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 is selected annually by audition in the fall, and members are chosen for superior musicianship, stage presence and triple threat talent in singing, dancing and acting.
Electric Youth and the boston show band has toured Europe 12 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 professional CDs, including the 2014 album Power Chord, available on iTunes. Ey and the boston show band 2016 will tour Austria and Italy this summer.
Electric Youth alumni are currently performing on Broadway; have appeared in feature films and television broadcasts including the Academy Awards; have starred in critically acclaimed Lincoln Center and Shakespeare Theatre Company productions; have appeared in U.S. and international tours of American Idiot, Chicago, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Showboat, and Wicked; and have performed extensively in regional theater and cruise line casts.