Upcoming events in Green Valley

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.

Box office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., weekends and holidays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and one hour prior to performances and events.

For more information go to http://www.gvrec.org/

This Wonderful Life

December 3, 7:00 p.m.

Just in time for the holidays, This Wonderful Life is a one-man play beautifully acted by Jeremy Kendall. Based on the iconic 1946 holiday favorite film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the production brings to life over 32 familiar people in an amazing display of physical and verbal virtuosity. Kendall portrays the Jimmy Stewart-inspired George Bailey, and the whole cast of lovable characters from Bedford Falls including Clarence the Angel, Mary, Zuzu and all the townsfolk who rely on him to save them from the greedy Mr. Potter. Like the film, the play centers around the character of George, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born. Jeremy’s one man tour-de-force is at once inspiring, funny, poignant and most of all, uplifting.

Members $28/$24, Guests $31/$27, General Public $36/$32

Tapestry: A Tribute to Carole King

December 1, 7:00 p.m.

Carole King is without question the most successful and revered female singer-songwriter in pop music history. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles. On the short list include: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” for the Shirelles;“Take Good Care of My Baby” and “Run to Him” for Bobby Vee in 1961 (#1 and #2 hits); “Crying in the Rain” for Everly Brothers (#6 in 1962); “The Loco-Motion” for Little Eva (#1 in 1962); “Up on the Roof” for the The Drifters (#5 in 1962); “One Fine Day” for The Chiffons (#5 in 1963); “I’m Into Something Good” for Herman’s Hermits (#13 in 1964); “Just Once in My Life” written with Phil Spector for The Righteous Brothers (#9 in 1965); and “Don’t Bring Me Down” for The Animals (#12 in 1966).

It was her 1971 album “Tapestry” that took King to the pinnacle, winning all three of the key Grammy Awards for Record, Song and Album of the Year, as well as Best Female Vocalist. With more than 25 million units sold, “Tapestry” remained the best-selling album by a female artist for a quarter century, and King went on to amass three other platinum and seven gold albums.

Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King faithfully recreates the glorious sound of a Carole King concert, leaving your audiences with memories of the great music she wrote and recorded, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Natural Woman,” “It’s Too Late,” “So Far Away,” “I Feel the Earth Move” and “Beautiful,” the title song of the mega-hit Broadway musical about the life and times of one of America’s most prolific, honored, and revered singer-songwriters.

Members $34/$30, Guests $37/$33, General Public $42/$38

Riders in the Sky Salute Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys

December 6, 7:00 p.m.

Join Riders in the Sky for a thrilling ride to yesteryear as they salute iconic western movie, music and TV star Roy Rogers, the undisputed “King of the Cowboys.” This exciting western romp features audience-friendly favorites from Roy’s long career that include “Don’t Fence Me In,” “Pecos Bill,” “Happy Trails” and more. The show also features film clips of Roy’s greatest moments on screen with Trigger, Dale Evans and Sons of the Pioneers along with a tribute to “The Greatest Sidekick of ‘Em All” – Gabby Hayes! Ranger Doug, preeminent signing cowboy historian, provides some biographical fun facts about Roy’s life from his humble beginnings as Leonard Slye from Duck Run, Ohio, to one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars, and his influence on a generation of musicians and western entertainers.

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

Home for the Holidays with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

December 13, 6:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Preshow lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. West Center will ring with holiday favorites and seasonal classics guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit! Join Michael Hall and the TSO for a program of cherished holiday favorites and, of course, the chance to sing along with the TSO on your favorite carols! Also, back by popular demand – The Great Santa Claus Look-alike Contest!

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

New Year’s Eve with Velvet Caravan

December 31, 7:00 p.m.

Rooted in the Gypsy Jazz/Gypsy Swing and Latin Swing styles, Velvet Caravan is a high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion, accordion and keys. One of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene, the band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and relentless sense of humor. Bringing together the eclectic sounds are a motley crew of super talented musicians from Venezuela, Serbia, Austin, Iowa, Boston, and Georgia.

Velvet Caravan has grown from a somewhat informal instrumental combo which routinely drew enthusiastic and loyal followers at raucous restaurant and bar gigs to a respected and admired touring act that’s as comfortable in an attentive listening room or large concert hall as they are in a crowded nightclub. Velvet Caravan’s unique ability to subtly shift musical gears without sacrificing their integrity as composers and performers is rare indeed. This has resulted in an envelope-pushing group that’s just as successful at dazzling jaded cocktail drinkers as they are at commanding the rapt attention of serious music aficionados in a whisper-quiet concert hall. The band best describes their musical aspirations: “Our ultimate goal is to be a creative, successful and ever-evolving band that makes great music and puts on one hell of a show.”

Join Velvet Caravan to celebrate an exciting night of entertainment as we ring in 2017! This New Year’s Eve Celebration at GVR with Velvet Caravan promises to be “one hell of a show.”

Members $40, Guests $43, General Public $48 Assorted desserts and a champagne toast offered at this performance, compliments of GVR. Gluten free desserts available upon request. Requests must be received at least one week prior to event. Patrons are welcome to bring their own adult beverages to this event.

Patrons will be seated at tables for this performance. Seating is general admission.

Table reservations are available for parties of eight by calling the GVR Box Office at 520-625-0288. Table reservations do not guarantee a specific table or location.