In the first two hours of single ticket sales for UCA's Public Appearances at Reynolds Performance Hall on Monday, records were broken.

The box office was busy with walk-ins and the phones were ringing, said Ashley Love, director of marketing and finance.

The season includes A Chorus Line, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Amy Grant, Drumline, Rufus Wainwright, Shrek the Musical, and more -- a total of 15 events with two lectures.

As a bonus, Reynolds Hall is getting a new sound system, supported by the original Reynolds endowment.

"We already get compliments on our sound," Love said, "but this will take us to a new level. I'd say, 10 times better."

To choose seats online, go to or call 450-3265. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Staff writer Becky Harris can be reached at and 505-1234.)