Showing posts with label electric youth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label electric youth. Show all posts

Friday, April 8, 2022

10th Annual Culinary Cabaret - Apr 8

Join us at THE BLACK BOX when the culinary and performing arts unite for an inspired evening of fabulous, libations, and entertainment! 

The 10th annual Culinary Cabaret spotlights this region's outstanding culinary talent, showcasing fine wines, craft beer, delectable spirits, flavorful dishes and mouth-watering desserts! Featuring entertainment by Electric Youth and special guest artists of the Franklin Performing Arts Company. Culinary Cabaret supports Electric Youth 2022!

Your $75 per person all-inclusive ticket delivers a delicious, entertaining evening!

Tickets available online -> https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1550  or call the box office -> (508) 528-3370

10th Annual Culinary Cabaret - Apr 8
10th Annual Culinary Cabaret - Apr 8


Thursday, February 17, 2022

Electric Youth 2022 - debuts with 2 shows on Feb 26, 2022

Electric Youth 2022 debuts at THE BLACK BOX with two shows on Saturday, February 26th at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm, offering high-powered family entertainment with music for all ages! Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, EY delivers high-energy music, including contemporary pop, classic rock and country hits. 

Electric Youth 2022, trained here at FSPA, includes Hayley Driscoll, Tatiana McAlpine, Sami Goldman, Abby Settle, Audrey Miningham, Devin DeAngelis, Finley Doherty, John Fitzhenry, Madigan Wirkus, Abby Trombert, Anya Fox, Ashley Pepin, Erin Belger, and Tzintli Cerda. 

The EY singer-dancers are backed by Boston musicians who’ve performed, recorded and toured with such music legends as Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations and Van Morrison.

Don’t miss this exciting evening of timeless hits and non-stop entertainment!

Get your tickets for in person of remote participation ->



Electric Youth 2022 - debuts with 2 shows on Feb 26, 2022
Electric Youth 2022 - debuts with 2 shows on Feb 26, 2022

Friday, January 7, 2022

Electric Youth shows postponed to Feb 26, 2022

"Electric Youth 2022 debuts at THE BLACK BOX with two shows on Saturday, February 26th at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm, offering high-powered family entertainment with music for all ages! Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, EY delivers high-energy music, including contemporary pop, classic rock and country hits. 

Electric Youth 2022 includes Erin Belger, Tzintli Cerda, Devin DeAngelis, Finley Doherty, Hayley Driscoll, John Fitzhenry, Anya Fox, Sami Goldman,  Tatiana McAlpine, Audrey Miningham, Ashley Pepin, Abby Settle, Abby Trombert, and Madigan Wirkus, 
The EY singer-dancers are backed by Boston musicians who’ve performed, recorded and toured with such music legends as Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations and Van Morrison.

Don’t miss this exciting evening of timeless hits and non-stop entertainment! "


Electric Youth shows postponed to Feb 26, 2022
Electric Youth shows postponed to Feb 26, 2022 (EY Instagram image)


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Electric Youth 2022 schedule debut at THE BLACK BOX - Jan 8, 2022

Electric Youth 2022 will debut at THE BLACK BOX on January 8 with two shows at 4:00 and 8:00 pm!

The 2022 group of talented young singers and dancers includes Hayley Driscoll, Tatiana McAlpine, Sami Goldman, Abby Settle, Audrey Miningham, Devin DeAngelis, Finley Doherty, John Fitzhenry, Madigan Wirkus, Abby Trombert, Anya Fox, Ashley Peppin, Erin Belger, and Tzintli Cerda. Electric Youth is scheduled to tour again this summer bringing timeless hits and non-stop entertainment to venues across Europe.

Electric Youth delivers high-energy, fully choreographed performances of classic rock, contemporary pop, Broadway, and country hits for audiences of all ages. The American touring ensemble of talented singer-dancers, ages 14-18, is backed by the eight-piece Boston Show Band — world class musicians who’ve worked with music legends Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Van Morrison and more. Electric Youth is trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. 

The group has toured Europe performing in such renowned venues as Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Schonbrunn Palace; Sanremo’s Ariston Theatre; England’s Arundel Festival; Disneyland Paris; and professional theatres in Bristol, London and Windsor. EY has also headlined Fourth of July shows for U.S. troops stationed in Italy at Camp Ederle, Camp Darby, and Aviano Air Force Base. The ensemble has performed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, on Fox-TV and WBZ Radio, and at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, the Smithsonian Museum Theater, the United Nations and the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. 

Electric Youth has released six albums, including 2014’s Power Chord, available on iTunes. Last year, EY recorded and released their a cappella single “Always Remember Us This Way” arranged and edited by Jim Hogan of a cappella sensation T.3 (available on all streaming platforms).

Collectively, the members of Electric Youth 2022 have performed with Broadway stars, sung the National Anthem for Boston sports teams, been selected to perform at “Broadway Sessions” in NYC, worked with choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance, and more. 

Alumni of Electric Youth have gone on to appear on Broadway, in national and international tours, television, regional theater, feature film, professional dance companies, cruise ships, and more


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Electric Youth 2022 schedule debut at THE BLACK BOX
Electric Youth 2022 schedule debut at THE BLACK BOX


Friday, June 18, 2021

Electric Youth and the Boston Show Band -> June 18-19

Electric Youth 2021, featuring 14 super talented singer dancers, headlines a weekend at THE BLACK BOX with two different performances to enjoy on June 18 and 19.  The show features choreography by the Electric Youth Creative Team and well as Broadway's Clay Thomson and Christopher Rice.  Backed by the world class Boston Show Band, Electric Youth shows deliver high energy fun for audiences of all ages! 


Livestream and In-Person ticketing options available. 

Electric Youth and the Boston Show Band -> June 18-19
Electric Youth and the Boston Show Band -> June 18-19





Friday, May 7, 2021

Culinary Cabaret 2021 - May 7

Join us at THE BLACK BOX Under the Tent when the culinary and performing arts unite for an inspired evening of fabulous food, libations, and entertainment! Your $75 per person all-inclusive ticket delivers a delicious, entertaining evening!

The 9th annual Culinary Cabaret spotlights this region's outstanding culinary talent, showcasing fine wines, craft beer, flavorful dishes and mouth-watering desserts! ​

Featuring entertainment by Electric Youth and special guest artists of the Franklin Performing Arts Company. Culinary Cabaret supports Electric Youth 2021!

Current safety guidelines will be followed and Masks are required.  

Ticket can be purchased online -> https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1452

Culinary Cabaret 2021 - May 7
Culinary Cabaret 2021 - May 7


Saturday, March 13, 2021

Electric Youth - debut live stream broadcast March 13

Livestream airing March 13 at 7:30 PM, and rebroadcasting starting March 17 through July 1, 2021. 

Electric Youth 2021  includes Kelsey Breslin, Devin DeAngelis, Finley Doherty, Hayley Driscoll, Sami Goldman,  John Fitzhenry,  Dillon Lightbody, Audrey Miningham, Tatiana McAlpine, Maddie Rezendes, Hannah Rezendes, Abby Settle, Caroline Wilkins, and Madigan Wirkus.  

EY is backed by Boston musicians who’ve performed, recorded and toured with such music legends as Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and Van Morrison.

Don’t miss this exciting evening of timeless hits and non-stop entertainment! Tickets are $30  https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1440

Electric Youth - debut live stream broadcast March 13
Electric Youth - debut live stream broadcast March 13 


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

9th annual Culinary Cabaret at THE BLACK BOX - Apr 3

Join us at THE BLACK BOX when the culinary and performing arts unite for an inspired evening of fabulous food, wine and entertainment!

The 9th annual Culinary Cabaret spotlights this region's outstanding culinary talent, showcasing fine wines, craft beer, flavorful dishes and delectable desserts!

Featuring entertainment by Electric Youth and special guest artists of the Franklin Performing Arts Company. Culinary Cabaret supports Electric Youth!

When: April 3, 2020 - 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Where: THE BLACK BOX,  15 West Central Street, Franklin, MA

Your all-inclusive ticket delivers a delicious, entertaining evening!
Check out our website for more information and updates.
https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1353

Only until March 1st - save $20 on a pair of tickets, so get your tickets today!

 
9th annual Culinary Cabaret - April 3
9th annual Culinary Cabaret - April 3

Thursday, February 27, 2020

9th annual Culinary Cabaret - April 3


Join us at THE BLACK BOX when the culinary and performing arts unite for an inspired evening of fabulous food, wine and entertainment!

The 9th annual Culinary Cabaret spotlights this region's outstanding culinary talent, showcasing fine wines, craft beer, flavorful dishes and delectable desserts!

Featuring entertainment by Electric Youth and special guest artists of the Franklin Performing Arts Company. Culinary Cabaret supports Electric Youth!

When: April 3, 2020 - 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Where: THE BLACK BOX,  15 West Central Street, Franklin, MA

Your all-inclusive ticket delivers a delicious, entertaining evening!
Check out our website for more information and updates.
https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1353

Only until March 1st - save $20 on a pair of tickets, so get your tickets today!

 
9th annual Culinary Cabaret - April 3
9th annual Culinary Cabaret - April 3

Friday, January 3, 2020

Electric Youth 2020 debuts at THE BLACK BOX - Jan 4

Electric Youth 2020 debuts at THE BLACK BOX with two shows on Saturday, January 4 at 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM, offering high-powered family entertainment with music for all ages! Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, Electric Youth (EY) delivers high-energy music, including contemporary pop, classic rock, and country hits.

Electric Youth 2020 includes Lily Barney, Cassidy Baratta, Kelsey Breslin, Laney Dragsbaek, Hayley Driscoll, Sami Goldman, Tatiana McAlpine, Kelly McCormick, Emma Nicholson, Maddie Rezendes, Hannah Rezendes, Susauna Wickstrom, Caroline Wilkins, and Lindsey Wyner. EY is backed by Boston musicians who’ve performed, recorded and toured with such music legends as Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and Van Morrison.

Don’t miss this exciting evening of timeless hits and non-stop entertainment! Tickets are $26.  https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1341

Reservations for tables of 6 or more are available. Please call 508-528-3370 after all tickets are purchased to reserve your table.


Electric Youth 2020 debuts at THE BLACK BOX - Jan 4
Electric Youth 2020 debuts at THE BLACK BOX - Jan 4

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Town Council recap: Ag Commission, Fire Captain sworn in, robot enters the Chamber, Electric Youth perform

The Town Council meeting Wednesday was one of the most varied and entertaining meetings in a long time.

FSPA's Electric Youth sang a song as part of their annual visit before heading to their annual tour in Europe.


FSPA's Electric Youth sang a song as part of their annual visit
FSPA's Electric Youth sang a song as part of their annual visit

Fire Captain Darrell Griffin was sworn in by Town Clerk Teresa Burr


Fire Captain Darrell Griffin was sworn in by Town Clerk Teresa Burr
Fire Captain Darrell Griffin was sworn in by Town Clerk Teresa Burr

The Agriculture Commission presented an update on what they have done since they were formally approved last year.



The 4H Alarm Robotics Club presented an overview of their operation and educational mission. They will lease the Red Brick School as their base of operations in Franklin. They had been located in the old Thompson Printing building (until it was torn down) and recently in another location in Bellingham but wanting to return to Franklin.


After the Council approved of the lease arrangement, their robot entered the Chamber to deliver the pen for the signing ceremony. With some technical difficulty they did demonstrate the robots movements and capabilities along with how the team operated under pressure and recovered from problems.




My notes from the meeting can be found in the links here:


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Live reporting: Town Council - June 5, 2019

Present: Hamblen, Casey, Dellorco, Kelly, Mercer, Jones, Padula,. Pellegri, Earls
Absent:  


Agenda ItemSummary
Town Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting of June 5, 2019
1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast Channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.

2. CITIZENS COMMENTS
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five minutes on a matter that is not on the agenda.  The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.

none

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTESMeeting of May 8, 2019

motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

4. PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS
Electric Youth Performance



You can also find the full set of documents in one PDF
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/town_council_agenda_6-5-19_0.pdf

(Note: where there are active links in the agenda item, it will take you to the associated document)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Electric Youth Returns to THE BLACK BOX - Sold Out - Mar 22

Electric Youth returns to THE BLACK BOX on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm offering family entertainment with music for all ages. Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, EY delivers high-energy music, including pop, classic rock, contemporary Broadway, and country hits. The show will feature fully choreographed performances of One Republic, No Doubt, Guns N’ Roses, Aretha Franklin, The Greatest Showman, Kelly Clarkson, and more. They will be joined by special guests Future Shock.

The 2019 group of talented young singers and dancers includes Laney Dragsbaek, Hayley Driscoll, Tatiana McAlpine, Kelly McCormick, Emma Nicholson, Hannah Rezendes, Madison Rezendes, and Lindsey Wyner of Franklin, Susauna Wickstrom of Wrentham, Griffin Wilkins and Caroline Wilkins of Walpole, and Cassidy Baratta and Kelsey Breslin of Hopkinton.

The American touring ensemble of talented singer-dancers, ages 14-18, is backed by the eight-piece Boston Show Band — world class musicians who’ve worked with music legends Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Van Morrison and more. Electric Youth is trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. The group has toured Europe 15 times, performing in such renowned venues as Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Schonbrunn Palace; Sanremo’s Ariston Theatre; England’s Arundel Festival; Disneyland Paris; and professional theatres in Bristol, London and Windsor. EY has also headlined Fourth of July shows for U.S. troops stationed in Italy at Camp Ederle, Camp Darby, and Aviano Air Force Base. The ensemble has performed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, on Fox-TV and WBZ Radio, and at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, the Smithsonian Museum Theater, the United Nations and the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. Electric Youth has released six albums, including 2014’s Power Chord, available on iTunes. This summer, they will tour Italy, France, the U.K., and Switzerland.

Collectively, the members of Electric Youth 2019 have performed with Broadway stars, sung the National Anthem for Boston sports teams, been selected to perform at “Broadway Sessions” in NYC, won national gymnastics titles, worked with choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance, performed on televised dance specials, and more. Alumni of Electric Youth have gone on to appear on Broadway, in national and international tours, television, regional theater, feature film, professional dance companies, cruise ships, and more.

Tickets for March 22 are available at www.theblackboxonline.com or by calling the box office at 508-528-3370. You can follow Electric Youth on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube

Note: according to the marque, the show has sold out

Electric Youth Returns to THE BLACK BOX - Sold Out - Mar 22
Electric Youth Returns to THE BLACK BOX - Sold Out - Mar 22


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Electric Youth returns to THE BLACK BOX - March 22

On Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm, Electric Youth returns to THE BLACK BOX, offering family entertainment with music for all ages. Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, EY delivers high-energy music, including pop, classic rock, contemporary Broadway and country hits. 

The EY show at THE BLACK BOX will feature fully choreographed performances of One Republic, No Doubt, Guns N’ Roses, Aretha Franklin, The Greatest Showman, Kelly Clarkson, and more.

Get your tickets online
https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1232

Electric Youth returns to THE BLACK BOX - March 22
Electric Youth returns to THE BLACK BOX - March 22

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Electric Youth 2019 (video)

Get to know the members of Electric Youth 2019. If you missed the opening show on Saturday at THE BLACK BOX, you can at least view their video on YouTube.

They'll prepare for their 2019 Summer Tour to the U.K., France, Switzerland, and Italy.

For more about Electric Youth visit www.electricyouth.com



Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Electric Youth Announces 2019 Debut at THE BLACK BOX - Jan 5

Electric Youth 2019 will debut at THE BLACK BOX on January 5 with two shows at 6:30 and 8:30 PM. The 2019 group of talented young singers and dancers includes Laney Dragsbaek, Hayley Driscoll, Tatiana McAlpine, Kelly McCormick, Emma Nicholson, Hannah Rezendes, Madison Rezendes, and Lindsey Wyner of Franklin, Susauna Wickstrom of Wrentham, Griffin Wilkins and Caroline Wilkins of Walpole, and Cassidy Baratta and Kelsey Breslin of Hopkinton.

Electric Youth delivers high-energy, fully choreographed performances of classic rock, contemporary pop, Broadway, and country hits for audiences of all ages. The American touring ensemble of talented singer-dancers, ages 14-18, is backed by the eight-piece Boston Show Band — world class musicians who’ve worked with music legends Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Van Morrison and more. Electric Youth is trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. 


Electric Youth 2019
Electric Youth 2019

The group has toured Europe 15 times, performing in such renowned venues as Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Schonbrunn Palace; Sanremo’s Ariston Theatre; England’s Arundel Festival; Disneyland Paris; and professional theatres in Bristol, London and Windsor. EY has also headlined Fourth of July shows for U.S. troops stationed in Italy at Camp Ederle, Camp Darby, and Aviano Air Force Base. The ensemble has performed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, on Fox-TV and WBZ Radio, and at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, the Smithsonian Museum Theater, the United Nations and the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. Electric Youth has released six albums, including 2014’s Power Chord, available on iTunes. This summer, they will tour France, Italy, the U.K., and Switzerland.

Collectively, the members of Electric Youth 2019 have performed with Broadway stars, sung the National Anthem for Boston sports teams, been selected to perform at “Broadway Sessions” in NYC, won national gymnastics titles, worked with choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance, performed on televised dance specials, and more. Alumni of Electric Youth have gone on to appear on Broadway, in national and international tours, television, regional theater, feature film, professional dance companies, cruise ships, and more.

Tickets for the January 5 Debut shows are available at www.theblackboxonline.com or by calling the box office at 508-528-3370.

Monday, December 17, 2018

January 2019 at THE BLACK BOX features Electric Youth, Mark White Octet and "You Can’t Take It With You"

THE BLACK BOX will present a month full of concerts, plays, and more this January. Kicking off a new year of entertainment for the local venue on Saturday, January 5 is Electric Youth with their 2019 debut. With two shows at 6:30 and 8:30 pm, Electric Youth delivers high-energy, fully choreographed performances of classic rock, contemporary pop, Broadway, and country hits for audiences of all ages. The American touring ensemble of talented singer-dancers, ages 14-18, is backed by the eight-piece Boston Show Band — world class musicians who’ve worked with music legends Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Van Morrison and more. 
Electric Youth
Electric Youth

Electric Youth is trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. The group has toured Europe 15 times, performing in such renowned venues as Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Schonbrunn Palace; Sanremo’s Ariston Theatre; England’s Arundel Festival; Disneyland Paris; and professional theatres in Bristol, London and Windsor. EY has also headlined Fourth of July shows for U.S. troops stationed in Italy at Camp Ederle, Camp Darby, and Aviano Air Force Base. The ensemble has performed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, on Fox-TV and WBZ Radio, and at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, the Smithsonian Museum Theater, the United Nations and the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. Electric Youth has released six albums, including 2014’s Power Chord, available on iTunes. This summer, they will tour France, Italy, the U.K., and Switzerland.

The Mark White Octet returns to THE BLACK BOX on Sunday, January 13 at noon for a jazz brunch. The Mark White Octet is a jazz group dedicated to swinging, precision ensemble performances of charts written by stellar jazz arrangers that feature the exceptional instrumental/improvisational skills of all the members. The group is based on the original Dave Pell Octet that featured many of the West Coast’s finest jazz instrumentalists from the 50’s and 60’s. 
Mark White Octet
Mark White

Featuring a West Coast Swing with an East Coast Vibe, the band includes Mark White (guitar), Scott Deogburn (piano), Arnie Krakowsky (tenor sax), Ken Reid (baritone sax), Rick Hammett (trumpet, flugelhorn), Jon Garniss (trombone), Mark Poniatowski (bass), and Kenny Hadley (drums). Each is a dedicated jazz artist bringing superlative instrumental, interpretive, and ensemble skills to the group as well as a wealth of performance experience in the theatre, classical, and commercial music genres. All octet members are professional jazz educators and several hold positions currently at leading institutions. Brunch begins at 11:45 a.m., with music beginning at noon.

Closing out the month at THE BLACK BOX is Franklin Performing Arts Company’s staging of the classic comedy You Can’t Take It With You. Set in the summer of 1938 in New York City, the play introduces audiences to the freethinking Sycamore family and the mishaps and mayhem that ensue when their daughter's fiancĂ© brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, You Can’t Take It with You won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the screen adaptation won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.

For tickets and more information visit www.theblackboxonline.com or call the box office at 508-528-3370.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Electric Youth Announces 2019 Debut at THE BLACK BOX - Jan 5

Electric Youth 2019 will debut at THE BLACK BOX on January 5 with two shows at 6:30 and 8:30 PM. The 2019 group of talented young singers and dancers includes Laney Dragsbaek, Hayley Driscoll, Tatiana McAlpine, Kelly McCormick, Emma Nicholson, Hannah Rezendes, Madison Rezendes, and Lindsey Wyner of Franklin, Susauna Wickstrom of Wrentham, Griffin Wilkins and Caroline Wilkins of Walpole, and Cassidy Baratta and Kelsey Breslin of Hopkinton.

Electric Youth delivers high-energy, fully choreographed performances of classic rock, contemporary pop, Broadway, and country hits for audiences of all ages. The American touring ensemble of talented singer-dancers, ages 14-18, is backed by the eight-piece Boston Show Band — world class musicians who’ve worked with music legends Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Van Morrison and more. Electric Youth is trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. 
Electric Youth Announces 2019 Debut at THE BLACK BOX - Jan 5
Electric Youth Announces 2019 Debut at THE BLACK BOX - Jan 5

The group has toured Europe 15 times, performing in such renowned venues as Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Schonbrunn Palace; Sanremo’s Ariston Theatre; England’s Arundel Festival; Disneyland Paris; and professional theatres in Bristol, London and Windsor. EY has also headlined Fourth of July shows for U.S. troops stationed in Italy at Camp Ederle, Camp Darby, and Aviano Air Force Base. 

The ensemble has performed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, on Fox-TV and WBZ Radio, and at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, the Smithsonian Museum Theater, the United Nations and the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. Electric Youth has released six albums, including 2014’s Power Chord, available on iTunes. This summer, they will tour France, Italy, the U.K., and Switzerland.

Collectively, the members of Electric Youth 2019 have performed with Broadway stars, sung the National Anthem for Boston sports teams, been selected to perform at “Broadway Sessions” in NYC, won national gymnastics titles, worked with choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance, performed on televised dance specials, and more. Alumni of Electric Youth have gone on to appear on Broadway, in national and international tours, television, regional theater, feature film, professional dance companies, cruise ships, and more.

Tickets for the January 5 Debut shows are available at www.theblackboxonline.com or by calling the box office at 508-528-3370.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Electric Youth To Perform Free Summer Concerts

Following their three-and-a-half-week summer concert tour throughout Austria and Italy, Electric Youth (EY) will perform two free outdoor concerts on Thursday, July 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Norfolk Town Hill and on Wednesday, July 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Franklin Town Common. Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, Electric Youth delivers a fun, high-energy show of family entertainment with an extensive range of pop, classic rock, swing, contemporary Broadway and country music for audiences all ages. This season’s repertoire features fully choreographed performances of the best of Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, J. Geils, Elvis, Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, The Who, Guns N’ Roses and more.

Running from June 21 to July 16, Electric Youth’s 2018 European tour featured a return Fourth of July show at Aviano Air Force Base to entertain U.S. Troops and families stationed abroad. The tour also included performances in Kirchberg, Haffnerbach, Ober-Grafendorf and Tulln, Austria. Performances in Italy included multiple shows in Lignano and Bibione along the Adriadic Coast, as well as concerts in the Tuscany-Umbria region and at Lake Como.

Selected annually by audition, the group is chosen for superior musicianship, stage presence and “triple threat” accomplishments in singing, dancing and acting. This season’s ensemble of 13 performers, ages 15-19, studies multiple dance disciplines, voice and drama at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. Electric Youth 2018 includes Mia Fleischer, Aaron Frongillo, Sydney Leach, Hannah Rezendes, Madison Rezendes, Caitlin Woodcock and Lindsey Wyner of Franklin; Caroline Merten of Hopedale; Kelsey Breslin of Hopkinton; Naomi Fitzgerald, Caroline Wilkins and Griffin Wilkins of Walpole; and Susauna Wickstrom of Wrentham.

The EY singer-dancers are backed by Boston musicians who’ve performed, recorded and toured with music legends including Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Alicia Keys, B.B. King, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Van Morrison and many others. EY’s show band features Garrett Gleason on guitar, Kenny Hadley on drums, Bill Miele on bass, Artie Montanaro on trombone, Walter Platt on trumpet, Ken Reid on tenor saxophone, Ben Whiting on baritone saxophone, and Raye Lynn Mercer on piano. Mercer also is the group’s Director, and Hallie Wetzell is the Vocal Director. Under the direction of Mark Poniatowski, musical arrangers for Electric Youth are Rick Hammett, Jeff Perry, Walter Platt, Poniatowski, Mark White and Ben Whiting. Choreographers include Mercer, Casey Andrade, Amanda Dubois, Ali Funkhouser, Cheryl Madeux, Nick Paone and Kellie Stamp.

Electric Youth has released six professional albums and toured Europe 14 times, with performances at England’s Arundel Festival, Disneyland Paris, professional theaters in Bristol, London and Windsor, and such renowned venues as Sanremo’s Ariston Theatre and Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Schonbrunn Palace. EY also has headlined Fourth of July shows for American troops and families stationed in Italy at Camp Ederle, Camp Darby and Aviano Air Force Base. The ensemble has performed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, on Fox-TV and WBZ Radio, and at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Mechanics Hall, the Smithsonian Museum Theater, the United Nations and the American Embassy in Rome.

The EY summer concert in Franklin also will feature a performance by Future Shock, a select children’s ensemble of students, ages 6-13. For more information about Electric Youth, visit www.electricyouth.com. To learn more about the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, call (508) 528-8668 or visit www.FSPAonline.com.

Electric Youth To Perform Free Summer Concerts
Electric Youth To Perform Free Summer Concerts

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Bon Voyage concert for Electric Youth - June 16

Electric Youth (EY) 2018 returns to THE BLACK BOX on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m., offering family entertainment with music for all ages. Backed by an eight-piece band of world-class musicians, Electric Youth delivers high-energy music, featuring pop, classic rock, Broadway and country hits. 

The event is a Bon Voyage concert for Electric Youth, coming just days before the ensemble departs on June 21 for a 25-day concert tour of Austria and Italy, including a 4th of July performance at Aviano Air Force Base. 

The EY show at THE BLACK BOX will feature fully choreographed performances of Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Elvis, J. Geils, Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, The Who, Guns N’ Roses and more. 

The home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street. A cash bar is available. 

Tickets are $26. For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call (508) 528-3370.

Bon Voyage concert for Electric Youth - June 16
Bon Voyage concert for Electric Youth - June 16