• By: OLM Staff

Up with People show has something for everyone

Photo courtesy of Up with People

When the multinational cast of Up with People takes the stage at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe Mainstage in Ottawa on October 10th and 11th at 7:00PM audience members will find something for virtually every musical taste and interest.

Best known for their high-energy, upbeat, family-friendly entertainment, the cast of 100 participants representing 15 countries will visit dozens of communities throughout the United States, Europe and Canada 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.

The live two-hour performance is a dynamic blend of featured soloists, full cast production numbers, fast-moving choreography and colorful costumes.

In addition to Ottawa, Up with People’s tour will include cities in the United States such as Nebraska, Oklahoma and Louisiana, finally heading to Europe after the conclusion of their North American visit. In addition to their Super Bowl halftime appearances, casts have recently appeared at the 2007 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and during the opening celebration of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ Rose Parade in 2008 and 2011, which was estimated to be seen by a television audience of more than 50 million.

Experiencing the show is not the only way to get involved. Local youth between the ages of 17 and 29 can apply to travel in future programs. In recent years many Ottawa natives have traveled the world with Up with People!

Tickets go on sale September 4th 10AM here www.upwithpeople.org/ottawa.

UWP in Ottawa is presented by Canada Care Medical in association with Real Strategy Commercial Real Estate and TD Bank and with support from Canada Homestay Network, Bell Media – CFRA 580, MAJIC 100.3, Energie 104.1 and 94.9 RougeOttawa Life Magazine and Ottawa Business Journal. We hope you’ll join our local partners and get involved as this visit and show ticket proceeds will benefit scholarships for area youth to participate in UWP Jr., Camp UWP and UWP On Tour as well as Youth Services Bureau and Governor General's Foot Guards Regimental Association to support OSEG Youth Sport Programs.

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.