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Up With People is Coming to Stillwater | Sept. 24–Oct. 1

Released:Aug 24, 2018

 

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Up with People Coming To Stillwater

The multinational cast of Up with People is headed to Stillwater.  Up with People (UWP), which has toured more than 70 countries around the world during the last 53-years, has announced that Stillwater will be a stop on their 2018 tour.  On Saturday, September 29 at 2 pm and 7 pm Up with People will perform public shows at Stillwater Public School Performing Arts Center. The proceeds from show ticket sales will fund student scholarships for Oklahoma State University students.

While in Stillwater between September 24 and October 1, 2018, 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 in Stillwater.

Best known for their high-energy, upbeat, family-friendly entertainment, the cast of 100 participants representing 20 countries will visit dozens of communities throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico on their five-month world tour. For more than 50 years, the casts of Up with People have toured the globe performing for millions, including an unprecedented four Super Bowl halftime shows.

“Our newest production, Live On Tour, is designed to share our vision of a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world.” explains Up with People Senior Vice President Eric Lentz. “The show features entertaining pop medleys, international dances, and original UWP songs that will inspire people to make a positive difference in their communities.” Lentz added.

Experiencing the show and hosting cast members are not the only ways to get involved. Local youth between the ages of 17 and 29 can apply to travel in future programs.

Up with People’s visit to Stillwater is sponsored by Oklahoma State University and Visit Stillwater.

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About Up with People:

Up with People is a global education organization that empowers young people to be positive agents of change in their communities and the world. Through our unique blend of music, social action, and international travel, we impact communities for the better while providing youth the knowledge and experience they need for today’s complex global environment.  For more than 50 years Up with People has been breaking down cultural barriers and enhancing understanding to help create a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world. Learn more at www.upwithpeople.org

For More Information Contact:

Janne Van Doorslaer, Promotion Representative
Phone: 720-435-7588
jvandoorslaer@upwithpeople.org


Bring the World Home – Host an Up with People Cast Member | Sept. 24 – Oct. 1

Families in Stillwater will have the unique opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their homes between September 24 and October 1 when the international cast of Up with People arrives to Stillwater, a stop on their 2018 world tour.

Host families are being sought to keep one or more students from the 100-member Up with People cast, which represents 20 countries.  “It is a great opportunity to experience other cultures while sharing your own,” explained Hidde Meurs, Promotion Representative for Up with People.

Local host families are asked to provide a bed, local transportation at the beginning and end of each day, as well as breakfast and most dinners.  While gone during the day, most evenings cast members will be home with the family to participate in their activities and interests.

In addition to many wonderful experiences with their new “son” or “daughter,” each host family will receive two complimentary tickets to Up with People’s newest production, Live On Tour. The show features entertaining pop medleys, international dances, and original UWP songs that inspire people to make a positive difference in their communities. The show will be held at Stillwater Public School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 29 at 2 pm and 7 pm.

“I can honestly say that the dozens of families who have opened their homes to me during my time in Up with People is one of the most meaningful and memorable experiences I have had,” said Meurs. “I have host brothers and sisters all over the world, and still stay in contact with many of them,” he added.

Local families in the Stillwater area are being sought to host the cast members from September 24 to October 1, 2018. Those interested in hosting are encouraged to contact Hidde Meurs at hmeurs@upwithpeople.org or by calling 720-487-7867.

Up with People’s visit to Stillwater is sponsored by Oklahoma State University and Visit Stillwater. All tickets proceeds of the show will fund OSU student scholarships.

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About Up with People:

Up with People is a global education organization that empowers young people to be positive agents of change in their communities and the world. Through our unique blend of music, social action, and international travel, we impact communities for the better while providing youth the knowledge and experience they need for today’s complex global environment.  For more than 50 years Up with People has been breaking down cultural barriers and enhancing understanding to help create a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world. Learn more at www.upwithpeople.org

For More Information Contact:

Janne Van Doorslaer, Promotion Representative
Phone: 720-435-7588
jvandoorslaer@upwithpeople.org

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