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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

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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