For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
gillerand@georgian.edu

Join Georgian Court for Big Hair and Big Laughs at Hairspray

Lakewood, N.J., June 5, 2008—Join Georgian Court University for a trip to see Hairspray on Saturday, July 20, at 3:00 p.m. You can leave the transportation details to GCU, as round-trip bus transportation is included to the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City from either the GCU campus in Lakewood or the Garden State Parkway Cheesequake rest area.

Tickets are $130 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 11:00 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 Hairspray
It’s 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one dream—to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning teen queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ’do!

Hairspray became an immediate Broadway smash when it premiered at the Neil Simon Theater in the summer of 2002. After winning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, its place in Broadway history was confirmed. To quote one of the show’s many catchy songs, “you can’t stop the beat” of this hair-hopping hit!

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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