CLYDEBANK Musical Society’s junior section took a trip back to the 80s with their production of the hit show Footloose.

Set to the Oscar and Tony award nominated score, Footloose follows Ren (played by Kieran Bradley), a slightly rebellious, dance-loving boy from Chicago who moves with his mother to a small farming town of Bomont.

Shocked to discover the strict, conservative rules which govern his new home, he decides to challenge the authorities who run the town and throw a big, rock-n-roll dance party.

The young cast, aged from 12 to 18, performed the famous hits including Holding Out For A Hero, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and, of course, Footloose to packed audience at Clydebank Town Hall.

The set, designed by the CMS Crew, opened with a painted span of Chicago’s skyline and transformed throughout the show into the Bomont High School hallway, the Gas Station hang-out and The Burger Blast diner.

The show brought together the junior members who have performed with the society for a number of years as well as new faces who were taking part in their first show.

Having performed West Side Story, Hairspray and Grease in recent years, this is the first time the junior section have taken on Footloose in their 27-year history.

Footloose also brought the return of Kevin Rodgers who had previously participated in CMS Junior shows before joining the adult section. He returned for the role of Reverend Shaw Moore, who imposes strict bans on drinking, smoking and, worst of all, dancing, upon the people of Bomont.

CMS’s Junior Section was founded in 1990 after demand from young people in the adult section’s production of Oliver!. Since then it has grown to a strength of around 60 members with open workshops held to audition new members.

Every year CMS also participate in West Dunbartonshire Council’s Christmas show and perform for the elderly, churches and local community groups.

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