Up With People Tour Benefits Early Childhood Education in Flagstaff
February 7, 2020. Flagstaff, AZ. Casey Jenkins
The multinational cast of Up with People is headed to Flagstaff. Up with People (UWP), which has toured more than 73 countries around the world during the last 55-years, has announced that Flagstaff will be a stop on their 2020 tour. On March 6 and March 7 at 7 PM Up with People will perform public shows at NAU’s Prochnow in Flagstaff. The proceeds from show ticket sales will benefit LAUNCH Flagstaff and Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE); which will support both organization’s efforts to create and promote equitable access to high-quality early childhood education and after-school programs that prepare the children and youth of Flagstaff and Arizona for school and life.
While in Flagstaff between March 2nd and March 9th, 2020, Up with People will spend time participating in service projects and live with local host families. Beginning in late January, Up with People will be recruiting families to host international cast members during their stay in Flagstaff.
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. In recent years many Arizona natives have traveled the world with Up with People, including Grace Rich, Hayley Lutz, Haley Kreidel, Wes Henry just to name a few!
Up with People’s visit to Flagstaff is presented by Sun Entertainment and Northern Arizona University in association with Unisource Energy Services, The City of Flagstaff and Coconino County. They will take the stage at NAU’s Prochnow on March 6 and March 7 at 7PM. Tickets will be available at www.upwithpeople.org/flagstaff.
Those interested in hosting or learning more about the program are encouraged to contact Casey Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org