Electric Youth, (EY) the international touring ensemble of talented singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, will perform two free summer concerts. The outdoor performances will be held at Town Hill in Norfolk on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. and at Franklin Common on Wednesday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Known for high-powered family entertainment with exciting choreography and impressive vocals, Electric Youth is backed by an eight-piece band of Boston-based musicians. Electric Youth performs a wide range of music including classic rock, contemporary pop and Broadway hits, designed to entertain and delight audiences of all ages.
The summer concerts follow on the heels of EY’s ninth European tour, featuring three weeks of performances in Austria and Italy, including a Fourth of July concert for U.S. Troops at Aviano Air Force Base. Electric Youth has also released five professional CDs and performed on a Royal Caribbean cruise, on Fox-TV, and at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Mechanics Hall, Walt Disney World and the United Nations. EY’s music is available on iTunes, CD Baby and other indie music sites.
Electric Youth members are selected by audition at the beginning of each academic year and are chosen for their superior musicianship, stage presence and triple threat accomplishments in voice, dance and acting. This season’s group of thirteen performers, ages 13 to 19, studies multiple dance disciplines, voice and acting at FSPA. Some members are preparing to pursue a career in the performing arts, while all are gaining valuable life skills through their participation, extensive training and travel experiences with the ensemble. Electric Youth 2012 features Giovanna Ferri, Ali Funkhouser, Graham Hancock, Jocelyn Jones, Melissa Mandia, Shaina McGillis, Lucas Melfi, Jillian Rea and Alicia Rivera of Franklin; Michael Egan of Hopkinton; Erica McLaughlin of Medfield; Sasha Gardner of Sharon; and Jenna McDermott of Wrentham.
For more information about Electric Youth or the EY summer concerts, call FSPA at (508) 528-8668 or visit www.electricyouth.com.