Fabulous Footloose

Friday, 14 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 50

Garden International School’s (GIS) super-talented students staged a spectacular version of Footloose.

The show, which ran from November 21-23, attracted hundreds of parents and students. The musical told the story of Ren (IB1’s Rohit), who arrives in a conservative town where dancing has been banned. Ren befriends several locals as he tries to change opinions and attitudes in his new hometown. He also meets Ariel (Year 11’s Trisha), the daughter of the local preacher and the pair soon fall in love.

As well as some convincing performances and clever set design, the show was packed with hit songs, ranging from ‘Let’s Hear It For The Boy’,  ‘Dancing in the Streets’, ‘Somebody’s Eyes’ and the famous eponymous theme tune.

The Footloose finale. The Footloose finale.

Other highlights included a version of Gangnam Style, some impressive rapping from Louis, Rain, John C, Robert and Rohit and some adept dance moves from Yogesh.

The show’s generous sponsors were Victory International Family Church (Prestige Sponsors), The Camel Pub and Restaurant and Extreme Vision (Platinum), Jack and Dave, the Lyubchevsk Family (Gold Sponsors), Praw Dance Studio, Viking Power Systems and U-Smile (Silver) and May’s restaurant and Shaniya’s (Year 7) mother.

Gotta cut footloose - a GIS student displays some neat footwork. Gotta cut footloose - a GIS student displays some neat footwork.

Three GIS stars perform ‘Somebody’s Eyes’. Three GIS stars perform ‘Somebody’s Eyes’.

The GIS Footloose show included some great choreography. The GIS Footloose show included some great choreography.

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