Performing Arts

Download the 2016 Performing Arts Summer Season Brochure:
2016 Performing Arts Summer Season Brochure [PDF]2016 Cover
Tickets for the GVR Live! 2016 Summer Performing Arts Season for sale on April 1st.

Download the 2016-2017 Performing Arts Brochure:
2016-2017 Performing Arts Season Brochure [PDF]2017 Cover

All artists, dates and times are subject to change. Please see the latest GVR Now! for updated information.

Ticket & Box Office Information

Tickets may be purchased in person at West Center Box Office, 1111 W Via Arcoiris in Green Valley or by calling (520) 625-0288. Tickets ordered by phone are held at the box office for pick up on the night of the performance or during regular box office hours.  Tickets are not mailed to patrons.

Box office hours are Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm, weekends and holidays from 10 am-2 pm, and one hour prior to performances and events. Individual tickets for the 2016 Summer Performing Arts Season on sale April 1, 2016.  Individual tickets for the 2016/2017 Performing Arts Season on sale September 1, 2016.

GVR members may purchase tickets in their name only at the member price, and may purchase up to four (4) guest tickets at the guest price.  Members with more than four guests must purchase additional tickets at the general public price.  Some restrictions apply.

Ticket prices increase $1 at the door.  All ticket sales are final.  There are no refunds or exchanges for individual member, guest or general public tickets.

In the event that a performance is cancelled, refunds may be given.  Every effort will be made to reschedule a performance that has been cancelled.

Ticket Discounts

Group discounts are available for groups of ten (10) or more by calling the Senior Recreation Supervisor at (520) 625-3440 ext. 7225.

Student discounts also are available for all performances.  Students may be required to present a student ID when tickets are picked up at the West Center Box Office.  Please indicate your student status when purchasing tickets at the Box Office.

Season Tickets

Season tickets for the GVR Live! 2016/2017 Performing Arts Season

On sale July 1-Aug. 26, 2016

Advance Ticket Purchase

Season tickets may be purchased July 1-August 26, 2016.  Season ticket holders have first priority in purchasing tickets to all of the great GVR Live! performances before they are sold out.  Season ticket orders can be placed by mail, fax or phone, and tickets will be available for pick up at the West Center Box Office beginning Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.

Exceptional Discounts

Become a season ticket holder for the GVR Live! 2016/2017 Performing Arts Season to receive a great discount with exceptional benefits.  Purchase seven (7) or more tickets per person and receive a 10 percent discount off the regular member price for Section A seating, or 15 percent discount off the regular member price for Section B seating.  All tickets purchased must be in the same section to qualify for season ticket discount.

Season ticket prices are available from July 1-August, 26, 2016.  Season ticket holders who purchase tickets to additional performances, special events and dances during the season receive $2 off the regular member price.  This discount is not available for the purchase of guest or general public tickets.

Concessions Discounts 

Season ticket holders receive a 50 percent discount on all concession purchases at all GVR Live! performances and events.  Concessions discounts are not available at summer performances or the free movie series.

Ticket Exchange Privileges

Season ticket holders receive ticket exchange privileges up to 24 hours prior to an event. Season tickets may be exchanged for another performance in the same performing arts season.  Season tickets may not be exchanged for guest or general public tickets or special events.  Tickets must be presented to process an exchange.  Upgrade fees may apply and must be paid at the time of the exchange.  Refunds will not be issued if exchanging ticket(s) for a less expensive performance.  See Ticket Refund/Exchange section for additional information.

Ticket Refund/Exchange Policy

All ticket sales are final.  There are no refunds or exchanges for individual member, guest or general public tickets.

Season ticket holders are entitled to ticket exchange privileges. (Exchange policy does not apply to summer performances).  Season ticket exchanges are allowed up to 24 hours prior to an event.  Season tickets may be exchanged for any other performance in the current performing arts series. Season tickets may not be exchanged for guest or general public tickets or special events. Tickets must be present in order to process an exchange.  Upgrade fees may apply and must be paid at the time of the exchange.  Refunds will not be given if exchanging ticket(s) for a less expensive performance.

Season tickets may be exchanged in person at GVR’s West Center Box Office. Tickets may also be mailed in for exchange, provided they will arrive more than 24 hours prior to an event to:

Green Valley Recreation, Inc.

Arts & Entertainment

West Center Box Office

Attn: Season Ticket Exchange

1111 W Via Arcoiris, Green Valley, AZ 85614

Include your name, GVR member number, if applicable, contact information and your tickets, and indicate for which performance you wish to exchange your tickets.

General Information

  • All performances are open to the general public.
  • All GVR Live! events are held at Green Valley Recreation’s West Center Auditorium, located at 1111 W Via Arcoiris, near the intersection of Continental Rd. and La Canada in Green Valley.
  • Doors open approximately one (1) hour prior to the performance or as indicated on the ticket. Every effort will be made to begin all performances on time.
  • Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.  Late seating may be unavailable at the discretion of the performing artist. Patrons are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the performance start time to ensure entrance and seating.
  • Artists, dates, times and programs are subject to change without advance notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • The use of still, video and audio recording devices of any kind is strictly prohibited.
  • Kindly silence your phones and electronic devices prior to entering the auditorium as a courtesy to performers and guests.
  • Cinema booster seats are available for children years and older to provide a better view.  A cinema seat may be requested by contacting the house manager. Children under six (6) years are not permitted to attend performances. Exceptions may apply for some special engagements. 
  • GVR reserves the right to alter seating configurations to accommodate house size.


The West Center, including the auditorium and parking lot, are ADA accessible.  ADA designated parking is available in the north and west parking lots. GVR makes all reasonable accommodations for those with special needs, including those with service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, with advance notice.  Please inform the Box Office when you purchase tickets if wheelchair accessible and companion seating is required.

The House Manager will identify patrons with accessibility needs prior to opening the auditorium doors for seating.  Patrons who have accessibility needs will be seated with the assistance of the House Manager and volunteer ushers.

Mobility devices must be removed from fire lanes and aisles.  The House Manager will gladly assist patrons with accessibility needs.

West Center Auditorium is equipped with two Assisted Listening Systems, the Ampetronic Induction Loop System (known as the Induction Loop) and the Williams Hearing Assist System.  Receivers and a headset or ear buds for the Williams Hearing Assist System are available for pick up at the West Center Box Office one (1) hour prior to performances.  A photo ID is required to check out this equipment.

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located in the West Center lobby.  Please alert GVR staff in the event of an emergency.

Directions to the Venue

From Tucson, Arizona
Green Valley Recreation, West Center
1111 S Via Arcoiris,
Green Valley, AZ 85614
• I-10 to I-19 South
• Exit Continental Road exit # 63, turn right
• Right on Calle de Las Casitas
• Left on Via Arcoiris

GVR Live! 2016 Summer Performing Arts Season

Tickets on sale April 1, 2016!


7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17
Like the islands themselves, HAPA’s music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient Polynesian rhythms and genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman and Mexican cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the traditional church choirs of the early missionaries. Add a dose of American acoustic folk/rock, and you have what has been described as the “most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows!” (Maui Times).  Often described as the “sound of Maui,” HAPA’s music evokes a feeling that many people refer to as simply “heavenly”. The overriding quality of HAPA’s music is one of beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the ‘oli (chant), mele (song), at the elegant movements of the spiritual dance known as hula, and the exhilarating innovative sounds of the virtuoso slack key guitar.  The HAPA name reflects the diverse backgrounds of its musicians and the mix of cultures that converge in Hawai‘i. Brilliant guitarist Barry Flanagan has been the guiding force of HAPA since its beginnings in 1983. He is joined by Kapono Nā‘ili‘ili — singer, Hawaiian chanter, multi-instrumentalist, hula dancer — who matches Barry’s embrace of many musical genres. Members $18/$22, Guests $21/$25, General Public $24/$28.


Claudia Nygaard

7 p.m. Thursday, June 2
Straddling the fence between folk and country, with a voice as warm and smooth as amber honey and impressive for both its power and intimacy, Claudia Nygaard delivers songs that are heartfelt, humorous, scrappy, and sensual. And so are the stories in between them. She is a captivating storyteller, with a twinkle in her eye that makes everyone in the audience think she is sharing a secret with them alone. Emotionally fearless, she shares her deepest sorrows with a rare vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor the next. As a salaried staff songwriter on Nashville’s Music Row, Nygaard learned her craft well.
Her latest CD, Let The Storm Roll In, rose to #1 on the Cashbox Roots/Country chart and #8 on the Folk DJ chart.  Critics claim that her songs “rival the likes of Guy Clark or Ian Tyson.”  Nygaard tours tirelessly, and has torn up the highways of all 50 states and performed in nine foreign countries. She has appeared at over 200 fairs & festivals, including the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York, where she was named as an “Emerging Artist” in 2009.  Nygaard is currently writing a children’s musical and working on a new CD for release in 2016. Members $14/$18, Guests $17/$21, General Public $20/$24.


Missouri Opry Back to the Fifties

7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21
Back to the Fifties is a rock n roll extravaganza created by veteran performer Jerry Prunty.  Jerry has produced entertainment for many years and clients include Chevrolet, Con-Agra, Kent Feeds, Airstream and FMCA.  Jerry originated the show in 1982 when he and his family built their 600 seat theater at Lake of the Ozarks resort area.  They performed the award winning show for 18 years six nights a week from May through October at their home in the Ozarks.  In addition to playing at home, Jerry and his family have toured extensively in the Midwest, Arizona, Texas and Florida.  Back to the Fifties is great fun with all the best rock n roll hits from the 50s and 60s.  The show features hits from Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Paul Anka and many more.  Members $16/$20, Guests $19/$23, General Public $22/$26.


U.S. Military Intelligence Corps Band

7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5
GVR welcomes the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band, returning for a patriotic performance at West Center.  The U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band carries on the traditions started by the musicians who accompanied General George Washington’s troops into battle more than 200 years ago.  Over the years, the band has been through numerous moves and experienced several reorganizations.  The band was transferred to Ft. Bliss, Texas, and assigned to the Artillery School on November 20, 1946.  It was designated the 62nd Army Band on May 15, 1947.  On June 14, 2011, the band moved its headquarters to Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., where it remains today.  The band was officially designated as the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band on July 13, 2011.  Come and hear the talented men and women of Ft. Huachuca perform patriotic favorites to celebrate Independence Day in Green Valley!  This is a free concert with a limit of two tickets per person.  Tickets must be reserved in advance.


Louis Landon The Gershwins, Cole Porter & Me

7 p.m. Tuesday, August 2
Louis Landon is a composer and Steinway artist, formerly of New York and current resident of Sedona, who has dedicated his life to music.  His passion is for Peace and to inspire people to live joyously and passionately.  His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry.  For the past 26 years, through his production company, Landon Music Company, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials and has released 19 CDs.  Landon has a smooth crooner’s voice to perform the great classic of Gershwin and Porter.  His interpretations of “S’Wonderful,” “Night and Day,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “Our Love Is Here To Stay” are filled with passion, panache and swing.  With his voice and piano playing, he translates the everyman emotions of these timeless songs.  Landon can make his piano soar on flights of fancy or subtly push his trio in toe-tapping swing. Members $16/$20, Guests $19/$23, General Public $22/$26.


Pick & Holler

7 p.m. Thursday, August 18

Pick & Holler plays music from America’s past, keeping alive the sounds that have brought people together for centuries.  The group draws deep from the old-time string band tradition of Appalachian fiddle and banjo tunes, but aren’t scared of the Mother Maybelle blues or Hank Williams heartbreak.  They also throw in a few old timely originals to keep the tradition of storytelling-through-song alive.  Pick & Holler began as a fiddle and banjo duo.  With the addition of an electric bass and guitar, the group has been going strong.  It has played a variety of venues, including street fairs, farmer’s markets, bars, Wild West towns, street corners, festivals, dances and front porches.  Fairs and festivals to barns and boxcars, high energy old-time music to keep the feet moving and the faces smiling! Members $14/$18, Guests $17/$21, General Public $20/$24

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