Purchase tickets online, or in person at Richards Music in downtown Safford.

Ace of Hearts - Movie Premier - December 11, 2021


    Ace of Hearts was originally performed as a play at Eastern Arizona College. Years later, writer and director Jacob Lauritzen and cinematographer and producer Joseph Carpenter have brought the play to the big screen. Ace of Hearts was proudly filmed right here in Safford, Thatcher, Pima, and Fort Thomas and features actors from Arizona and Texas. We are so excited to share this film with our neighbors, family, and friends. Members from the cast and crew will be at the premiere to celebrate the film and to meet you!


    While Ace Matthews helps his brother investigate a case, he finds himself reliving the trauma of his past as he tries to solve the mystery of his present.


    Ace of Hearts has a recommended rating of PG13 for language and violence.


    Crime Drama


    1 Hour and 54 Minutes



The Comedy Comes Clean Tour with Josh Novey - January 8, 2021

Josh Novey
  • After serving in the US Army, Josh started doing comedy at night.

    Quickly finding a voice, Josh has become one of the most sought after comedians.

    He works clean, so your mom will enjoy his charm.

    And your dad will think he's tough because he's a combat veteran.

    Join Josh Novey and guests as they entertain us with clean comedy for the entire family!

Dance It Off! 2022

Dance It Off! 2022
  • DANCE IT OFF! 2022

    The David M. Player Center for the Arts is proud to announce the 8th Annual Dance It Off! Dance Competition!

    We invite all interested dancers and dance studios to participate in the fun and entertaining event on Saturday January 29, 2022.

    As always, this event is sponsored by the Safford High School Scholarship Foundation, and proceeds are used to help high school graduates further their educational endeavors.

    We are committed to offering a talent competition that is accomodating to teachers, directors, and of course performers! Our experienced judges and technical staff always help ensure a fair and organized outcome for this annual event.

    Rules and Regulations - CLICK HERE

    Registration Form - CLICK HERE

    The Safford High School Scholarship Foundation is an all-volunteer foundation which was established in 1988 with the sole purpose of raising funds for graduates to use as they pursue their future education. In its first year, the foundation awarded one scholarship in the amount of $500. Over 30 years later, the foundation annually offers over 50 scholarships valued at over $50,000! You can help today by purchasing tickets to the Dance It Off! 2022 Dance Competition, as well as DONATING HERE!

Gila Valley Arts Council


Ilya Yakushev - January 19, 2022



    Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev, with many awards and honors to his credit, continues to astound and mesmerize audiences at major venues on three continents. Winner of the 2005 World Piano Competition in Cincinati, OH, Ilya received his first award at age 12 as a prizewinner of the Young Artists Concerto Competition in his native St. Petersburg.

    In 1997, he received the Mayor of St. Petersburg's Young Talents award, and in both 1997 and 1998, he won First Prize at the Donostia Hiria International Piano Competition in San Sebastian, Spain. Ilya attended the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in his native St. Petersburg, Russia, and subsequently came to New York City to attend Mannes College of Music where he studied with legendary pianist Vladimir Feltsman. Ilya is a Yamaha Artist.

The Brothers Four - February 9, 2022



    Now in their 60th year of performing and recording, The Brothers Four continue to delight millions of fans worldwide with their smooth, musical sounds. Since the early 1960s, The Brothers Four have played thousands of college concerts, sung for U.S. Presidents at the White House, appeared at countless Community Concerts, performed with symphony orchestras and jazz stars and toured dozens of foreign countries. Million-sellers for The Brothers Four include such releases as Greenfields, Seven Daffodils, Try to Remember, and Across the Wide Missouri. Their hit recording of The Green Leaves of Summer from the motion picture The Alamo was nominated for an Academy Award.

The Fitzgeralds - March 9, 2022



    The Fitzgeralds have evolved to include a variety of material in the performances including Celtic fiddle pieces, high-energy step dancing, and a focus on original compositions and arrangements. Their extensive tour history includes performances with notable artists: Natalie MacMaster, Ireland's Nathan Carter, Leahy, Tony McManus, Cherish the LAdies, The StepCrew, and Lunasa. It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, mind-blowing step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart!


  • Bulldog

    All SUSD programs and concerts are at 6:30PM (*unless otherwise noted).

  • Elementary Schools

    Dorothy Stinson School

    December 15, 2021

    Lafe Nelson School

    December 7, 2021

    Ruth Powell School

    December 16, 2021

    Elementary Instrumental Concert (Band & Orchestra - 5th & 6th Grades)

    December 9, 2021

     Safford Middle School

    SMS Choir

    December 13, 2021

    Safford High School

    SHS Dance Recital

    - This event is at 7PM

    December 3, 2021

    SHS Music Department Concert (Band, Orchestra, & Choir)

    December 14, 2021









  • PIMA



    Pima High School - Dance

    December 2, 2021 at 7PM



    Thatcher Middle School - Choir

    December 6, 2021 at 5PM

    • No Ticket Required

    Thatcher High School - Choirs

    December 8, 2021 at 7PM


Multiple theater configurations to fit your need!




Main Stage with Thrust Extension


Recital Hall


Tickets can also be purchased in person at Richards Music in downtown Safford.


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