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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, The Wear, CenturyLink, 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

Taste of Home Cooking School
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM

General Pricing: $10

Meet Taste of Home Culinary Specialist Jamie Dunn!
Jamie’s love of cooking was sparked while taking 8th grade Home Economics, and her parents also encouraged her interest along the way. Jamie’s dad was an occasional cook but always eager to try new recipes, and his enthusiasm rubbed off.

Jamie went on to attend Oklahoma State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Home Economics Education and Community Service. From there she has worked as a culinary instructor for Tulsa Technology and Bama Cooking School, as well as a high school Home Economics teacher.

As a seasoned Taste of Home Cooking School instructor, Jamie looks forward to sharing time-saving cooking tips and the latest kitchen gadgets with cooking school audiences. One of her favorite gadgets is a pair of battery operated salt and pepper grinders.
Each Cooking School show is live, so Jamie says you never know what to expect. “Years ago at one of my first shows, one of my onstage assistants accidentally set something on fire and was running around the stage with it,” Jamie shares. “It was definitely an unexpected, memorable moment!” 

When she’s not on the road with the Taste of Home Cooking School, Jamie enjoys baking – especially desserts. She makes pies and candies for the holidays.  And, one of her favorite dessert recipes is Layered Turtle Cheesecake.  

A native of Oklahoma, Jamie lives with her husband and three sons in the town of Owasso. She explains, “It’s a great place to live because it’s very family oriented and it’s a great community for kids.”

GINGER GRACE in "The First Ladies Coalition"
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

General Pricing: $10, $15, $20

A seamstress mysteriously weaves a coalition of four First Ladies into the fabric of her life. A new play written and performed by Ginger Grace, directed by Austin Pendleton. A woman desperately trying to survive seeks help from a coalition of First Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, Jackie Kennedy and Mary Todd Lincoln.

ECLIPSE Christmas Show
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!

JOHN DENVER Tribute by Jim Curry
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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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