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GCU Welcomes Celtic Nights with Tony Kenny for Irish Afternoon

Production Celebrates Georgian Court’s 30th Annual Irish Afternoon

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 16, 2011—Everybody’s Irish when it comes to enjoying Irish Afternoon, now in its 30th year at Georgian Court University. Each year, hundreds of fans join in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit during a special program hosted by GCU. This year’s celebration—slated for 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6—marks the return of Celtic Nights: A Celebration of Irish Music, Song, Dance, and Laughter with Tony Kenny. The show features the talents of Tony Kenny, the star of Jury’s Irish Cabaret; Joe Cuddy, Ireland’s funniest man; and the Celtic Nights Dancers. This year’s program also includes special guest star Michael English, currently Ireland’s hottest performer.

The celebration 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 $57. General admission tickets are $32 in advance and $47 at the door. Reservations are recommended; please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or to ensure your reservation.

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. His 2003 release, 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 is just as likely to please fans. With a carefully selected cast of all-star entertainers, including world-class Irish dancing by the Celtic Nights Dancers, Mr. Kenny’s Celtic Nights performance is marked by tears, laughter, and thunderous applause, all because of Mr. Kenny’s powerfully expressive delivery, dynamic stage presence, and innate ability to draw the audience into 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 nearly 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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