Reif Performing Arts Center

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  • Call (218)327-5780 or go online (www.reifcenter.org) for ticket prices. Free parking.

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  • The Reif is attached to the Grand Rapids High School, 800 Conifer Dr, off Hwy 38.

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  • Office: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm and for performances

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Andreas Klein

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    German-born pianist Andreas Klein has distinguished himself as a dynamic and compelling performer with a command of a wide range of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations. The New York Times declared him "A fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four Ts of pianism" and "A pianist who makes silences sound like music." Klein's career as orchestra soloist and recitalist has taken him to the world's most prestigious venues and gained him critical acclaim in major cities from Berlin to Damascus.

  2. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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.

    Doors open: 7:00pm
    Concert start: 7:30pm
    All Tickets $25

  3. Great Northern Union

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    High Impact Harmony - that's what The Great Northern Union (GNU), an auditioned men's a cappella chorus based in the Minnesota Metro, brings to every performance. Founded in 1985, the Great Northern Union has grown in mission, size and quality, currently boasting a membership of 90+ singers. Their pedigree of excellence and tight 4-part harmonies earned them a silver medal at the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Chorus Competition, taking second by a margin of only .2%. Performing a range of music their concerts are full of energy and technically near-flawless. Joining them on stage for a few numbers will be the Grand Rapids Area Male Chorus and the Itasca Community Chorus.

  4. James Sewell Ballet

    102 2nd Avenue
    Bigfork, MN 56628
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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. Appropriate for all ages.

    Doors open: 7:00pm
    Concert start: 7:30pm
    Tickets: Adult $20, Senior $18, Student $10

  5. Kathy Mattea

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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.

  6. Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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.

    Doors open: 7:00pm
    Concert start: 7:30pm
    Tickets: Adult $29, Senior $26, Student $14

  7. Liberty Gospel Quartet

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    Whether or not you are a fan of Southern Gospel music, the sweet harmonies and emotion of the Liberty Quartet are sure to win you over to the genre. Based in Boise, ID, this troupe of male voices is rich in sound and spirit. Liberty Quartet currently averages about 150 performances a year - from churches and nursing homes to large conventions and festivals. They have shared the stage with popular groups such as Gaither Vocal Band, Legacy Five, Greater Vision, the Booth Brothers, the Hoppers, the Isaacs, the Collingsworth Family, and many others. Their music bridges all generations, bringing enjoyment to traditional and contemporary audiences.

    Doors open: 7:00pm
    Concert start: 7:30pm
    Seating will be by general admission
    A free-will offering will be taken at the door to benefit the Reif Renovation

  8. Mason Jennings

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    Well-known for his simple yet catchy melodies, intimate lyrics, and distinctive voice, Mason Jennings could easily be described as one of the most popular artists on the contemporary music scene in Minnesota. Having just released his 12th album, Always Been, Jennings is more in touch with his ambitions than ever, “I started making music because music saved my life when I was little—it was something I could go to and always have a feeling of connection,” he says. “Above all else, I want to make sure I always remember that trying to give other people that sort of feeling is the major purpose behind what I’m doing.”

  9. Michel Lauzière

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    How can one best define Michel Lauzière? He is a combination of inventor, acrobat, comedian and musician rolled into one charismatic “Master of unusual comedy”. From entering his famous huge balloon to playing classical music with his unique horn suit, or playing popular themes with water guns, dishes or absolutely anything he can find, Michel Lauzière reveals some of the most original and unique sight gags ever performed. Artist of universal appeal, Lauzière is one of the few comedian-performers who can charm and entertain audiences of all social backgrounds, all ages, and all cultures.

  10. Reif Dance Company Show

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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.

    Featurette: Friday, March 6
    Our Reif Dance Company and Junior Company perform an original work by notable choreographer, James Sewell, titled Doo-Be-Doo. Premiered in 1994, Doo-Be-Doo is a series of ten playful dances set to the music of J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart.

    Featurette: Saturday, March 7
    2015 marks our 8th annual Dancing With Our Stars competition, in which local business celebrities are matched with Reif Dance students vying for ballroom dancing distinction. Past winners have included such notable figures as Itasca County Sheriff, Victor Williams; Grand Rapids Police Chief, Jim Denny; and COO of Magnetation, Matt Lehtinen. The final winner will be selected by an audience vote!


    Doors open: 7:00pm
    Concert start: 7:30pm
    Tickets: Adult $16, Senior $14, Student $8

  11. Reif Dance Spring Show

    308 Roosevelt Avenue
    Coleraine, MN 55722
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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!

    Friday & Saturday
    Doors open: 6:30pm
    Show start: 7:00pm

    Sunday
    Doors open: 1:30pm
    Show start: 2:00pm
    Tickets: Adult $13, Senior $11, Student $7

  12. Rock & Roll Xmas Spectacular

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    Rock & Roll Xmas Spectacular is a Las Vegas-caliber, multimedia, full-production show that mixes an 8-piece band with 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 bring new takes on hit songs you didn't even know were holiday classics. Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit better than the Rock & Roll Xmas Spectacular!

  13. Simply Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute)

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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.

    Doors open: 7:00pm
    Concert start: 7:30pm
    All Tickets $25

  14. The Adventures of Robin Hood

    308 Roosevelt Avenue
    Coleraine, MN 55722
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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!) Recommend for Grades 3rd and up.

    Doors open: 6:30pm
    Concert start: 7:00pm
    Tickets: Adult $18, Senior $16, Student $9
    [1 FREE Student with each paid Adult or Senior]
    Produced by Visible Fictions, Glasgow, Scotland

  15. The Kingston Trio

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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.

    Doors open: 7:00pm
    Concert start: 7:30pm
    Tickets: Adult $29, Senior $26, Student $14

  16. The Master Builder

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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.

    Doors open: 7:00pm
    Concert start: 7:30pm
    Tickets: Adult $20, Senior $18, Student $10

  17. The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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. Recommended for Grades K-4th. Based on the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown - Celebrating 50 years!

    Doors open: 7:00pm
    Concert start: 7:30pm
    Tickets: Adult $18, Senior $16, Student $9
    [1 FREE Student with each paid Adult or Senior]
    Produced by Dallas Children's Theater Company, Dallas, TX

  18. The Nutcracker Ballet

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    Enchanting audiences with its passionate music, beautiful costumes and elegant choreography, The Nutcracker Ballet has become a mainstay of the Reif Center’s holiday line-up. Brought to life by our superb Reif dancers, we journey to the whimsical and wintery Land of Sweets, where we are greeted by a host of delectable characters. Experience the magic of this heartwarming and beautiful tradition!

  19. Zodiac Trio

    720 NW Conifer Dr
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-5780

    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.

    Doors open: 1:30pm
    Concert start: 2:00pm
    Tickets: Adult $20, Senior $18, Student $10

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