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Electric Youth debuts in England and France on 10th European Tour

Posted by boston.com  September 13, 2013 12:35 PM

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Pictured, left to right, are Franklin’s Ali Funkhouser and Madi Asgeirsson during an Electric Youth performance at England’s Arundel Festival in August..

Electric Youth, an ensemble featuring singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, made its debut in England and France last month, during the group's 10th European tour.

The singing, dancing and acting ensemble performs choreographed covers of classic rock and contemporary songs. This year's group included Madison Asgeirsson, 15, Kendra Dombroski, 14, Ali Funkhouser, 17, Graham Hancock, 16, Jocelyn Jones, 14, and Shaina McGillis, 14, from Franklin; Michael Fajardo, 15, of Hopkinton; Maddy Williams, 14, of Medway; and Jenna McDermott, 14, of Wrentham.

During the two-and-a-half week tour of Europe, the group performed four shows at Dineyland Paris and one show along the coast of Normandy in Barfleur. They also sang and danced their way through shows at the Arundel Festival and Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in England, in addition to other shows in Bristol, London, Wimborne and Windsor, according to a press release.

It wasn't all work for the ensemble, however, as they had time to enjoy tours of the regions they visited, including the Eiffel Tower and Omaha Beach in France and Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon in England.

Auditions for the 2014 Electric Youth Ensemble will be held on Sept. 26 at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. To learn more, call FSPA at (508) 528-8668 or visit www.electricyouth.com.

Shandana Mufti can be reached at malika.mufti@globe.com.

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