Up with People coming to Paris in August

Special to The Prairie Press
Posted 2/17/20

The multinational cast of Up with People is headed to Paris.

Up with People (UWP), which has toured more than 73 countries around the world during the last 55 years, is performing two shows at 7 …

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Up with People coming to Paris in August

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The multinational cast of Up with People is headed to Paris.

Up with People (UWP), which has toured more than 73 countries around the world during the last 55 years, is performing two shows at 7 p.m. Aug. 28-29 at the Paris Center of Fine Arts.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the PCOFA’s Oversight Committee, which strives to enrich the local culture, provide opportunities for future growth and Celebrate the Arts with live and diverse experiences for all to enjoy, participate and share.

While in Paris between Aug. 24-31, the Up with People cast will spend time participating in approximately 1,000 hours of volunteer service to benefit the Paris and Marshall communities as well as live with local host families.

Beginning in June, Up with People will be recruiting families to host international cast members during their stay in Paris. Early hosting applications are being accepted.

Best known for high-energy, upbeat, family-friendly entertainment, the cast of 100 participants representing 17 countries will visit dozens of communities throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico on a five-month world tour.

“Our newest production, ‘Live On Tour,’ is designed to share our vision of a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world,” said 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.”

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. Several Paris natives — Doug Hasler, Nancy Hasler Gregg and Noah Tretter — have performed with previous Up With People casts.

Up with People’s visit to Paris is sponsored by The Joe & Nila White Hasler Foundation in association with the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marshall Chamber of Commerce. Tickets to the benefit performance will be available at www.upwithpeople.org/Paris.

Those interested in hosting or learning more about the program are encouraged to contact Hayley Lutz at hlutz@upwithpeople.org.

Up with People is a global education organization empowering young people to be positive agents of change in their communities and the world. Through a unique blend of music, social action and international travel, the cast impacts communities while providing youth the knowledge and experience they need for today’s complex global environment.

Up with People has been breaking down cultural barriers and enhancing understanding to help create a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world for more than 50 years.

Learn more at www.upwithpeople.org.