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25 Feb, 2019   |   

What It Really Takes To Put On Up with People’s International Tour

It’s been an incredible month for Up with People in Denver, Colorado. Over the past few weeks, the Spring 2019 cast has dedicated themselves

night and day preparing for Live on Tour to begin. The international performance at the Denver premiere was lively, heart warming, and thought provoking. The energy of the show infected the audience with laughter and love as the everyone sang along to Up with People original music and a selection of pop medleys.

Over 100 cast members represented 15 different countries as they performed their first live show for families, friends, community members, host families, sponsors, and alumni. Aside from singing and dancing on stage, there is so much more that goes into creating the Up with People show than meets the eye.

What Can You Gain From Traveling in Up with People?

Going on tour with Up with People is more than just being a cast member that performs a weekly show. Participants gain knowledge and hands on experience in technical production, operations, marketing, and promotions. Youth in our program also develop soft skills that enable individuals to grow both personally and professionally that are applicable to future careers in a wide range of fields.

Young adults traveling in Up with People get to act as interns and assistants in different departments throughout the semester, learning the ins and outs of what it takes to put on an international show. With all hands on deck, every cast member has an opportunity to participate in various roles in addition to their rehearsal and volunteer time throughout the week.

What Roles Make the Up with People Tour Possible?

  • Lighting, Staging, and Technical Production
  • Musical, Vocal, and Band Instruction
  • Dance Captains
  • Operations Managers
  • Admissions Representatives
  • Promotion Representatives
  • Merchandise Team
  • Marketing Team
  • Education Coordinators
  • Front of House Coordinators

This is just the tip of the iceberg! As a member in our Up with People gap year program, you’ll surprise yourself at the amount you’ll grow your confidence and network in just a few short months.

Want to know the best part? Up with People is now accepting applications for our Summer 2019 tour! The next semester begins in July of 2019. Spend your fall semester traveling abroad, volunteering in local communities, developing yourself into a global citizen, immersing yourself in different cultures, and performing in a show for thousands of people.

To apply and schedule your interview, visit

All I have to give
I can bring hope and live for others
I’m not afraid to start
I can do something, right now
With what I’m feeling now

What I’m Feeling Now © Up with People

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