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Georgian Court Ventures to Broadway’s Shrek the Musical

Lakewood, N.J., Dec. 5, 2008—Join Georgian Court University for a trip to see the Broadway show based on the first-ever Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Feature, Shrek the Musical, on Saturday, January 17, at 2:00 p.m. You can leave the transportation details to GCU, as round-trip bus transportation is included to the Broadway Theatre in New York City from either the GCU campus in Lakewood or the Garden State Parkway Cheesequake rest area.

Tickets are $160 per person, which includes orchestra seating, round-trip transportation, and snacks. The bus leaves GCU’s Seventh Street Gate at 10:00 a.m. and the GSP Cheesequake rest area between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Lunch is on your own in the city. For further information and tickets, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

ABOUT Shrek the Musical
Shrek the Musical follows the adventures of the lovable ogre Shrek, his wisecracking sidekick Donkey, the lovely Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad, and a chorus of everybody’s favorite fractured fairytale creatures. With more layers than ever and a completely original new score, Shrek the Musical proves that there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Scheduled to star are Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster; Tony nominees Brian D’Arcy James, Christopher Sieber, and John Tartaglia; and Lakewood native, Bobby Daye. Shrek the Musical is based on a popular 1990 book by William Steig. The characters of Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona, and the other inhabitants of “Far, Far Away” have been featured in three major animated films and a popular television special to date. The first Shrek feature film hit theaters in the summer of 2001, and went on to win the first-ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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