TULSA - Since 1965, Up With People has performed before well more than a billion people in venues large and small, ranging from community theaters to the Super Bowl halftime show.
But song and dance is only part of what the group does.
In each city they visit around the world, they spend several days doing community service.
In Tulsa, they'll participate in the United Way Day of Caring, help build a Habitat for Humanity house, work with a local YMCA, assist Up With Trees, and other non-profits.
The current cast members, ranging from 17 to 29 years old, come from 14 different countries.
Their five-month international tour is pricey, so the non-profit relies on donations - including the vital help of host families willing to provide for a cast member for a week.
Promotion Manager Sergio Campos tells KRMG the requirements for a host family are simple: Their guest will need a place to sleep (even the floor's okay, he said), a light breakfast and a dinner (which some of them will offer to cook), and rides to and from their projects.
“If you live 24 hours with them,” Campos said, “you'll be prone to learn very quickly about not only themselves, but also your own culture and what you really appreciate.”
The show is September 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the Kirkland Theatre in Broken Arrow.