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Welcome to David M. Player Center for the Arts On-line

Safford CFA is proud to present our newly remodeled website. Our goal with this website is to give you the latest information on upcoming events. You are able to purchase on-line tickets and pay for them from home. Gift Certificates are also available. Our site will include valuable information to help our friends, as well as potential events who are wanting to rent our facility.


Thank you to this years SPONSORS: Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, E. A. Glass, Quality Inn & Suites, CKC Construction & Materials, Majik 100.7 KJIK, Basha"s, McDonalds, Johnson Motors, CMI Quick Copy, Eastern Arizona Courier, Vining Funeral Home, Casa Manana, Country Financial, Bushman Dental, Eastern Arizona Ag Center, Trophies "N Tees, Smith & Taylor Automotive, and Brand Source.

2nd Annual "Dance It Off" Competition
The David M. Player Center for the Arts is proud to announce our 2nd annual DANCE COMPETITION.  We invite all that are interested to participate to join us on January 30, 2016.      

We are committed to offering a talent competition that is both accommodating to dance teachers and directors, as well as fun and encouraging for our performers.  Our experienced judges and staff ensure the outcome of an organized and professional event.

The Player Center is dedicated to building confidence and a positive atmosphere for our contestants. 

For Rules and Regulations, CLICK HERE

To Register, CLICK HERE

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

General Pricing: $17, $25

Eclipse is back to do a Christmas Show!  The six members of Eclipse are all from northern Utah. They have been performing together since 1999 and have released four albums entitled "Once," "Think Twice," "Three Kings," and "For Show." The men of Eclipse have twice been named Regional Champions of the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival (the nation's premier showcase for vocal harmony music) and have received three nominations, including "Best Pop/Rock Album," in the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. Eclipse was featured in both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. They also performed at three of the Medals Presentation Ceremonies along with daily performances at competition venues during all 17 days of the Olympics. Eclipse has been named "Best Vocal Group" at Utah's Best of State Awards and "Group Recording Artist of the Year" at the Faith Centered Music Association's Pearl Awards. In all, Eclipse has received four Pearl Awards, including "Holiday Album of the Year." They’ve also had three wins in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards for "Contemporary Album of the Year," "Live Album of the Year," and "Group Vocals of the Year." You can check them out on the web at

Purchase your ticket from an SHS Scholarship Foundation member, and get $2 off!

Gila Valley Chorale

Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM

The Gila Valley Chorale was founded in 2011 for the purpose of encouraging the long standing tradition of musical excellence in the Gila Valley. It’s primary purpose is to fulfill the need for both youth and adults to use and develop their talents in a choral performance group. The Gila Valley Chorale is comprised of residents from Safford, Thatcher, Central, and Pima.  The chorale was founded and is directed by Jenny Keith and accompanied by Stephanie Hoopes. As a long time resident of the Gila Valley, Jenny saw the need for this type of choir. She believes in the importance of quality choral music, and has enjoyed using the Gila Valley Chorale to benefit and add culture to the lives of those who participate in the choirs as well as to the community. GVC performs an annual Christmas concert and an annual InterFaith Easter cantata. They have also participated in many community events such as: Library open houses in Pima and Safford, Harvest Festival, Mount Graham Hospice’s annual Memorial services, Merry Main Street, Thatcher’s Santa in the Park, Festival of Carols, annual Christmas Nativity Creche display, and Christmas caroling at local assisted living centers. One of the Gila Valley Chorale’s finest accomplishments is the establishment of a high school music scholarship that will benefit at least one local high school musician each year.

Tickets ($4) can be purchased through a GVAC member or at the door.  Family tickets ($12) are also available. 

JOHN DENVER Tribute by Jim Curry
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM

General Pricing: $10, $15, $20

The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time.  Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage. Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High” “Sunshine” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other.

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