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Auburn families needed to host Up with People cast members

Voices – Up with People
Voices – Up with People's latest production – comes to the Auburn Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday. Sept. 21. The performance features original and popular music, a dynamic blend of feature soloists, full-cast production numbers, fast-moving choreography and colorful costumes.
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Families in King County have the opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes between Sept. 16 and 23 when an international cast of Up with People arrives for a tour stop.

Voices – Up with People's latest production – comes to the Auburn Performing Arts Center (APAC) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday. Sept. 21.

Host families are being sought to keep one or more students from the 100-member Up with People cast and staff who represents 20 countries and more than 25 states.

"It is a great opportunity to experience other cultures while sharing your own," explained Gary Guisset, a representative for the touring show.

Local host families are asked to provide a bed, local transportation at the beginning and end of each day, as well as breakfast and most dinners. While gone during the day, participating in regional learning, community service and show preparation, most evenings cast members will be home with the family to participate in their activities and interests.

In addition to many experiences with their new "son" or "daughter," each host family will receive two complimentary tickets to the Up with People Show slated for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21 at the APAC.

"I can honestly say that the dozens of families who have opened their homes to me during my time with Up with People is one of the most meaningful and memorable experiences I have had," Lorna Murphy said. "I still stay in contact with many of them and I believe they will remain lifelong friends."

Those interested in hosting a cast member are encouraged to contact Lorna Murphy on the King County Advance Team at or by calling 303-681-1295.

Up with People's visit to King County is sponsored by local community Rotary Clubs.

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