(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Isabel Belliard.)
Up with People (UWP), the multinational cast which has toured 38 countries around the world during the last 47 years, has announced that Sudbury will be a stop on their 2012 tour.
Up with People will perform a show at the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Best known for their high-energy, upbeat, family friendly entertainment, the cast of 100 participants representing 20 countries is participating in UWP’s international global education program for young adults. For more than 45 years, the casts of Up with People have toured the globe performing for millions, including an unprecedented four Super Bowl halftime shows.
On Jan. 1, 2011, Up with People produced and performed, for the second time in three years, during the opening celebration of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ Rose Parade which was estimated to have been seen by a television audience of more than 50 million.
Long before Glee, American Idol and High School Musical, Up with People created the genre of high-energy entertainment performed by an ensemble of talented young people from around the world. The show is an international collaboration of music, dance and genuine energy with a message of hope and goodwill across nations. This electrifying stage show will move your feet, stir your soul and touch your heart.
"Voices," UWP’s latest production, is a performance featuring both original and popular music and is a dynamic blend of feature soloists, full cast production numbers, fast-moving choreography and colorful costumes. Voices is inspired and motivated by recent worldwide events and features medleys of popular music, international music and of course, Up with People original music. The aim is to leave the audience feeling empowered to connect, communicate and create positive change in their communities; to "...rise above the noises, and listen to the voices of the world."
While in Concord and Sudbury between Sept. 10-17, Up with People will spend time participating in service projects and live with local host families. Beginning in August, Up with People will be recruiting families to host international cast members during their stay. The sharing goes both ways…while families share their traditions and local attractions, the cast members share their experiences and cultures. By the end of their five-month world tour, the cast will visit dozens of communities throughout the United States, Asia and Mexico.
Barrett & Company Real Estate is a community supporter of Up with People’s visit to Concord and Sudbury.
Up with People is continuously seeking young leaders who are ready for this unique and life-changing experience. Everyone knows someone who is perfect for Up with People... who do you know? Is it you? A neighbor? A friend? Learn how you or someone you know can travel the world, earn college credit and make a difference in Up with People by visiting www.upwithpeople.org or calling 303-460-7100.