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March 2, 2005
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)

Senior Night Out Offerings at Kean University
Schedule for April

UNION, N.J. ––Kean University announces the second year of its popular Senior Night Out program. In an initiative led by University President Dawood Farahi, free tickets to several of the stellar performing-arts events held at the University’s theatres are available to seniors through local senior-citizens centers.

“Senior citizens are very important to our communities,” said Farahi. “As a leader in education, it is imperative that Kean University uses its resources to include them in the wonderful cultural offerings on this campus.” He added that, while planning this new program, Kean polled seniors living locally to find out what kinds of outings they would enjoy. The overwhelming response was for performing arts. “We have great programming that we can share with our seniors. I know this plan will be especially beneficial for those living on a fixed income, who might otherwise not be able to see events of this caliber as much as they would like,” said Farahi.

To request Senior Night Out tickets, please contact your local senior-citizens center. For more information, call Marge Devanney of Kean University at (908) 737-6019.

Upcoming Senior Night Out shows include:

Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Bowfire
Wilkins Theatre

World-class violinists join forces with piano, bass, drums, guitar and cello and take the stage by storm in this fully staged, dynamic feast for the eyes and ears. They also step-dance and tap dance. More than a concert, Bowfire is a total violin experience.

Monday, April 11, 8 p.m.
Affiliate Artists – Springtime Showcase
Wilkins Theatre

Kean’s affliate artists present their special showcase concert to delight you with their personal favorites.

Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24, 3 p.m.
Leading Ladies
Wilkins Theatre

Broadway vocalists blend their talents in this tribute to musical theatre’s greatest women in song. Join us for a memorable evening of some of the best music and most beloved characters of the Great White Way.