720 NW Conifer Drive Grand Rapids,
The Myles Reif Performing Arts Center is also referred to as simply “The Reif.” It hosts about 40 national and international touring performances each year, representing a diverse range of artistic disciplines, including music from country and rock to classical, classical and contemporary dance, musical theater, children’s theater, comedy and more, including performances by local music, theater and dance organizations and school groups.
After completing a renovation and expansion project in 2016, the Reif is now home to two stages: the Wilcox Theater, seating 700, and the Mary Ives Studio Theater, an intimate space seating 200.
The Grand Rapids Players present the ABBA musical comedy Mamma Mia! Performances run March 15-17 and March 22-24. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available online at reifcenter.org.
Daichi No Kai Taiko is a drumming group from Kobe, Japan. Taiko is the Japanese word for drum and refers to the modern style of playing such drums. TaikoArts Midwest presents Yuichi Kimura and Daichi No Kai from Kobe, Japan. Tickets can be purchased online, at reifcenter.org.
Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories is a musical based on several favorite children’s books: Interrupting Chicken, Dragons Love Tacos, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, and The Dot. Tickets can be purchased online, at reifcenter.org.
Randy Gosa and Brian Miller are both renowned in the Irish traditional music world. As a duo, they mix a passion for Northwoods history and folklore with their finely honed approach to song-arrangement to bring this under-explored music to life. Tickets can be purchased online, at reifcenter.org.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is entertainment for the whole family, featuring the unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of former Moscow Circus veteran, Gregory Popovich and the talents of his performing pets. Tickets can be purchased online, at reifcenter.org.
Combining theater, dance and solo performance, this show is about history, art, and literature – presenting aspects of Walt Whitman’s life and work in which discussions of male/male relations have moved into every section of the newspaper. This play explores Whitman’s sexuality and what it meant to his work. Tickets can be purchased online at reifcenter.org.
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra was a swing-dance band formed by the late Miller in 1938. It was arranged around a clarinet and tenor saxophone playing melody, while three other saxophones played the harmony. As of today, the present Glenn Miller Orchestra -- formed in 1956 -- has played over 300 live dates all around the world. Tickets can be purchased online at reifcenter.org.
Communist Daughter is an indie rock band from St. Paul led by John Solomon and his wife Molly, accompanied by bassist Adam Switlick, drummer Steven Yasgar, guitarist Al Weiers and Dillon Marchus on keys. Tickets can be purchased online, at reifcenter.org.
Shh! We Have a Plan is a production by Cahoots NI, a professional children's theater company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The story follows the journey of some madcap characters, each of whom has a plan -- they all want to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree. Tickets can be purchased online, at reifcenter.org.
The Reif spring show is the annual finale of Reif Dance education. Each year features a theme-inspired show performed by more than 100 students from preschoolers to high school seniors. Tickets can be purchased online, at reifcenter.org.
The Great Northern Radio Show with Aaron Brown is a live radio variety show produced for Northern Community Radio. The show features music, sketches, performance and storytelling celebrating the talent and culture of northern Minnesota.