The Reif Center Performing Arts Center brings world class performances to rural Minnesota theatres and stages through their Reif On The Road – Fall & Winter 2015/2016 Season.
Guest Blogger: Katie Benes, Reif Center Marketing Director, shares updates about upcoming Reif Center performances that will be located throughout NE Minnesota arts theatres and performance centers during their renovation period.
During the renovation progresses on the Reif Performing Arts Center, the organization’s mission of “stimulating arts in Northern Minnesota” continues. The Reif has literally “taken their show on the road,” presenting events in the communities surrounding Grand Rapids. The series called Reif on the Road kicked-off this summer with three independent film shown under the stars at the Showboat Landing. But now, as the roadways grow ever more beautiful with the changing autumn leaves, performances begin in earnest.
On October, on the 18th, 3pm, the Reif will present Cirque Alfonse from Quebec, Canada, in a performance called Timber. Timber has been described as “Cirque du Soleil meets lumberjack show.” It is a hyper-festive performance which includes aerial acrobatics, axe juggling, knife throwing, music, dance, and epic displays of strength and agility. The Reif and Forest History Center will team up for a special pre-show event in Coleraine’s Longyear Park beginning at 1pm. Friends of the Forest History Center will host timber-themed games – a great event for families!
Other events in the line-up for fall include: comedian, Sonya White (Nov 8); Gospel family band, The Isaacs (Nov 14); Unsinkable Women (Nov 24), a one-woman retrospective on survivors of the Titanic disaster; a locally-produced Nutcracker Ballet (Dec 4-6); the electric Rock & Roll Xmas Spectacular (Dec 18); and more!
For more information about the Reif on the Road performance series check out the events calendar on www.visitgrandrapids.com/events/calendar or read more about each of the performances at www.reifcenter.org. Tickets for Reif Center events are available at Reed Drug in downtown Grand Rapids, via phone at (218) 327-5780, or online at www.reifcenter.org.