Up with People Brings 50th Anniversary Celebration to Sarasota County! On Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m. Up with People will perform public shows at Venice Performing Arts Center in Venice FL

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Up with People Brings 50th Anniversary Celebration to Sarasota County!

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The multinational cast of Up with People is touring the world celebrating their 50th anniversary. The Denver based non-profit organization is bringing their year-long celebration to the world with more than 35 stops across the United States, Europe and Mexico. Venice FL is the last of only 12 stops in the United States portion of this tour!

On Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m. Up with People will perform public shows at Venice Performing Arts Center in Venice FL. This visit to Venice is in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry and Martha Jarrett for their impact on UWP and the local community. The proceeds from the show ticket sales will benefit the Venice High School Foundation.

Up with People, (UWP), which has toured more than 65 countries around the world during the last 50-years, most recently adding Israel & Cuba to the list, has announced that Venice will be the last U.S. celebration on the 2015 World Tour. From Venice, Up with People will take their birthday party to the world with other major celebrations taking place in Mexico City, Brussels, Belgium and ending in Rome Italy with a guest program and a performance for the Pope.

While in the Venice between September 7 through 14, Up with People will spend time volunteering to complete more than 1,000 hours of community service, live with local host families to share cultures and customs, interview Sarasota County youth to travel in the future and of course perform the world renowned Up with People show. You can see their all new show, The Journey, on September 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. at the Venice Performing Arts Center. Tickets details are available online at www.upwithpeople.org/Venice.

Best known for their high-energy, upbeat, family-friendly entertainment, the cast and staff of 110 students representing over 21 countries are participating in UWP’s international global education program for young adults. For over 50 years, the casts of Up with People have toured the globe performing for millions, including an unprecedented four Super Bowl halftime shows. Additional monumental performances by the group include a performance that Cyndi Carlson, Jarrett’s daughter, was a part of at the 1972 Munich Olympics following the tragic massacre of Israeli athletes and the group’s 2013 performance for Pope Francis.

Watch for updates on the international cast’s activities in the Sarasota County area and the ways you and your family can get involved in the celebration of Up with People’s first 50 years!

Up with People’s visit to Sarasota County is sponsored by Gulf Coast Community Foundation with media support provided by the Venice Gondolier Sun and Venice Magazine. Those interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to contact Angel Cancino at (915) 226 – 2616 or acancino@upwithpeople.org.

Up with People is an independent nonprofit, [501(c)(3)] organization without any religious or political affiliations. It provides young adults an international and intercultural experience that teaches service leadership and uses the performing arts to deliver messages of hope and goodwill throughout the world. Up with People exists today to spark people to action in meeting the needs of their communities, countries and the world while building bridges of understanding as a foundation for world peace. For more information visit www.upwithpeople.org.

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