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The Reif Center Tickets Go On Sale

Guest blogger: Annette Bauer, Marketing Director of The Reif Center, writes today’s blog about The 2018-2019 Reif Center performance season, and announces that tickets go on sale August 6, 2018.

Are you looking for something fun to do in Grand Rapids? Look no further than The Reif. With more than 60 shows scheduled in the next year, every month is filled with opportunities to enjoy excellent live performances in theater, music and dance plus an art gallery in our expansive lobby highlighting regional artists and student exhibits. Tickets go on sale August 6, 2018 at 8:30am (central time).

You will feel comfortable at The Reif, whether you want to dress-up for an elegant night on the town or make last minute plans to see a live show and come in jeans.  If you have never been to The Reif, add it to your bucket list, if you haven’t been to The Reif in some time, come see us again and rediscover the excitement of live entertainment.

Our shows have a widespread appeal and feature exceptional talent from classical-music artists to Broadway bands. In addition, The Reif is home to local community theater juggernaut Grand Rapids Players producing two exceptional shows annually along with performances by another outstanding partner, Itasca Symphony Orchestra with shows from adult and student artists.

The Wilcox Theater allows for bigger production performances like the Broadway performance STOMP (spring of 2018).

Ives Theater provides for a very intimate performance atmosphere.

The Reif has two great stages. The Wilcox theater has 700 seats all with ample leg room and excellent sight lines. Ives studio theater is an intimate space for 200 which can be transformed to incorporate small events by contracting the seats providing an open plan for coffee-house style performances.

“This is an incredible lineup of shows,” said Shantel Dow, Reif executive director. “We engage artists who have wide-spread appeal, and present exceptional talent within varied genres. The Reif has two beautiful theaters with excellent sightlines and our goal is to make Grand Rapids a northern destination for culture and entertainment for everyone.”

Live theater, music and dance include perennial favorites like Eagles tribute featuring The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious, Rock and Roll Christmas, and Reif Nutcracker, plus new shows like Broadway’s Rock of Ages and Diamond Rio. Showcasing Minnesota musicians through a partnership with KAXE CenterStage Minn. brings up-and-coming talented Indie artists to the Ives theater the first Thursday of each month Sept-May.

“Family friendly entertainment is also high on our priority list,” said Dow. “Many of these shows are not only scheduled for evening performances but we host day-shows for regional school children through our Children’s Series. We lower the price per seat and offer transportation scholarships to reduce barriers to the school system.”

Basement Ladies

Richard Marx

SHOW LIST: 8/11 – Fab 6; 8/23-26 Church Basement Ladies “You Smell Barn”; 8/20 Jeremy Messersmith; 8/25 Family Traditions; 8/29 Marjie Shrimpton; 10/4 Arrival from Sweden; 10/5 Richard Marx; 10/9 Vitaly; 10/13 Jim Brickman; 10/14 Dailey & Vincent; 10/18 Brothers Burn Mountain; 10/19 Taking it to the Limit “Eagles”; 10/30 Pinocchio Tout a Trac; 11/2 James Sewell Ballet; 11/3 Paula Poundstone; 11/8 Ishmael; 11/11 Accidental Hero; 11/12 Harlem Quartet; 11/15 Jack Klatt Band; 11/30 to 12/2 Reif Nutcracker; 12/4 Rhythmic

Diamond Rio

Circus; 12/4 Diamond Rio; 12/20 Bad, Bad Hats; 12/22 Rock & Roll Christmas; 1/1 Okee Dokee Brothers; 1/11 Ordinarius; 1/17 John Mark Nelson; 1/19 The Highwaymen; 1/22 OK Factor Duet; 1/25 Tu Dance; 2/5 Rock of Ages; 2/8 Remembering Bobby Vee; 2/17 Piano Men -Elton John &Billy Joel; 2/21 Pert Near Sandstone: 2/22 Ragamala “Sacred Earth”; 2/24 Rhythm of the Dance; 3/3 Special Consensus; 3/4 Spamalot; 3/8 Diary


of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly; 3/9-10 Reif Company Dance; 3/21 Red Planet Jazz; 3/28 MatheMagic! Starring Bradley Fields; 3/30 Daichi No Kai drummers from Kobe Japan; 4/5 Dragons Love Tacos; 4/11 Lost 40; 4/14 Popovich Comedy Pet Theater; 4/16 Leaves of Grass; 4/18 Superior Siren; 4/28 Glenn Miller Orchestra; 5/16 Communist Daughter; 5/17 Shh! We Have a Plan; 6/14 Reif Company Spring Show; 6/22 Great Northern Radio Show

Many of these activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Arts Midwest, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

For tickets, contact The Reif at 218-327-5780, or online at

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