Up With People's show puts 'World in Motion'

January 15, 1995

The international cast of Up With People is bringing its new stage production, "World in Motion," to Havre de Grace High School at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Havre de Grace Arts Commission, Havre de Grace High School, Comcast Cable and The Record are sponsoring the nonstop, two-hour musical show.

For more than 28 years, Up With People's energetic casts have performed their contemporary family entertainment for millions around the world.

"World in Motion," the group's new production, will be seen in nearly 1,000 communities in 25 countries. It incorporates sights and sounds from around the globe into a theatrical production performed by a cast of nearly 100 young people representing more than 20 nations.

The show is set against a backdrop of a live global satellite broadcast. Two television hosts, along with a comical studio floor manager and a number of eccentric field reporters, guide the audience through the show.

The show is billed as featuring authentic costumes, lively choreography, thought-provoking ballads and exuberant production numbers.

Among its highlights is the "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" medley, a compilation of popular love songs from the 1950s through today's top hits.

A medley including mountain music and clogging, mariachi, gospel and rock 'n' roll, traces the diverse rhythms and sounds making up the musical heritage of the United States.

Entertainment is not the group's only purpose. Up With People aims to build understanding and mutual respect among people and to equip young men and women with leadership skills to meet the needs of their communities, countries and the world.

Local families are needed as hosts for members of the cast while they are in Havre de Grace tomorrow through Thursday. Host families will receive two complimentary tickets to the show.

Tickets cost $9 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. They are available at Preston's Stationery and the Susquehanna Trading Post in Havre de Grace, and at Western Auto in Aberdeen. Tickets also may be purchased at the door.

Information: 273-5650.

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