Welcome to David M. Player Center for the Arts Online
Our goal with this website is to give you the latest information on upcoming shows and events. Below, you can find a list of all of our upcoming events. You are able to purchase tickets online and pay for them from the comfort of your own home. Gift Certificates are also available. Our site will include valuable information to help our friends, as well as potential events that are wanting to rent our facility.
Thank you to this year's Sponsors: Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, E.A. Glass, Quality Inn & Suites, CKC Construction & Materials, Majik 100.7 KJIK, Basha's, Johnson Motors, CMI Quick Copy, Eastern Arizona Courier, Vining Funeral Home, Casa Manana, Country Financial, Bushman Dental, Velocity Builders, Eastern Arizona Ag Center, Trophies 'N Tees, Brand Source, Smith & Taylor Automotive, Sodalicious, Mann Mortgage, Sparks HomeStore, and Firing Pin Gun and Pawn.
Safford Laughs Presents: Travis Thurman and Danielle Williams
Saturday October 7th, 2017 at 2:00 pm
$10 at the Door, $30 per family
Travis Thurman brings his triple-threat of entertainment to Safford Laughs. He sings, dances, acts and will make you laugh all night. You might also recognize Travis from his local TV Spots from WB 6 to the Sweaty Circle K guy!
Regularly seen in commercials that run non-stop in the Valley of the Sun. He is not just a funny guy but a singer, dancer, actor and all-around entertainer. Thurman is a much in demand performer regularly headlining the Improv, Stand Up Live and opening for major acts at The Celebrity Theater.
He is an Arizona native who will have you busting a gut as he describes every town and neighborhood in and around Phoenix. If you like music and you like the 80"s, sit back and laugh as Travis will take you back in time!
Danielle Williams aka The Comedy Diva, is a television host, radio personality and stand up comedian with a unique take on wearing wigs, becoming "Divafied" and her love of pop culture. Danielle has performed throughout the Southwest and has opened for NBC's Last Comic Standing top 10 finalist comedienne Aida Rodriquez, comedian Donnell Rawlings from the the Chappelle show and comedian Godfrey from Zoolander at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy. Danielle's stage presence, comic timing and enthusiastic energy has made her one of the most sought after up and coming comics on the scene.
Have you seen her on TV? Probably: she auditioned for the producers of THE GAME SHOW network. They were looking for a new face to be the guest co-host on their day time talk show GSN Live. Danielle won the producers over and was personally picked by the shows host Fred Roggin going to Los Angeles and made her national television debut on April 23, 2009.
Currently she's the host of Arizona Daily Mix on AZTV 7 & 13 which you can watch weekdays at 8 am. She's also a traffic anchor for I Heart Media covering local and national traffic reports.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM General Pricing: $15
The Player Center and the Safford Boys Basketball team are proud to bring you METALHEAD, Arizona’s Original and Longest Running Hair Band Rock Show!
They’ve been rocking audiences since 2003 and they ain’t about to stop any time soon!
This is your chance to support the SAFFORD BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM and see an awesome rock and roll show!
Heart By Heart
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM Reserved Pricing: $15, $25
In 2013, bassist Steve Fossen and drummer Michael Derosier were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as original members of Heart. That 70"s-era lineup brought to the world the massive radio hits Magic Man, Crazy On You, Dreamboat Annie, Barracuda, Kick It Out, Heartless, Straight On, Dog & Butterfly, Even It Up and much more. Now Fossen and Derosier are back together with HEART BY HEART, a new band featuring powerhouse vocalist Somar Macek, multi-talented guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Lizzy Daymont, and legendary Seattle guitarist Randy Hansen. Honoring the magic and power of the music of Heart, this incredible lineup considers it their responsibility to bring the songs to the stage in their original form.
According to Fossen, “We don’t see it as our task to modify or update these classic tunes that Heart fans love and have listened to all these years.” After every show, fans express their appreciation for HEART BY HEART's ability to bring back the memories by playing the songs as written and recorded. Having Mike and Steve on stage gives HEART BY HEART an authenticity no other Heart Tribute can match.
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM General Pricing: $15, $25
GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio was established in June 2014 and is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson. Critics have called GENTRI’s sound “strong, brave, and inspiring” as well as “anything but boring.”
GENTRI’s self-titled, debut EP was released March 31, 2015. The record spent 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 on two different Billboard charts, including three weeks at No. 2 on both the Classical and Classical Crossover charts. On the heels of their first album release, the Gents debuted their first music video to their original hit single, “Dare,” which made international headlines on news outlets around the world, including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition. The Gents’ later released their full-length album, RISE, which debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover Charts, right behind John Williams for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Andrea Bocelli. Their latest full length album, Finding Chrsitmas, has also charted in the top 10 on multiple Billboard charts, as well as appeared multiple times in the iTunes top 10 holiday album list, (right alongside other artists such as Michael Bublé and Pentatonix).
GENTRI has performed alongside world-renowned talent, including international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and legendary rock band Journey. Other notable events include performing at the Governor of Utah’s annual gala, as well as performing the national anthem for the Utah Jazz, San Diego Padres, and Colorado Rockies. GENTRI also was recently featured on an Emmy- Award-Winning television Christmas special with YouTube sensation Lexi Walker that was broadcast to over 20 million homes.
Follow the Gents on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@GENTRImusic), and download their music on iTunes/Amazon.
Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Tickets on sale Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM General Pricing: $15, $25
For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.
This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel
California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.
The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music, is as powerful as it is captivating. So join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience Grammy award winning sounds….. Relax it’s time to check into the HOTEL CALIFORNIA.