FOREFRONT youngsters "rocked" Alloa last weekend as they brought their stunning summer show to the town hall.

Audiences were packed in for the four sold out shows, from June 14-16, and the blossoming performers did not disappoint.

This year's summer show was Forefront Rock’s You and showcased the hard work of the group's musical theatre classes.

Fresh from the success of Dick McWhittington in January, the young stars have been working on new material for the past five months.

The show involved 130 kids, aged 3-8, who all attend weekly classes in the Forefront Studio, Mar Street, Alloa.

They carried songs from various musicals, from movies past and present, and some tunes from the ever-prominent Queen back catalogue.

Principal Amber Rennie told the Advertiser : "It was going to be a tall order to put on a show that did all these songs justice.

"We commenced rehearsals in February following the Pantomime in January and it quickly became apparent that the kids were well and truly up for it.

"We sold out four shows over the weekend and the response has been amazing.

"Every year we raise the bar and there’s a nervousness over “how do we top that”. However, I’m ecstatic with the feedback and messages of support that have come flooding in from the audience."

Amber says the school has continued to grow in recent years and the wealth of talent she has at her disposal means she and the rest of the staff can push the boat out a little more when it comes to the shows.

She continued: "There is a solid and strong core to the school at the moment and the skill level within the school really is just getting stronger and stronger.

"I think this provides the backbone to the performances and allows me to be more adventurous with what I ask of the kids and more challenging with the performances that Sarah, Miss Killean, Lesley and I set for the kids.

"There are so many stars that shine on the stage, but for me every one of them are stars for bringing the show to life.

"So many have been called out for their individual performances following the show that it’s impossible to single anyone out, but it’s clear that there are a lot of children within the cast that have a very promising future."

Next up for Forefront is the annual January panto and this year the school has gone for Beauty and the Beast.

The students will begin rehearsals after the summer break as they build towards the ten-show run in the winter.