up with people

Up with People, an educational performance group that performs live shows around the world, is headed to Glynn County.

Up with People aims to empower young people to be positive agents of change in their communities and in the world. The program blends music, social action and international travel.

The program recently announced that Glynn County will be a stop on its 2018 tour. The cast will be in town March 26 to April 2.

Up with People is known for its high-energy, upbeat and family-friendly entertainment. The cast of 100 participants represents 20 countries.

During their five-month world tour, the cast will visit dozens of communities throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico.

“Our newest production, ‘Live On Tour,’ is designed to share our vision of a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world,” said Eric Lentz, senior vice president of Up with People, in a press release. “The show features entertaining pop medleys, international dances and original UWP songs that will inspire people to make a positive difference in their communities.”

The show will take place March 28 at 7 p.m. in Brunswick High School’s gym.

The visit to Glynn County is sponsored by GP Cellulose, Southeast Georgia Health System, The Brunswick News, the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau.

While in the area, Up with People cast members will also spend time participating in service projects and will live with local host families.

The program is now recruiting families to host the international cast members during their stay.

“It is a great opportunity to experience other cultures while sharing your own,” said Rani Rombauts, a promotion representative for Up with People, in a press release.

Host families are asked to provide a bed, as well as breakfast and most dinners during the week.

Transportation at the beginning and end of each day will also need to be provided.

The cast members will be gone during the day but will spend most evenings at home with the family.

Host families will receive two tickets to Up with People’s show.

Those interested in hosting are asked to contact Rombauts by calling 720-434-9270 or by emailing her at rrombauts@upwithpeople.org.

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