Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lucky Residents Visit Fox Theatre in Atlanta

About a month ago, University Housing held a contest for residents to win a trip to see Les Miserables at the legendary Fox Theatre in Atlanta, followed by dinner. To win, residents had to check their e-mail for a link to a questionnaire that, when answered correctly, entered them into the contest. Ten lucky winners went to see the award-winning show this past Saturday. 
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Residential Programming Services (RPS) has sent a group of winning residents to the Fox three times this year as a part of it’s on-going initiative “RPS Supports the Arts,” which strives to make the arts more accessible to students. This year’s finale show was a hit, and we hope to continue our outings next year.

Check out the feedback below from a few of our lucky winners:

“It was such a powerful performance. I enjoyed every song, especially, ‘Who Am I’ and ‘I Dreamed a Dream.’ It was really different from just reading a book and actually being there to see.
- Sue J. Joe / Junior / Originally from South Korea, but from Fulton County, Ga. / Building 1516

“…The Fox is also an awesome venue. I think the whole idea of taking students to plays is a very good one (and a good way of giving back a little of what we pay for housing ;]) I think that should continue in the future.”
- Madison Borst / Sophomore / Marietta, Ga. / Hill Hall

The ten lucky winners pose with professional staff members Demarcus Merritt and Jessica Pense.

“I had a great time. The show was amazing, and it was fun talking to the other students during lunch. I would love to go again. Also, suggestions for future trips: aquarium, bowling, dinner and movies, basically anything off campus would be nice.
- Ruhi Haresh Kumbhani / Freshman / San Jose, Ca. / Morris Hall

“I was extremely pleased with the trip to the Fox Theatre on Saturday... I was fascinated just by the theatre itself and the performance was amazing. The dinner that followed after the musical play was delicious. It was most definitely one of the best restaurants I have eaten at. UGA Housing should definitely continue to do more events like this one. Maybe for next year housing can take some students to the GA Aquarium.” 
Dinner + A Play = Fun with University Housing
- Sagar Dan Bhika / Freshman / Cartersville, Ga. / Boggs Hall

“Les Miserables was by far my best theatre experience I have ever been fortunate enough to be a part of! I am an avid proponent of the arts and thoroughly love musicals, especially Les Miserables!... It was also really fun to get to know the other residents that came as well! We had fun getting to know one another on the way to and from Atlanta and at dinner.”
- Meghan Camp / Junior / Ringgold, Ga. / R.A. in Brumby Hall

Demarcus Merritt contributed to this article. Demarcus is a Residence Hall Director in East Campus Village and an avid supporter of the arts.

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