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Auburn prepares to welcome Up with People cast

The cast from Up with People helps the communities  they touch. The cast visits Auburn next week to live with host families, do some community service and perform on stage. - Courtesy photo/UWP
The cast from Up with People helps the communities they touch. The cast visits Auburn next week to live with host families, do some community service and perform on stage.
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Auburn welcomes the multinational cast of Up with People and its latest production, Voices, which features the energy and talent of a cast and staff of 100 representing 20 countries.

The live two-hour performance comes to the Auburn Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sept. 20-21. The show includes original and popular music and is a dynamic blend of feature soloists, full cast production numbers, fast-moving choreography and colorful costumes.

The cast is scheduled to arrive in Auburn on Monday, when members will be lead to the Auburn Avenue Theater by a police escort at 2 p.m. and later welcomed by Mayor Pete Lewis at 5 p.m. They will meet their host families at 6 p.m.

While in Auburn, cast members will stay with host families to build personal worldwide awareness and connections and participate in a relevant community service project for Auburn Youth Resources to finish painting, grouting, cleaning and preparing a house that will be used as a youth homeless shelter. The AYR service project will take place on Tuesday.

On stage, the UPW show features medleys of popular music representing "voices" of the radio, video and digital generations, as well as a medley of international music from Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa. Woven throughout the show are original Up with People songs tying the theme of the show together and showcasing the hope personified by the international cast of 100 performing together.

Up with People's visit to the Seattle Area is sponsored by Northwest Area Rotary Clubs and supported by local media sponsor The Seattle Times. Up with People is a nonprofit international global education and community leadership program for young people ranging in age from 17 to 29.

Tickets are $20.

For more details about the program, visit www.upwithpeople.org/auburn.

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