For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
dgilleran@georgian.edu

GCU Offers the Best of Times with Trip to "A Tale of Two Cities"

Lakewood, N.J., Oct. 9, 2008—Georgian Court offers a bus trip to New York City on Sunday, November 23, to see the Broadway production of A Tale of Two Cities…the Musical at 2:00 p.m. You can leave the transportation details to GCU, as round-trip bus transportation is included to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City from either the GCU campus in Lakewood or the Garden State Parkway Cheesequake rest area.

Tickets are $150 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 A Tale of Two Cities
The musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ sweeping epic comes to Broadway! Set against an epic backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is a musical about injustice, vengeance, and the redemptive power of love. After his release from 17 years of solitary confinement in the Bastille, Dr. Manette is reunited with his daughter Lucie, whom he has never met. On the family’s trip back from France to England, Lucie meets and falls in love with a French gentleman, Charles Darnay. Caught in a love triangle with Lucie and Darnay is Sydney Carton, the cynical attorney’s assistant who finds a way to redeem his life when he realizes he can’t have the woman he loves. Sandy Copperman of the Sun Herald writes that Tale contains “the emotional power of Les Miserables, the mystique of Phantom of the Opera and the charisma of Cats, without borrowing from any of these.”

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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