Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Colorado is the title sponsor for Up with People’s bi-annual return to the Denver area this year.
The multi-national cast of Denver-based Up with People takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 at the Pinnacle Event Center, 1001 West 84th Ave., Federal Heights.
Up with People’s all-new production is “A Song for the World, which features a cast and staff of more than 120 young people representing 20 countries. The live two-hour performance includes both original and popular music and is a dynamic blend of feature soloists, full cast production numbers, fast-moving choreography and colorful costumes.
“ A Song for the World is really about possibility,” said Eric Lentz, producer and director for Up with People. “Our goal is to leave our audiences with a sense of believing that each and every one of them has gifts and talents to share. Their song for the world – their ability or skill – may be healing the sick, building a home for the needy, teaching the young. By shining our spotlight on the people and organizations in Denver and the great work they do, we hope to inspire our audience members to get out and share their gifts – get involved in their own unique way.”
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors, and children and are on now sale at this Up with People link. Lentz advised people not to wait to buy tickets.
“The venues capacity is 600, so we are expecting just over 1,000 people on the two nights,” Lentz said. “Tickets are going fast. Sales really picked up this week and we expect them to sell quickly as the word get out.”
Audience members will be taken on a musical tour around the world and back in time. The performance will include “The Love Medley,” a collection of popular music and dancing moments from the last three decades on the theme of “boy meets girl.”
Throughout the show, international cast members will provide the audience with a glimpse of their own national traditions and cultures through music and dance with musical stops in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa.
During the “The Sound of Peace” moment, the Up with People cast will be joined on stage by children from the Broomfield Academy to sing the ballad that ends with the lyric, “If you listen to our voices with your heart, you’ll hear the sound of peace.”
Several new numbers have been added to the show including “Sing Your Song,” “One Person” and “Arm Yourself” from top-selling music producer and Up with People alumni Angel Cortes.
In addition to Denver, the fall tour will include 20 cities throughout the U.S., Mexico, and the Europe. In addition to four Super Bowl halftime shows, casts appeared at the 2007 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and as the opening act for the 2008 and 2011 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
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