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GCU Welcomes Celtic Nights with Tony Kenny for Irish Afternoon

Production Celebrates Georgian Court’s 29th Annual Irish Afternoon

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 13, 2010—Everyone is Irish when it comes to celebrating Irish Afternoon at Georgian Court University, now in its 29th year. Celebrate with GCU on Saturday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m. as the university welcomes Celtic Nights: A Celebration of Irish Music, Song, Dance, and Laughter with Tony Kenny, the star of Jury’s Irish Cabaret; Joe Cuddy, Ireland’s funniest man; and the Celtic Nights Dancers.

The event will take place in the Casino Auditorium on GCU’s Lakewood campus. VIP tickets, which include prime seating and a post-concert meet-and-greet reception with Tony Kenny in GCU’s historic Mansion, are $55. General admission tickets are $30 in advance and $45 at the door. Reservations are recommended; please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events ar 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu to ensure your place.

About Tony Kenny
Tony Kenny has thrilled audiences all over the world, entertaining over two million people with his exceptional talent. He began his career as the star of the internationally acclaimed musicals Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. After receiving dozens of awards for his stage and television performances, Mr. Kenny turned his talents to the world of Irish music when he joined the cast of the world-famous Jury’s Irish Cabaret in Dublin, which recently won Show of the Year honors in Ireland’s National Entertainment Awards.

As a recording artist, Mr. Kenny has achieved phenomenal success. His 14 recordings have been enjoyed on both sides of the Atlantic. The Very Best of Tony Kenny’s Ireland went platinum, and his latest album, The Voyage, features a mix of contemporary and Irish music that will definitely make it another hit. With a carefully selected cast of all-star entertainers, including world-class Irish dancing by the Celtic Nights Dancers, Mr. Kenny’s Celtic Nights show is marked by tears, laughter, and thunderous applause. Come experience the magic of Mr. Kenny’s powerfully expressive delivery, dynamic stage presence, and innate ability to draw the audience into a song.

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 One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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