The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway are prepping to bring Durban audiences “a tribute to surpass all tributes”, as they celebrate the music of the six greatest pop and rock icons of all time in ‘Six Of The Best’, from July 12 to August 28.
Picture a concert featuring Freddie Mercury, Jon Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Billy Joel, Pink and Cher all on one stage, in one show, singing their number one hits from the last four decades. These artists have dominated the charts to such a degree and made such an impact on the music industry that The Barnyard decided that it was necessary to stage a special tribute to them.
The Barnyard has become synonymous with their send-offs, and the show features a ten-piece cast who make their way through a repertoire that was made in rock ‘n roll heaven.
Picture Meatloaf challenging the vocal ability of Freddie, who in turn has to compete with Bon Jovi and you have an idea of what to expect with the production. Then there is the power and beauty of Pink, the soulfulness of Billy, and of course the flamboyance and decadence of Cher. ‘Six Of The Best is about the showmanship, the charisma and the music of these performers that all “comes together in one big concert that will blow your mind,” in the words of the production team.
Fans can expect to hear their favourites from these six artists. Think of Freddie Mercury’s anthems ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘A Kind Of Magic’ and ‘We Are The Champions’; Bon Jovi’s rock numbers ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’, ‘Bed Of Roses’ and ‘Bad Medicine’; Meatloaf’s larger-than-life ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’ and ‘It’s All Coming Back To Me Now’; Billy Joel’s piano ballads ‘Piano Man’, ‘New York State Of Mind’ and ‘Honesty’; Cher’s women-power hits ‘Believe’ and ‘Strong Enough;’ and Pink’s party tracks ‘Just Like A Pill’ and ‘Raise Your Glass’.
* Tickets are R155 per person from Wednesday to Saturday, with discounted specials of R120 per person every Tuesday night and R110 per person for the Sunday matinee show.
For bookings and enquiries, call The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045; or visit www.barnyard.durban.
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