Performing Arts

Tickets may be purchased in person at West Center Box Office, 1111 GVR Drive in Green Valley or by calling (520) 625-0288.

Download the Performing Arts Brochures:
2018-2019 Performing Arts Season Brochure [PDF]

GVR Live! 2019 Performing Arts Season

Mike Super – Magic and Illusion
January 24

Mystifier, Mike Super, has been hailed by critics as the “Dane Cook of magic”!  Criss Angel, himself, praised Mike on Live Network Television in front of millions!  Ellen DeGeneres brought Mike on her  show to make her appear from nothing but shadows, and after he actually did it, she proclaimed, “I  haven’t come out like that since the cover of TIME magazine!”

Mike was named Entertainer of the Year for two years consecutive, and as the winner of NBC’s  Phenomenon, Super is the ONLY magician in history to win a live magic competition on Primetime  Network Television!  Mike was also a top 12 finalist on NBC’s #1-rated summer series, America’s Got Talent!

Imagine mind-blowing illusions combined with the hilarity of a headline comedian.  Mike Super has  taken the performance of magic to new, mainstream levels that will reach out and literally touch you!   Mike’s turned the magic show on its side and dumped it out into the audience!  YOU become Mike’s  onstage assistant!  Enjoy this family-friendly performance, and join the journey of emotions from  laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears, and sentimentality that only Mike Super  delivers.

Members $35/$31, Guests $38/$34, General Public $43/$39

TSO Masterworks Haydn & Schumann
January 31

When asked to compose a piece in the popular style of his student, Ignaz Pleyel, portrayed in the press as his rival, Haydn quipped, “a bloody harmonious war will commence between master and pupil,” when he finished his Sinfonia Concertante.

There are two versions of Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.  He finished the first in 1841, and revised it ten years later.  The 1851 version was the first published and Clara Schumann, Robert’s wife, believed it to be the better version.  Brahms much preferred the 1841 version and against Clara’s wishes, published it in 1891.

The performance also features the world premiere piece from former TSO Young Composers Project student, Sarah Olivo.

Members $38/$34, Guests $41/$37, General Public $46/$42

The Modern Gentlemen
February 5

Individually, Landon Beard, Todd Fournier, and brothers, Brian and Brandon Brigham, were all in-demand singers prior to being brought together as a quartet by the legendary Frankie Valli.  For well over a decade, they’ve wowed audiences as the four voices alongside the rock & roll icon!  During their long tenure, they developed their own identity.  Valli saw something in them that he never found in any of the configurations of singers he’s worked with.  Together in the studio, they finely tuned their “signature sound” to iconic Frank Sinatra hits, blending the classic sounds of yesterday with today’s modern style.  This discovery led to a cool new take on the American songbook to the popular hits of Pop, Rock, Jazz, and Doo Wop!

They’ve performed with Valli on the world’s biggest stages, from multiple concerts at Royal Albert Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra, to the BBC Proms in Hyde Park for over 40,000 people.  They’ve represented their country on A Capitol 4th in Washington D.C. with Michael McDonald, Patti LaBelle, John Williams, and others and appeared twice on the Broadway Stage.  They’ve toured through Asia, Israel, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  You can currently see the gents on the new PBS special, Doo Wop Generations, airing across the country.

They’ve had the pleasure to share the stage with The Beach Boys, The Manhattan Transfer, and so many other greats.  They have performed for presidents of The United States and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, at the esteemed Arts Club in London.

This dynamic quartet feels very fortunate to have worked alongside so many of the artists they celebrate, and when The Modern Gentlemen take the stage, they bring their charm, high energy, and spot-on vocals with harmonic perfection!

Members $36/$32, Guests $39/$35, General Public $44/$40

L.A. Theatre Works Steel Magnolias
February 12
Steel Magnolias remains one of the great stories of female empowerment and resilience.  The L.A. Theatre Works national tour features a diverse cast of six extraordinary women.

In each of our lives, we encounter those with whom we share an indescribable bond.  These special people could be siblings, childhood pals, a college roommate, a mentor—they are the ones we’d go to any lengths to support, with whom we can disagree strongly while loving deeply.  They change our lives just by being in them.  Our connections with them defy the limitations of distance and time.

Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop, set in the deep Bayou of Louisiana, are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another.  Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon “home” that they share.  What if, like these six women, we didn’t have to go it alone?  What if the comfort we’ve been searching for has always been there, right in our own backyard?

At turns both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Steel Magnolias reveals the strength of the human condition and our shared need for companionship.  Steel Magnolias was a popular film starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Julia Roberts.  The play has had multiple New York City runs and performances staged around the globe.  Steel Magnolias, a play full of memorable characters, is  considered a tour de force for the all-female cast.

Members $36/$32, Guests $39/$35, General Public $44/$40

TSO Pops
February 19


The Venezuelan-born, Spanish conductor José Luis Gomez was catapulted to international attention when he won First Prize at the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition in Frankfurt in September 2010, securing a sensational and rare unanimous decision from the jury.  Gomez’s electrifying energy, talent, and creativity earned him immediate acclaim from the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra where he was named Assistant Conductor, a post created especially for him by Paavo Järvi and the orchestra directly following the competition.

Gomez started his musical career as a violinist, and by the age of 11 he was Concertmaster of the Youth Orchestra of Zulia State, part of El Sistema de Orquestas Juveniles de Venezuela.  He graduated in music and violin from the Manhattan School of Music before embarking on a European orchestral career.  Deciding to follow his dream to have more creative input and influence on musical direction, he took conducting lessons from Lu Jia, Muhai Tang and John Nelson.  After just six months of study, he won the Georg Solti competition.

The 16/17 season saw Gomez named Music Director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.  In 17/18, with the Tucson Symphony, Gomez has conducted concerts with Yo-Yo Ma, Arturo Sandoval, and Gil Shaham, and two programs with the Tucson Desert Song Festival observing the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth.  He has also conducted the world premiere of a work by Anthony Constantino, an alumnus of the TSO’s well-known Young Composers Project.  New engagements this season will include the Louisiana Symphony and Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife.  He will also return to the Edmonton and Winnipeg Symphonies and the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio.

Members $38/$34, Guests $41/$37, General Public $46/$42

TSO Masterworks Gomez Plays Mozart
March 7

Maestro José Luis Gomez makes his TSO performing debut as first violin in Mozart’s Serenade for Strings.  A showcase for the winds, Mozart’s Wind Serenade was written in 1782 for pairs of winds:  2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, and 2 bassoons.  It is nicknamed “Drumroll” because of the solo drumroll in the timpani that begins the piece.  The solo drumroll appears again near the end of the first movement  but never returns for the remainder of the piece.  The second movement was so well-received at the premiere that it was performed twice.

Members $38/$34, Guests $41/$37, General Public $46/$42

March 12

Goitse (Go-wit-cha) is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting meaning ‘come here’.  The popular and multi-award-winning quintet, Goitse, was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy.  Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the Year”, Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year”, as well as winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter 2016” award in Germany, Goitse has become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles.

Goitse has released four critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year-round touring schedule  that includes performances throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany, France, and the United States.   Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions, interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which make each performance unique.  Laying the foundations for the music are World and All-Ireland Bodhrán Champion, Colm Phelan, and Conal O’Kane, who is fast making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of his generation.  The gripping rhythm section sets a powerful drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine McGeeney draws audiences into a song the way few performers can.

Together, the quintet Goitse makes what Irish Music Magazine calls “music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.”

Members $32/$28, Guests $35/$31, General Public $40/$36

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
March 28

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason achieved international acclaim when their performance of Jay’s composition, “Ashokan Farewell”, became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns:  The Civil War on PBS.  The soundtrack won a Grammy, and “Ashokan Farewell” was nominated for an Emmy.  The piece was originally inspired by Jay & Molly’s Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps in New York’s Catskill Mountains, which are still going strong today.

Jay and Molly are musicians of enormous talent who draw their repertoire and inspiration from a wide range of American musical styles:  19th-century classics, lively Appalachian, Cajun, Celtic fiddle tunes, and favorites from the golden age of country and swing, along with their own songs, fiddle tunes, and orchestral compositions.

In recent years, Jay and Molly have reached an ever-widening audience through their appearances on Great Performances, A Prairie Home Companion, their own public radio specials, and through their work on film soundtracks such as Brother’s Keeper, Legends of the Fall, and a host of Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries.  They’ve had the honor of performing at the White House for two sitting presidents and continue to tour extensively, delighting audiences across the country.

Members $26/$22, Guests $29/$25, General Public $34/$30

Piano Battle
April 2

The brainchild of internationally accomplished pianists, Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, the PIANO BATTLE sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces.  The two artists, with distinctly different performance styles, take turns to perform pieces by composers such as Chopin, Liszt, and Debussy.  They will even improvise based on the tunes you request.

Paul Cibis
Educated in Hanover, Berlin, and London, Paul Cibis has performed on five continents and established an international presence.  He has been invited to international festivals in the UK, Germany, USA, South Africa, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand.  In addition to his many concert appearances, he has been featured in radio and television programs around the world, including the BBC, WDR, 3Sat, ORB, HR, RTHK, and CCTV.  Paul has released several albums, including a collection of French mélodies and piano works by Berlioz, Fauré, and Debussy, in collaboration with German mezzo-soprano Barbara Senator.  His latest album features a collection of solo pieces by Taiwanese composer, Kai-nan Huang.

A committed pedagogue, Paul has taught at Trinity College of Music in London and frequently gives master classes in Germany, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea.

Andreas Kern
Born in South Africa, Andreas Kern studied piano in Cologne and Berlin with Günter Ludwig and Pascal Devoyon.  As a soloist and chamber musician, he has extensive experience in Europe, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, and South Africa.  Keen to present classical music in unconventional ways, Andreas has developed concert projects and formats that often feature unorthodox venues, or whereby musicians collaborate with artists in other fields, such as theatre and dance.  Such performances have successfully drawn a much wider and younger audience than traditional classical concerts.  Andreas Kern has also created the critically acclaimed Arte Lounge for the French-German TV channel Arte.  As the show‘s co-host, he has performed with musicians including Mischa Maisky, Renaud Capucon, Sol Gabetta, Sarah Chang, Vadim Repin, Nils Mönkemeyer, Elina Garanca, and Jörg Widmann.  He was also the architect of the Piano City Berlin Festival 2010, which featured more than 100 piano performances held in Berlin within one weekend.  Since then, Piano City has branched out to other cities such as Milan, Naples, and Barcelona.

Members $36/$32, Guests $39/$35, General Public $44/$40

Ticket & Box Office Information

Tickets may be purchased in person at West Center Box Office, 1111 GVR Drive 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.

Online ticket sales are not available at this time. To purchase tickets please visit the West Center Box Office or call (520) 625-3440.

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 Summer Performing Arts Season on sale April 1.  Individual tickets for the Fall/Winter Performing Arts Season on sale September 1.

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.

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 Arts & Entertainment Supervisor at (520) 625-3440 ext. 7219.

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! 2018/2019 Performing Arts Season

On sale July 1-Aug. 24, 2018

Advance Ticket Purchase

Season tickets may be purchased July 1-August 24, 2018. 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, October 8, 2018.

Exceptional Discounts

Become a season ticket holder for the GVR Live! 2018/2019 Performing Arts Season to receive a great discount with exceptional benefits. Purchase five (5) 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, 24, 2018. 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 GVR Drive, 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 GVR Drive, 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 6 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 GVR Drive,
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 GVR Drive

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