemn.com, at Community Bible Chapel in Cohasset, Inspirations Bookstore, Grand Organic Food Market, and Grace Bible Chapel. Adult tickets will be $20 at the door (save $5 by purchasing in advance!)Click here for complete details
Rock & Roll Xmas Show is a Vegas-caliber, multimedia performance that mixes music, comedy, parodies, and even a game show! Join an all-star cast of musicians as they rock their way through timeless holiday classics and deliver new takes on holiday hit songs. You’ll hear Christmas standards like Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree, The Little Drummer Boy and many more like you’ve never heard them performed before!Click here for complete details
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words of the men who lived it.
Written by Peter Rothstein
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Music Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Vicky Emerson and Sarah Morris began touring together in support of their recent individual releases. Initially, their idea was that a shared tour made financial sense, but at their first rehearsal everything changed. With Sarah’s clear, melodic voice combined with Vicky’s warm and weathered harmony, they discovered a completely new sound. A sound that combines traditional country and Americana music with stellar harmonies accompanied by their guitars and piano. And it’s a sound that audiences can’t get enough of. At their debut radio interview on Radio Heartland as a duo, the host Mike Pengra from Minnesota Public Radio, declared, “It’s as if Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams joined forces!”Click here for complete details
January 1, 2018 | 12:00pm & 3:00pm
Playing By Air captivates audiences with a joyful fusion of music, juggling, and circus in which traditional theatricality meets absurd comedy. The award-winning performers of Playing By Air share their sense of playfulness and breathtaking feats in a production enjoyed equally by adults, families, and children. Audiences are drawn into the performance with a contagious attitude of expressive play and creativity.Click here for complete details
Like a bedtime story as told by biologists. Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and live accapella music. This glowing magnification of mitosis features highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi (Atmosphere) and Libby Turner (Sounds of Blackness) with the blacklight puppetry of award-winning performers Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith, directed by master puppeteer Kurt Hunter.
Produced by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
Microscope Fun Gallery | 5:30pm
Come early for the Microscope Fun Gallery in the lobby. Explore the connections between art and science with hands-on adventures in magnification.
1 FREE student with each paid adult or senior
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German Pianist Andreas Klein has distinguished himself as a dynamic and compelling performer with his command of a wide range of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations. The New York Times declared him “A pianist who makes silences sound like music”.Click here for complete details
“The best country songwriter in Minnesota, Erik Koskinen doesn’t sing about tailgating, partying with babes and driving down dirt roads. He’s more old school, with a focus on working-class themes, whether it’s about the effects of oil in “Boomtown,” the calling of a musician in “Six Pack of Beer and a Pack of Cigarettes” or the challenges of being unemployed on Independence Day in “Slow Burn.” Those tunes are on his splendid second album, “America Theatre,” a collection that would make Merle Haggard proud.”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune