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CENTRE ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

The Centre at Halifax Community College is not only celebrating the college's 40th anniversary this week, but also has just announced its 2007-2008 Performing Arts Series.

The North Carolina Dance Theatre will kick off the season at 8:00 p.m., Sept. 28. In "American Masterpieces," the highly acclaimed dance theatre will perform some of the best American choreography of the century. Included are works by Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp. Tickets range from $10-$45 each.

Next, the music tribute, "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline," will take the stage at 8:00 p.m., Nov. 16. Follow Cline's climb to stardom from her hometown roots in Virginia to The Grand Ole Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall. The show features more than 20 of her hits such as "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams," "She's Got You," and "I Fall to Pieces." Tickets range from $5 to $25 each.

Just in time for the holidays, the North Carolina Symphony will perform at 8:00 p.m., Dec. 1. Bring the whole family and get into the spirit of the season with the much-loved festive concert. The show will feature favorite carols and sing-alongs. Tickets range from $15 to $45 each.

Aquila Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" will follow the epic story of the rise and fall of one of the world's most famous leaders at 8:00 p.m., Feb. 5. Aquila's production asks the audience to consider the price of democracy and freedom and the consequences that can befall a society when asked to defend its core beliefs. Tickets range from $10 to $40 each.

Next, join the March sisters—Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy—as one of Ameri ca's most beloved books comes to the stage in "Little Women—The Broadway Musical," at 8:00 p.m., Apr. 22. This new musical, based on Louisa May Alcott's story about the power of family, friendship and romance, is capturing the hearts of a new generation and captivating audiences of all ages. Tickets range from $15 to $45 each.

Finally, Riders In The Sky will perform at 8:00 p.m., May 31. Get ready to ride through an evening of wacky western wit and adventures as "Riders Radio Theatre…On The Road!" thrills audiences, young and old. Tickets range from $10 to $25 each.

Season tickets are also available. Contact the Centre Box Office from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday at (252) 538-4336 or book online at www.hcccentre.com.