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Single tickets for RiverCenter for the Performing Arts go on sale Saturday

Enoch Morris, executive director of the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is always doing something fun.

On Saturday, the RiverCenter will be holding Single Ticket Saturday, which is 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

It's your first chance to buy single tickets for the 2008-09 season.

And for the first time in the RiverCenter's history, you can buy Broadway in Columbus tickets this early. If you don't buy the tickets on Saturday, you have to wait until they go back on sale. Typically, the Broadway tickets go on sale about six weeks before the show.

The first show in the series, "The Pajama Game," is scheduled for Nov. 17-18. So single tickets will probably go on sale around Oct. 11.

Say you don't want to buy the whole Variety Series, but want to see Natalie Cole. You don't want to buy the Edge Series, but you want to see the Mingus Big Band. Instead of buying the Classics Series, you just want to see the Three Irish Tenors. You don't want to see all of the shows in the Broadway Series, but want to see Ruben Studdard in "Ain't Misbehavin’ " and Sally Struthers in "Nunsense."

With the "Make Your Own Series" option, you can do just that. Tell the box office personnel exactly which shows you want to see and they'll tailor your season for you. And if you pick five or more shows, you get a 10 percent discount.

In the morning, they'll serve coffee and donuts; from noon-2 p.m., you'll get hot dogs, pop corn and soft drinks.

For the kids, there will be inflatables and other things to keep them occupied while you buy your tickets.

Ticket prices vary by show, but most of them are in the $15-$59 range.

For more information, call 706-256-3612.

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