VERO BEACH — When the multinational cast of Up with People takes the stage at Vero Beach High School’s Performing Arts Center in Vero Beach on Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m. audience members will find something for virtually every musical taste and interest. Long before American Idol began discovering and refining new talent or High School Musical tapped into the exuberance of young ensemble casts, Up with People pioneered these attributes while touring the world with their optimistic message of global cooperation and goodwill.
Up with People’s all-new production is entitled “A Song for the World” which features the energy and talent of a cast and staff of 100 representing 21 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.
Audience members will be taken on a musical tour around the world and back in time with special moments including “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.
“The Sound of Peace” is a poignant moment when the Up with People cast will be joined on stage by children from a local children’s group to sing this moving ballad that ends with the lyric, “If you listen to our voices with your heart, you’ll hear the sound of peace.”
The F. James McDonald Family Foundation is sponsoring Up with People’s visit to Vero Beach and the proceeds will benefit Vero Beach High School.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Family four-pack tickets will sell for $40.
Tickets are on sale at www.upwithpeople.org/verobeach and at either of the Marine Bank & Trust locations.
For more information visit www.upwithpeople.org.