2021-2022 Performing Arts Season
We look forward to presenting an exciting new line up in the fall of 2021.
Ticket Information coming soon.
Dolan Ellis: October 22, 2021
Dolan Ellis has been the AZ State Balladeer since 1966. Member of the Grammy winning New Christy Minstrels, Dolan has been balladeering ever since. Born in Kansas, but wandering to Phoenix in 1959, Dolan has made career of singing and playing music. As a balladeer he tells the stories of western culture and has written over 300 songs to share. Come hear the pleasant sounds and wisdom of Dolan Ellis as he plays his passion in historic Tubac. Who knows, he may rustle up some long-forgotten spirits itching to hear the old stories.
Sponsored by DJ and Dieter Boehm
TSO Brass Ensemble: November 20, 2021
* Saturday performance
We’ve invited the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble to regale the Performing Arts Series concert goers with the glories of brass sound. Expect an outstanding evening with bold brass from the TSO. Come enjoy the Brass as we support the TSO’s effort in community outreach.
Kevin Krentz Delightful Perfection New Year’s Eve Celebration: December 31, 2021
Kevin Krentz is joined by a quartet of wonderful players, including Lauren Roth, the Concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony. Not all performers know each other so spontaneity is an exciting element of this festival.
This concert will include a couple of optimistic and energetic larger string quartets by Debussy and Mendelssohn. In addition, selections of the Danish String Quartet’s Wood Works and Last Leaf albums, traditional Scandinavian folk tunes done so in a less traditional way resulting in something that is incredibly charismatic and captivating. Guests will participate in a haiku and limericks competition during intermission.
Sponsored by Charlotte and Robert Nelson
Heather Massey – Hedy Lamarr: January 28, 2022
Having studied Astrophysics with dreams of becoming an astronaut, Heather Massie marries her love of art and science in the person of Hedy Lamarr. She brings Hedy to life while interacting with the audience and playing the 33 other characters in Hedy’s life including Jimmy Stewart, George Sanders, Bette Davis, and Louis B. Mayer. Massie says, “I use the story of the unexpected genius of Hedy Lamarr to empower women, to inspire audiences to find ways each day to make the world a better place, and to encourage young women in endeavors of science and technology.”
Wolfe Bowart: February 18, 2022
At age nine, Wolfe Bowart learned to juggle and ride a unicycle, and by the time he became a teenager, he was carrying his friends on his shoulders while riding through town. Luminous physical theatre creator Wolfe Bowart presents original works that engage cross-cultural and multi-generational audiences in theatrical experiences that evoke thought, wonder, and laughter.
TAKE3: March 18, 2022
With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-bending trio brings the refinement of a rigorous classical background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, or classical tunes, they bring enthusiasm to their interpretations and impart their love of music to audiences across the country and abroad.
Doug Montgomery Piano Bar: April 22, 2022
Doug’s unforgettable live performances and his numerous versatile recordings reveal the vast talent of this world-class musician and his repeat engagements at some of the country’s premier private and corporate events prove the appeal is surely the music but also the man himself. Doug Montgomery is the entertainment jewel of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been called “gifted,” “best in the world at what he does” and “the finest pianist” by mega fans like champion sportsman Arnold Palmer, Grammy winner Susan Graham and Broadway luminary Michael Feinstein. From Chopin to Standards, Bach to Broadway, the Beatles and Michael Buble’, Doug shines with his ability to capture a song’s soul and his inspired lyrical interpretations.
Dinner and a Performance
Enjoy dinner before the performance with one of our local restaurant partner for a fixed menu created just for TCA ticket holders.
Advance reservations required. Suggested reservation time is 5pm in order to arrive at the art center on time for the event.
Performing Arts events start at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.